Monday, January 27, 2014

First Heart! | The Love Board Fundraiser

Sweet Jamie was the very first one to put a heart on Mick's Love Board!

Thank you so much Jamie for showing love and kindness to this Valentine's!  You are wonderful!

If you would like to make a donation in memory or in honor or just cause for The Love Board fundraiser CLICK HERE or take a look at the YouCaring box on the top right of the sidebar.

                                                               Thank you SO much in advance! :)

Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Love Board | A Valentine's Day Fundraiser

I was discussing with my mom recently how I wanted to do some sort of fundraiser for Mick for Valentine's Day, since he is "my" Valentine. ;)  I explained to her how I didn't have enough time to purchase a prize and do a giveaway or auction.  Then she suggested this little idea..

                                                   Welcome to The Love Board! 

In honor of Mick I created this board for Valentine's day.

If you make a donation of any amount to Mick a heart will appear on the board.  
 I have a YouCaring account opened for this specif fundraiser. When you make the donation you have the opportunity to send the name of a person you donated in honor or in memory of on this Valentine's Day. 

Valentine's Day is about love.  
Not just the love that man and woman share between each other, but the love of Christ and the love he gave to us to give to others. 
It's about the loved ones all around you in your life.   
Your family, friends, even pets.  These are the these that no amount of money can buy.  
Love itself is something you cannot buy at your local Walmart or even Macy's.  When you feel loved you feel wonderful, happy and joyful.  It's one of the best feelings in the world.  
One of which that Mick has never felt.  
Orphans in Eastern Europe don't typically feel love, if ever.  They get the bare minimum to survive and make do.
Never do they feel a passionate, simple little kiss on their cheeks or a comforting hug or just be held and rocked to sleep.  They don't get little candies in a fun heart shaped box, they're lucky to get their basic food. 
They've never even heard the words

I love you.  
Three little words we hear nearly everyday and take for granted
Words that Mick is starving to hear! But waits, because no one is there to say them.
Valentine's Day is about so much more than just the dates, presents, roses and candies. 
It's a time that we can take the time to think of the ones with no love. 

Every single penny donated goes into Mick's adoption fund. Which will help if forever family rescue him faster.   
When you make a donation please send me the name and reason why you chose to donate in memory, in thought or in honor of them for,  
I want to make a post with the little reasons to share with my followers.  
I hope that come Valentine's Day that our little Love Board is filled with countless hearts and names.  
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post!  
Though Mick has never heard the words 'I love you' before, I've said it to him a million times and I pray everyday that one day I will be able to say it to him face to face. 

CLICK HERE to make a donation. 
or look up at the top right sidebar of the blog and you will see the small donation box from YouCaring.


Friday, January 3, 2014

Mick's Angel Tree Miracle!

After endless praying, fundraising, writing and more at just a week or so before Christmas Mick's Angel Tree was at a grand $500 plus!   My personal goal for Angel Tree this year.  I was overjoyed with happiness to have accomplished such an amazing thing for "my" sweet Mick!     With no other fundraisers planned (or time to hold any) and my busy before Christmas schedule I decided to stop my Angel Tree fundraising there.  I was so pleased and grateful for the AMAZING $500.   Considering this was my very first time fundraising on my own for anything the amount was more than I could have dreamed it would be!  The Lord answered my prayers and I was so pleased and content. 

Just days ago the founder of ReecesRainbow,org posted on their Facebook page that explaining how she couldn't understand why Mick was so overlooked.  I felt so guilty for not raising more money and trying harder at Angel Tree.  I love him so much.  More than anyone could ever imagine loving someone they've never met.  Angel Tree was almost over and I knew there wasn't much else I could do, but pray my heart out.  And that's what I did.   I cried to my God and asked him to do something big and wonderful for Mick.  
And God heard my cry, answering it in a way I could have only DREAMED of.   

