Thursday, February 28, 2013

40 Days of Prayer for Reece's Rainbow: Day 16, Angelina



During Lent, I have decided to pray for one child with Down syndrome a day that they find a forever family to adopt them Reece's Rainbow. These children need our help!

The mission of Reece’s Rainbow is to rescue orphans with Down syndrome through the gift of adoption, to raise awareness for all of the children who are waiting in 25 countries around the world, and to raise funds as adoption grants that help adoptive families afford the high cost of adopting these beautiful children.

Every family deserves the blessing of a child with Down syndrome!! 

Day 16: Angelina

Angelina is such a beautiful little angel!! She was born in March 2008. There is $7400 in grants towards her adoption! If you feel compelled to financially help out Angelina, you can visit her page here.

"This beautiful muffin, look how she has grown! She does have a heart condition and will need to seek a cardiologist and surgery once home. She needs a family ASAP! 

Angelina has been waiting WAY too long. She is already 4 1/2 now and has likely been transferred. You can see how tiny and frail she is. PLEASE help us find her family!"

Please pray to Saint William of Rochester, who's sole purpose is to intercede with each and every one of these beautiful children that need their forever families!! 

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Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You that children are a gift from You and that their angels are always in Your presence in heaven. (Matthew 18:10)

Today we pray for Angelina who is in need of a new family better able to care for, nurture and love them. We also thank you, Father, that you have given loving hearts to a forever family that they feel called by their love for this precious child to begin the adoption process. You know the difficulties that Angelina has gone through and the prayer and effort they have put into their decision to adopt.

We pray that the adoption process will run smoothly and that the doors will open so this child may become a permanent part of a new family. We pray for wisdom and discernment for all doctors, lawyers, social workers, judges and court staff that they will work in the best interest of this child. We also pray for Your provision of the resources of money and expert advice needed for the prospective parents.

We pray that your will be done in this precious child’s life and that this child will be surrounded by love and nurtured in the knowledge of You so they may grow into the strong, secure, beautiful person you desire.

We are asking for Saint William of Rochester intercession and help Angelina to find her permanent family.

Guide us as we pray and make us instruments of healing and help in this situation. And guard our own hearts with the knowledge that You are here and that You care. In the name of Jesus who blessed little children by taking them into his arms, Amen.

*prayer adapted from the original prayer by Karen Barber 2012

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

40 Days of Prayer for Reece's Rainbow: Day 15, Heath



During Lent, I have decided to pray for one child with Down syndrome a day that they find a forever family to adopt them Reece's Rainbow. These children need our help!

The mission of Reece’s Rainbow is to rescue orphans with Down syndrome through the gift of adoption, to raise awareness for all of the children who are waiting in 25 countries around the world, and to raise funds as adoption grants that help adoptive families afford the high cost of adopting these beautiful children.

Every family deserves the blessing of a child with Down syndrome!! 

Day 15: Heath


This little guy just caught my eye!! Heath was born April 8. 2001. And he has a FULL GRANT already, $22,494.50 to go towards his adoption!!! All he needs is for a family to open their hearts and adopt him!!! You can go visit his page here.


"Heath is a twelve year old boy with Down Syndrome. He is tiny in stature. His feet hardly reach the edge of his shared wheelchair. Because of his age, he has already been transferred from the stimulating environment of his baby house to a dull and underfunded mental institute for boys ages 6-18. He is no longer the youngest boy in his group, but he is certainly among the smallest. 

Heath is not a recent transfer. He has lived in the stifling boredom of institution life for a long time. He has lost the vivacity of life at the baby houses. In his three years at the institute, he has been given nothing of his own. He has not seen a book or a toy. He has never been gathered into anyone’s loving arms. He is a very lonely little fellow in desperate need of love and comfort. 

We have few other details on Heath. He has been seen in a wheelchair, so he may not be able to walk. We don’t know if or how well he talks, or any other details on his medical condition. We do know that he is a cute, chubby-cheeked, dirty and neglected lonely little lost boy who needs a mother more than almost anyone else in the world. If you would like to learn more about Heath from a family who met him at his present institute, please follow these links: 


Please pray to Saint William of Rochester, who's sole purpose is to intercede with each and every one of these beautiful children that need their forever families!! 

