Safe and Sound

"I remember tears streaming down your face When I said, I'll never let you go When all those shadows almost killed your light. I remember you said, Don't leave me here alone. But all that's dead and gone and passed tonight. Just close your eyes The sun is going down You'll be alright No one can hurt you now Come morning light You and I'll be safe and sound"
-Taylor Swift

Friday, September 23, 2011

Bunking with a 8 year old and BIG NEWS!

Well, we found where G and I are going to sleep! In a bunk bed! We found it at Ikea a few days ago for only $160! It's kind of boring, but we can add stickers and such.

This is it!
     Any way, I'll be on the top, and she'll be on the bottom. Over the course of the next few months, the whole initials thing will probably get really confusing. So, G that I've been refering to all along, her name can also be spelled with a Zh. It's pronounced like the g in rouge, and spelled with this symbol: Ж. Which, translated to English makes the zh sound. Or j. Or g. Whatever you want to call it. But, from now on, I am going to call her Z. because there is another G at the orphanage that we may or may not adopt.
     Which leads me to my next subject. In case you have'nt heard yet, tons of kids from Detski Dom are on the Russian adoption website! G is there! Z isn't but, she's still available. Here is G's "profile"!
Oh, and by the way, this doesn't mean we now miraculously have all of the money. We still need donations. NEED! Z will never come home unless Russia just starts giving away children (and let's face it, that'll never happen.) We need to raise $40,000 to get her home. There is still the possibility that we can do it by the "old rules" and it will only cost $16,000, but thats still a lot. And we also need airplane tickets. And money for the bed. And matresses (you can't put normal matresses on a bunk bed. $99 each...yikes!). And clothes. And we only have about a little bit saved. So, umm, yeah. This whole adoption thing is going to be really really expensive. So, help us save! And if you cannot donate yourselves, and you have a blog, please advocate for her! You know, if you want to. No pressure.  Can we make it happen? Maybe? But, as I know, and we all know:
  WE CAN DO IT!!!!!
Oh, yeah. We're having technilogical difficulties with accepting donations right now, and will make it possible ASAP, and if you want to donate, just leave a comment saying you would like to, and I'll help you get it in. Okay? Sorry for the "glitches".

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She's so adorable! I love her so much! It's a recent picture too! Well, all's well that end well, right?
Pakah! Dos Svydanya! Goodbye! See ya real soon!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Menya Malaenkaya Sestra!

     For those of you who dont't know Russian, the title means "My little sister". And for those of you who speak fluent Russian, I don't care if that scentence does not make any sense. I took the words "My" "little" and "sister", and put them together.
     Anyway! Yes! For real! She (G) is going to be my little sister soon! WOO HOO! But, here's a catch. We want Need to raise money to get her here. It sounds like alot, but we need $40,000. Don't think about how much I need in total, but think about how much you are able need to give in total. I honesly don't care if it's a penny, or a gazillion dollars. Justlease would you help? And if you really can't afford anything, just encouragement is welcome. Anything to get my little monkey home.
     There is also a possiblility that I will be going back in November. But, this time, instead of $1,000, we need to raise $2,000, just for my air-fare. And another $2,000 for my mother. Again, it's alot, and sometimes, even I think that my ambitions are too big. But, we can do it, tell your best friend, mom, dad, aunt, uncle and cat, and we can just maybe do it.
     What if I put on a puppy face? Pretty pretty please? With a cherry on top?
And a note from my mom.................
Dear Readers,
My name is Kim, I'm the proud mother of Bridget (and her brother, and soon to be "G" whose name, for privacy reasons, I cannot reveal yet)
We have indeed commited to adopting "G" and bringing her out of a life of  hopelessness and into our hopelessly fun and loving family.
G has a serious illness that is treatable here in the U.S. She receives treatment in Siberia, but they have extremely limited resources.
Politics and money are our only obstacles.  The U.S and Russia have just signed an agreement, which prevents private adoptions.  The current cost? $40,000.
I cannot wrap my mind around the fact that money could mean the difference between a REAL LIFE for this child, or a lifetime of bleakness - and a certainly shorter lifetime.  History and statistics show that if she remains where she is, she can expect to live only until about age 19-24. 
I am sure you have already noticed that my little darling, Bridget, can be pretty persistent....and so she has asked me to please ask for and accept donations online.
As Bridget says "Mom, nobody HAS to help us....but for those who WANT to, and are ABLE to....we can give them the opportunity. G would like that."
I have resisted for a long time.  Now, because of our love for this child - I will let go of my pride.
I will add a paypal button - and graciously accept your help, and promise to keep every one of you updated on our progress and G's life.
No funds will move from G's account until they are spent DIRECTLY FOR HER ADOPTION!
If we do not raise enough, then donors will choose a refund or option to use the amount for G at the orphanage (medical care, clothing, whatever you choose).
Thank you, and stay tuned for the adventures of G.............!!
This is Bridget again. I say "No, mom, it's not an option not to not raise enough. It's just a how long it will take. It will not be 'If we don't raise enough'"

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Already Saving To Go Back

I know, it might not seem like a lot, but I already have $100 saved up to go back. Or, better yet, adopt my little princess. Sure, it's barely a anything out of the $2000 or so dollars needed to go back, but, hey! I managed to raise $1000 from January to May, so what's the problem with raising another $2000 in an even longer time span? No problem.
     I'm trying not to be too too confident in this, but it just feel's like there's a ball of fire exploding from my gut, just going "Hey! Guess what? If you don't do this, I'm going to make you explode! Are'nt you happy about that? No? Well! Get to work, mister!" Figuratively speaking, of course. But, if it make's you more motivated to help, it's not figurative!
     But, for now, I'm off on my merry selling spree! Some people go on spending spree's when they have a lot of money, I go on selling spree's. To get those spenderers to spend their money, for a good cause. So, If you want to buy something to support those Siberian orphans, here are some picture's of things that I am selling. They can be custom made, for the same price.