"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"
Mmmph. School Musicals..... Sound of Music......... I want to be Loiusa... But in order to audition for any of the girl parts, even if you don't want to be Maria, you must sing the "Sound of Music"...
Would somone like to explain how a girl like ME is going to be able to pull of OPERA?!?!
Or if you would like to offer help....
And donations for Z are still being accepted. And they are still greatly needed. So, over there ------->>>
How I wish the song "Price Tag" was true (go here if you have not heard the song yet). Or at least the part that goes:
The big Jug that we keep the adoption money in
"It's not about the money, money, money
We don't need your money, money, money
We just wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the price tag
Ain't about the (uh) Cha-Ching Cha-Ching
Ain't about the (yeah) Ba-Bling Ba-Bling
Wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the price tag."
It would be SO amazing if the cost of adoption was even 3/4 the price it is.
(In the font that I used, it looks like 20.000, no, twenty thousand dollars.....) We need to raise that to get her here.... That IS including air-fare. A few generous people have already donated. But we DO need more! I personally do NOT like to ask for money, with no product in return. BUT if you do want a product, leave a comment saying what color bracelet (you can do multiple colors). You can choose out of red, green, blue, purple, orange, yellow, pink, or turquoise. :)
On a different-but-same note, Z MIGHT be elligable for a "speacial needs" grant. But, we have not found one that works with indepentant adoptions. Yes, she does have "speacial needs", but not in the way most people think of them. Her condtion is very serious. Statistics show that if she is left in Russia with her condition, she will probably only live until age 19. GIVE HER A CHANCE AT A FULL LIFE! Maybe that will motivate you? Or not, because no matter what, any orphaned child deserves a home.
Z's lucky, and so are lots of others, but what about the others? Are they gotting adopted? No. Do they know that someone on the other side of the world cares about them? Think about Lira, she was so amazingly adorable, but we cannot take them all. She would LOVE to have a home. A family. A mother to call her own. But I can almost guaruntee that she wont get one this year. Galya? Will she get a family? Unlikely.
November is Adoption Awareness Month. If we can get $2,000 by November 30th, we can start on her adoption. Right now, it still is simply a "We will do it." Not "We did it" yet. Okay? Thats 22 days. So if I get $100 a day, we can do it.
I'm going to be a combined Bob The Builder and Barack Obama here:
As you know, Halloween was on Monday.... While I did not get that much candy, I did get a lot. Which made me think: How excited were the kids at the orphanage when we went to the store with them and let them get candy? They were so excited for one piece of candy the size of a quarter! And we get more than a pound of candy? Is that fair? No! It's not! So, I gathered all of my halloween candy, and divided it up: Things that will melt, things that won't melt and things I don't want to eat. And, after much trading with my brother, and lots of unfairness and yelling, I ended up with 5 sandwich bags filled with candy for Z, Galya, Valya, A and D. And I only kept 3 pieces for myself.
Also, a while ago, we made photo albums for those 5 kids (we had the most pictures of them) And we're planning on mailing them soon. Thank goodness we didn't mail them sooner! Now, each kid gets:
A photo album
A bag of candy
A doodle book
A special Letter for them specificaly
Now, if anybody would like to write a letter to one of the kids there, maybe one that caught your heart in the pictures, comment with the letter and I'll translate it into Russian and send it to them! Be sure to include the child's name (or first initial...with gender!) and your name!
OH! And you can now officially donate for Z's adoption (on the right)!!!!!!!