This will be Mira’s first Christmas with us. I get a lump in my throat what I picture the cinderblock structure where she spent her very first Christmas on earth. I remember the tiny girl that never smiled and I can barely breathe at the thought of the dimples she sports now.
Last Christmas, she was alone. This Christmas, she is never alone.
There are still so many children in the world who are waiting for their families. Sometimes all that stands between orphans and Home are the funds their families need to find them.
Thanks to the prodding of a friend, I’ve decided to update the Home for Christmas list for 2011. For those of you who may not remember, when we began our adoption, I compiled a list of other families who were selling items to fundraise for their adoption and called it “Home for Christmas.”
We made a pledge as a family only to shop from that list for Christmas gifts and it was a fun challenge, but also a rewarding one. Many of you joined us in our Shopping With Purpose and blessed other families with your generosity.
I’d love it if you’d join us again. We all have gifts to buy for someone. Wouldn’t it be grand if our gifts went so much further than under a tree? We can help lift the burden for other families who have opened themselves up to the Beautiful Mess that is adoption. We can Bring Children Home.
I’ve culled through the list and pulled links that are no longer operational. If I was able to find an update, I made sure to put that out to the side of a website. A few are completely done fundraising, and I couldn’t resist the urge to let you see what you contributed to!
If you are selling items to raise money for an adoption and would like to be added to the list, please let me know (vitafamiliae at gmail dot com).
Help me spread the word, y’all. This matters.
Just ask Mira…