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

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

In the land of forgotten dreams...

Before you start reading this, it's a story that I'm writing spur of the moment). It has absolutely nothing to do with this blog, other than the fact that I love writing... Here you go!

Chapter 1
Through the Dream Field

In the land of forgotten dreams, there live thousands of veterinarians, prima ballerinas, doctors and athletes.
"Why are all of these things here?" thought Rosie, as she walked through the field, looking at each and every person who walked by, taking in their faces, trying to see if she recognized anyone.
    A chorus of voices in the background were chanting something like "Nos ex ... libertatis autem". A few people walked by, no, they wern't walking, more like, floating? and that's when Rosie noticed. These people did not have feet.
    "Excuse me, Miss," She said to the sickly thin model, "Where am I?"
    The model stared back in silence, and after a few moments, replied, "No one knows where we are, kid. Just go with it. And don't ask too many questions." she began, "By the way, I'm Tia, and you are...?"
     "Rosalinda Ericka Kennon. Now, why am I here?" Rosie asked, now slightly irritated.
    "Well, I can't tell what you are, probably an actress. We've got lots of those here." Tia grabbed another girl by the wrist and pulled her over to where they were floating. "Ramona, meet Rosalinda Ericka Kennon. I've got to go tend to the ponies, Ramona, show Rosalinda around."
    Rosie felt bad for Ramona, she didn't look much more than 15. "Hi. I'm Ramona. Um, I guess I can show you around, if you want..." She started.
     "You can just call me Rosie. Tia didn't quite answer my question, Why am I here?"
     "You're here because you were someones childhood dream. That's what all of us are. I'm an artist, but, guess that kid wont be one. Once in a while, though, you'll see someone shoot up out of that opening over there screaming Lorem ipsum!!! Means 'I'm Free' in Latin. Most people here speak Latin. Don't know why. Anyway, a little girl named Lily wanted to be an artist when she was little, so she pursued it for a little while, fifteen months actually. Then moved on, and I got moved here. There are millions of us here. Dreams, we like to call ourselves." Ramona told her.
     "So, someone wanted to be an actress when they were little, but then abandoned that, so I got sent here. Right?" Rosie said.
     "Yep. Basically. But when someone re-adopts their childhood dreams, they take back the Dream that they abandoned" Ramona started "I just keep waiting to see if Lily wants to be an artist again... She never seems to do so, though. But, right now, she's only 13, so, I guess I still have a while to go." Ramona sighed a heavy sigh after this.
     "Alright, who wanted to be an actress? Who gave me up?" Rosie asked.
     "Well, it's really quite simple. Look at the inside of your wrist, silly!"
     So, Rosie turned her hand over, and sure enough, etched into her wrist with dried blood on it were three words:

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Matroyshka Doll

     If you are in the process of adopting, and you have a Russian Matroyshka doll, please follow me in this... Last night, I broke out the blue and white doll I got in Red Square. I opened it up to all five dolls, its full size. And then realized that this is not a true image. I imagine these dolls to be a family. The biggest one being Dad, second biggest one being Mom (even though I am taller than her the third smallest one being me, the second smallest, my brother. But, where's the littlest one? That doll represents Z.
     If you choose to take part in this, and you are adopting (There's at least one of you out there!) Take out the same number of dolls as there are in your family (eg. 4 people= 4 dolls). When your adopted child/sibling comes home, you take out the final doll. If there are already 5 people (typical doll set) you can double the dolls. Say, there are 2 parents, 2 sisters and a brother, you put the two sisters as one. The dolls are incomplete without the littlest one there. So is your family (while you have chosen to adopt; if not, carry on!) without the littlest one. Or middlest one. If your adoptive child is in between ages of already there children, put it inside the bigger one. And, if you don't have a sufficient amount of people in your immediate family, add aunts, uncles cousins to fill the gap(s).
     Now, when all this is done; display it! When your adoptive child comes home, your matroyshka family can grow along with your family. Just make sure there is enough room for your littlest one.

p.s. the Donation button will be up ASAP!

Monday, October 3, 2011

On her way home...