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Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You that children are a gift from You and that their angels are always in Your presence in heaven. (Matthew 18:10)

Today we pray for Heath who is in need of a new family better able to care for, nurture and love them. We also thank you, Father, that you have given loving hearts to a forever family that they feel called by their love for this precious child to begin the adoption process. You know the difficulties that Heath has gone through and the prayer and effort they have put into their decision to adopt.

We pray that the adoption process will run smoothly and that the doors will open so this child may become a permanent part of a new family. We pray for wisdom and discernment for all doctors, lawyers, social workers, judges and court staff that they will work in the best interest of this child. We also pray for Your provision of the resources of money and expert advice needed for the prospective parents.

We pray that your will be done in this precious child’s life and that this child will be surrounded by love and nurtured in the knowledge of You so they may grow into the strong, secure, beautiful person you desire.

We are asking for Saint William of Rochester intercession and help Heath to find her permanent family.

Guide us as we pray and make us instruments of healing and help in this situation. And guard our own hearts with the knowledge that You are here and that You care. In the name of Jesus who blessed little children by taking them into his arms, Amen.

*prayer adapted from the original prayer by Karen Barber 2012

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

40 Days of Prayer for Reece's Rainbow: Day 14, Grant



During Lent, I have decided to pray for one child with Down syndrome a day that they find a forever family to adopt them Reece's Rainbow. These children need our help!

The mission of Reece’s Rainbow is to rescue orphans with Down syndrome through the gift of adoption, to raise awareness for all of the children who are waiting in 25 countries around the world, and to raise funds as adoption grants that help adoptive families afford the high cost of adopting these beautiful children.

Every family deserves the blessing of a child with Down syndrome!! 

Day 14: Grant


 What a handsome little man!! Grant was born January 24, 2005. Grant has $1140 in grant money towards his adoption. Let's help to try to get his more towards his adoption!! If you feel moved to help out Grant financially with the cost of his adoption, you can donate directly towards Grants's adoption funding by going to his page here.

"Grant is HEALTHY, active, walking/running/climbing, feeding himself, many words. Grant is already 7 and has been transferred to the older child institution. Hope someone will consider him!"

Please pray to Saint William of Rochester, who's sole purpose is to intercede with each and every one of these beautiful children that need their forever families!! 

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Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You that children are a gift from You and that their angels are always in Your presence in heaven. (Matthew 18:10)

Today we pray for Grant who is in need of a new family better able to care for, nurture and love them. We also thank you, Father, that you have given loving hearts to a forever family that they feel called by their love for this precious child to begin the adoption process. You know the difficulties that Grant has gone through and the prayer and effort they have put into their decision to adopt.

We pray that the adoption process will run smoothly and that the doors will open so this child may become a permanent part of a new family. We pray for wisdom and discernment for all doctors, lawyers, social workers, judges and court staff that they will work in the best interest of this child. We also pray for Your provision of the resources of money and expert advice needed for the prospective parents.

We pray that your will be done in this precious child’s life and that this child will be surrounded by love and nurtured in the knowledge of You so they may grow into the strong, secure, beautiful person you desire.

We are asking for Saint William of Rochester intercession and help Grant to find her permanent family.

Guide us as we pray and make us instruments of healing and help in this situation. And guard our own hearts with the knowledge that You are here and that You care. In the name of Jesus who blessed little children by taking them into his arms, Amen.

*prayer adapted from the original prayer by Karen Barber 2012

Monday, February 25, 2013

40 Days of Prayer for Reece's Rainbow: Day 13, Laura



During Lent, I have decided to pray for one child with Down syndrome a day that they find a forever family to adopt them Reece's Rainbow. These children need our help!

The mission of Reece’s Rainbow is to rescue orphans with Down syndrome through the gift of adoption, to raise awareness for all of the children who are waiting in 25 countries around the world, and to raise funds as adoption grants that help adoptive families afford the high cost of adopting these beautiful children.

Every family deserves the blessing of a child with Down syndrome!! 

