What is so hard for me personally is balancing the desire to help everyone-- because every orphan deserves to be brought home, and each family is working so hard to get them there-- and realizing that one little bloggy can only do so much. It's very difficult for me to know which places to send people to, because I get requests every week from families to mention their giveaway or cause, as well as emails (sometimes daily) asking me to blog about a particular orphan.
And I'm just speaking practically here- this readership can only do so much. We're all giving every bit that we can, and sometimes dollars don't go so far when they're spread out over so many adoptions. Sam and I are doing everything we can, and I know you are too. I know, because I've seen miracles happen here on Lily's blog for orphans because of the generosity of readers.
I really wish I could blog about every single need out there and somehow miraculously fund every single adoption that I read or blog about, or that someone writes to me about...but that just isn't going to happen. There are hundreds of orphans on Reece's Rainbow and so many families trying to bring them home, and we are doing what we can to help, but we can only do so much. And while I will do everything I can behind the scenes to help financially, I cannot personally finance the entire adoption of every orphan I advocate for- and I don't expect Lily's readers to do so either. At some point we are preaching to the choir, and I am always praying for ways to get new readers...because the larger our audience, the more chance we have for raising more substantial amounts for the orphans we love.
Are you tired of reading yet?
I hope not. I know I usually include pictures of Lily, but my dear oldest daughter has been out of town for the week with her lovely camera. So you're stuck with just me.
Now back to what I was referring to at the beginning of this little post.
While browsing through my favorite blogs, something stood out to me. And I really don't know why, given what I just shared. There are so many fundraisers going on right now, so I don't know why this one stood out to me, except that maybe God put it on my heart. So please know that I understand Lily's readers can't give to every cause I put before them...but I do feel responsible to blog about something when I'm feeling little "God nudges" as I call them :)
These little dolls have a family committed to bringing them home. They leave this coming Saturday for Eastern Europe, and they need $7,400 more to be fully funded. Their mama, Annie, is hosting a fundraiser on her blog, and she's giving away this iLive Home Music System
And if you're not able to donate, please pray for them to get fully funded, and pray for sweet little Barbara and Matthew.
Thank you so much for all those who support and love and pray and give...and for those who miss Lily, Kenzie is sending me a batch of photos I took right before she left ....sweetness to come!