"Not arriving
On our way back home
We're on our way home
We're on our way home
We're going home

Two of us sending postcards
Writing letters"

-The Beatles
Two of us

     That is the anthem of my head right now. It's not the entire song, because, well, it's a mushy love song. But! If we dissect the lyrics (magical sparkling noises, like what you hear in a children's unicorn cartoon.)
"Not arriving": Z certainly isn't arriving anytime soon. Sadly, BUT! Stay tuned for more amazing news!
"On our way back home": She is on her way back home! Or, maybe not back per-say, but, at least coming home. And, I do plan on being there when she comes home. Yes. WE will be on our way back home. Hopefully in June.
"Wer'e on our way home,
We're on out way home,
We're going home!": She's on her way home! She's on her way home! She's coming home!
And, I plan on sending her postcards, and letters, when she know's we're adopting her.
     On another note, No, she does not know we are adopting her. Because, what would happen if she knew. She would get really excited and happy, right? Now, what happens if something happens? A devastated Z, that's what.
     And, the good news! If there are 16 really  generous people reading this, and they feel like donating $1000 each, we can pay for her adoption! Yes! We can still do an indepentant adoption! Only $16,000 instead of the $40,000 we thought it was going to cost. But, we still need the air fare. I'll show you what that looks like. There is a manditory 2 trips.
1st trip: around $6,000 in air-fare.
2nd trip: around $10,000 in air-fare.
That's if we all go on both trips. Which wont happen. Nice: Yes. Possible: Nope.
     And more news! I found even more of the kids on the adoptoin website! So, I'm advocating for them!
 Here's a few girls, I didn't recognize any of the boys, except one, who's already being adopted.

Tamara M.

№ tdpx
Kemerovo region
Brothers and sisters do not
Possible forms of the device:
adoption, guardianship, foster family
The girl was born in August 1998
Gray eyes
Hair dark brown
The character of a modest, kind, lively
Where to go

That's Toma. She's sweet and kind. She's one of the kids who followed me around.

Catherine C.

№ 2bt6y
Kemerovo Region
has a brother or sister
Possible forms of the device:
adoption, guardianship, foster family
The girl was born in January 1999
Blue eyes
The nature of single-minded, optimistic, demanding
Where to go

That's Katya. She speaks a little bit of english, I don't know much about her except that she's very bright!

Valery B.

№ 8him
Kemerovo region
Brothers and sisters do not
Possible forms of the device:
adoption, guardianship, foster family
The girl was born in September 1999
Blue eyes
Hair dark brown
Nature sociable, cheerful, inquisitive
Where to go

That is Lira! She's VERY social and tries her best to communicate with you, So sweet!

Яна М.

№ 27lhm
Кемеровская область
Есть братья или сестры
Возможные формы устройства:
усыновление, опека, приемная семья
Девочка родилась в июне 2000
Глаза голубой
Волосы русые
Характер общительная, активная, настойчивая
Куда обращаться

That's Yana. She's VERY quiet, and realllllllyyyy tiny! But, she's just so cute!

Валентина Д.

№ 1rma2
Кемеровская область
Братьев и сестер нет
Возможные формы устройства:
опека, приемная семья
Девочка родилась в апреле 2001
Глаза карий
Волосы русые
Характер общительная, активная, творческая
Куда обращаться

Valya! She is one of my favorites! I love her so much! She desperatly want's a family.

Галина Ч.

№ 2bmve
Кемеровская область
Есть братья или сестры
Возможные формы устройства:
усыновление, опека, приемная семья
Девочка родилась в феврале 2002
Глаза голубой
Волосы русые
Характер спокойная, застенчивая
Куда обращаться

 Galya. She's mine people! Unless we can't raise the funds....She is so super social. In almost all of the videos we took at the orphanage, she's there saying "Privet" and waving to the camera.

SO! I saw some kids that looked farmliar, and I didn't want to say "Oh! This is Nastia! She's really sweet and love's to hug" and then on the next post be saying: Yeah, Nastia isn't at Destky Dom 5, disregard that!"
 Off to bed! Bye!