I discover that someone has generously donated $400 plus to Mick's Angel Tree!!!   I was blown away and in complete shock!  I never ever EVER thought that would happen! I'm still thinking this is some crazy amazing dream!!   Mick is now at $952 in ANGEL TREE!!    

I have said it before and I will say it again, I believe in miracles!!!   God has never failed me.  Especially when it comes to situations in advocating for orphans.  Over the years of advocating I have witnessed more and more miracles.  God listens and hears our cries.   He's a loving, caring, forgiving God. And He is Father to the fatherless.    I know without a doubt that without God Mick and me wouldn't have gotten very far.  Everything that has happened has been through the grace of God.   He lives and He loves Mick forever and always.    

The Reece's Rainbow family are blown away by how he came up near the top out of no where.  And I smile, there's a person that God put in Mick's life that loves him enough to donate such incredible amounts to make him reach his goal.  I thank God for that special person and all the rest that have helped this Angel Tree be a HUGE blessing to his adoption fund!  This will help his forever family adopt him faster and easier!  A LOT of help!    

This is one day and event in my life I will never forget!   Please pray that God will guide Mick's forever family to find him SOON!!!!   <3 

If you would like to help Mick reach $1,000 before Angel Tree officially ends please click on the link below.
(Reece's Rainbow takes out a small percent of the donation to put towards the Voice of Hope fund, this is the reason he's not yet at the $1,000 mark) 


Friday, December 13, 2013

$19 AWAY FROM $500

Oh my goodness!  This is so exciting to write!  I can't even believe I can write this today!! 

Mick is only $19 away from reaching $500 in Angel Tree!!!!!!!!!

$19!!! Can you even believe it?!  My God is such an amazing God!! He's blessed me in more ways than I can imagine in this journey in raising money for Mick.

My personal goal for Angel Tree is $500 and knowing I'm so close is just the most  incredible feeling!  Praise The Lord! Is almost all I can say!! 

I will update as soon as we reach $500! 



Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Gorgeous Headbands

Look at this adorable new look on the blog!  I know it's random right now, but just wait!  It all will make perfect sense!  Excuse the fonts and all, I haven't had the chance to change everything to match it yet. 

Here we are just $15 days until Christmas  ! Basically 2 weeks.  And you need presents!  Well if you donate $15 to Mick you can pick one of these georgeous headbands!    Donated by Baby & Kids Boutique.  

I only have these two! So you better move fast if you want one!  

Email, Facebook message or comment if you are interest in getting one! :) 

They're so unique! You really won't find another.  They're perfect little presents too.   

And just a little update, Mick is currently at $441!!!!!! So close to $500!! 

Friday, December 6, 2013

$405 & Happier Than Ever!

Dear Mick,

I haven't wrote you in a while.  I've wrote on the blog, but not to you.   That certainly doesn't mean I haven't thought of you.  There honestly hasn't been a day where you haven't been on my mind MOST of the day.  I just keep thinking about you, constantly.  I think about what you're doing, if you are hungry, if you are happy or sad.  If anyone has taken the time out of their day to just sit and hold you in their arms and tell you how incredibly special and wonderful you are.  As I write this I tear up just thinking of anyone lucky enough to have a chance to do just that to you.   Hold you and love you.  It's something that I've wanted since I put my eyes on your precious face.    Mick baby, I love you as much as someone could love someone.  I would do anything for you.  I would give up anything just to see you have forever family that could give you everything you've always deserved.  
You don't know this, because I doubt anyone has ever told you, but sweetie you are so beautiful.  You are worth so much more than you've ever known.  You have a purpose that only you can fulfill.   You're gonna change someones life.  I know this because you have changed mine so much.   I never knew I could love someone I've never met this much.   You have a piece of my heart and I dream of the day I will be able to carry you in my arms and give you the hug and kisses you've never had, but always deserved.
I don't know where your mommy is, and I don't know how she was ever able to give you away, but I wish I could talk to her for just a few brief moments.  I want to tell her thank you.  I want to tell her thank you for giving you the chance to have someone wonderful find you, instead of choosing to abort you like millions of other children are/have been.   I know your life is nothing wonderful, but this led you to me and I will stay faithfully committed to you until the day your family has set foot on American soil with you in their arms.
I'm so grateful that I have this chance to help you.

