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)