Look at me, I got completely off track.  (If you've read past letters you already know I ramble off so easily, ha ha)  My main reason for getting online and writing a letter to you was to tell you that, baby you are currently at $405 in Angel Tree!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ahhhh!!!!  I couldn't even believe my eyes when I saw the amount!  And I said it out loud and I still couldn't believe it!   Honestly, writing this I am still in shock!  This is the most incredible thing!  You're getting so CLOSE to $500 which is halfway there!!

It's 18 days until Christmas and I'm trusting in God to send us exactly what you need.
He is an AWESOME and ALMIGHTY God and he has NEVER failed me.  He is faithful and I will continue to pray for you, your safety and health and that He's wrapping his unfailing arms around you everyday, comforting you in all your times of need.  

I haven't stopped smiling since I saw the amount on your Reece's Rainbow page!  Not much could make me feel happier.  UNLESS, you found a forever family for Christmas!  If that happens I think I might seriously die of joyfulness!  No kidding!!

I love you sweet baby boy.  Keep your head held high, because God loves you and with His grace and love I will rescue you. <3

Thank you for reading this letter to Mick, one day I will print these letters out and send them to him when he's found his forever family.   If you would like to make a donation to his Angel Tree please visit the link below, we just need $95 MORE TIL WE REACH $500!! <3 


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Giving Today

Today is is Giving Tuesday after a difficult fundraising week I am trying my hardest to not fall into discouragement.   I know that God has already set the exact amount of money that I will raise for Mick this Angel Tree season.  And if $325 is that amount, I will be happy and overjoyed just to have that.  But knowing that I still have 22 days left to try my hardest makes me refuse to give up.

I have an app that allows me to look at different webcams across the world, and one early morning at 2 a.m. I stumbled across the webcam in Ukraine.  The country that "my" dearest little man Mick is located in.  And while it was pitch dark here in the US at that time, the sun was just rising there.   It was heartbreaking to watch.  The morning itself was beautiful.  Here I was getting ready to fall asleep in my warm and cozy bed.  Inside my comfy heated house.  I wondered about Mick.  There inside those orphanage doors his day just beginning. Another day stuck inside those walls, cold, dark and dreary. He knows no different though.  Sad, but true that his day of no fun, no love, no laughter, no enjoyment or pleasure of any kind is the definition of a  "normal" day for him.  He waits day in and day out for that moment when the nannies bring him a photograph of his future forever family.  He watches the only family he's ever known leave with their forever families. And still he wonders..where are his?  Where is the mother that scoops him up into her loving and welcoming arms, kissing his cheeks passionately? Where is the father that plays with him and makes him giggle?  Where are those wonderful people that are suppose to rescue him from that dreadful orphanage? He waits and wonders.  He may not understand it all fully, but I'm positive he feels a feeling of loneliness and sadness when he watches other children say goodbye to the place that no child should ever have to live in.   

On this giving Tuesday, I hope that you will consider making a donation of any amount into Mick's adoption grant/Angel Tree.   Go look through my blog and see ways you can get things free for donating.  There are many.  (

Here's the link to donate: 

My intention wasn't to make this a sad post, but when I discuss Mick living unloved in an orphanage there really isn't another title to put on the topic other than sad.  It makes me extremely sad to know that he will be alone this Christmas again. His 3rd Christmas, and never ever celebrated it.  It's unreal and heartbreaking.    

Thank you for reading this short little post. I appreciate it! And thank you so incredibly much for donating! I can't even find words to begin to say how grateful I am for all donations to him. :) 

Please comment if you donate! You don't have to, but I would love to hear from you.  I'd to personally thank you. <3 

Thank you so much.