Day 13: Laura



What a beautiful princess!!! Laura was born January 2012. Laura only has $45 towards he adoption, let's help to try to get her more towards her adoption!! If you feel moved to help out Laura financially with the cost of her adoption, you can donate directly towards Laura's adoption funding by going to her page here.

"Laura is a cutie!! She enjoys listening to music and can move her hands along with the rhythm. She likes being cuddled!"

Please pray to Saint William of Rochester, who's sole purpose is to intercede with each and every one of these beautiful children that need their forever families!! 


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Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You that children are a gift from You and that their angels are always in Your presence in heaven. (Matthew 18:10)

Today we pray for Laura who is in need of a new family better able to care for, nurture and love them. We also thank you, Father, that you have given loving hearts to a forever family that they feel called by their love for this precious child to begin the adoption process. You know the difficulties that Laura has gone through and the prayer and effort they have put into their decision to adopt.

We pray that the adoption process will run smoothly and that the doors will open so this child may become a permanent part of a new family. We pray for wisdom and discernment for all doctors, lawyers, social workers, judges and court staff that they will work in the best interest of this child. We also pray for Your provision of the resources of money and expert advice needed for the prospective parents.

We pray that your will be done in this precious child’s life and that this child will be surrounded by love and nurtured in the knowledge of You so they may grow into the strong, secure, beautiful person you desire.

We are asking for Saint William of Rochester intercession and help Laura to find her permanent family.

Guide us as we pray and make us instruments of healing and help in this situation. And guard our own hearts with the knowledge that You are here and that You care. In the name of Jesus who blessed little children by taking them into his arms, Amen.

*prayer adapted from the original prayer by Karen Barber 2012

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I already went to Target this morning and got one!! Since this coupon has no size or brand restriction on it, you can score several different picture frames for free!!!!

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Thanks Totally Target for the heads up!!!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

40 Days of Prayer for Reece's Rainbow: Day 12, Kimberley



During Lent, I have decided to pray for one child with Down syndrome a day that they find a forever family to adopt them Reece's Rainbow. These children need our help!

The mission of Reece’s Rainbow is to rescue orphans with Down syndrome through the gift of adoption, to raise awareness for all of the children who are waiting in 25 countries around the world, and to raise funds as adoption grants that help adoptive families afford the high cost of adopting these beautiful children.

Every family deserves the blessing of a child with Down syndrome!! 

Day 12: Kimberley



Kimberley is absolutely beautiful!! She was born in February 2007. She has $1139 to go towards her adoption!! If you feel moved to help out Kimberley financially with the cost of her adoption, you can donate directly towards Kimberley adoption funding by going to her page here.


Report dated 2010
Kimberley is predominantly cheerful.  In the orphanage the girl is described as a sociable, smiling, loving, quiet girls, who enjoys being with other persons. Her sleep is normal. She enjoys eating pretty food, so the orphanage gives her vegetables, eggs, iron, etc.. However, they still give her vitamins and avoid foods with lactose.
Her communication is usually through gestures, cries and guttural sounds.  General gross motor and fine motor delays, common for a child with Down syndrome.
She participates in group activities and plays in partnership with other children.  She is cautious with strangers but she adjusts quickly to their presence.

Please pray to Saint William of Rochester, who's sole purpose is to intercede with each and every one of these beautiful children that need their forever families!! 

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Dear Heavenly Father,



We thank You that children are a gift from You and that their angels are always in Your presence in heaven. (Matthew 18:10)



Today we pray for Kimberley who is in need of a new family better able to care for, nurture and love them. We also thank you, Father, that you have given loving hearts to a forever family that they feel called by their love for this precious child to begin the adoption process. You know the difficulties that Kimberley has gone through and the prayer and effort they have put into their decision to adopt.



We pray that the adoption process will run smoothly and that the doors will open so this child may become a permanent part of a new family. We pray for wisdom and discernment for all doctors, lawyers, social workers, judges and court staff that they will work in the best interest of this child. We also pray for Your provision of the resources of money and expert advice needed for the prospective parents.



We pray that your will be done in this precious child’s life and that this child will be surrounded by love and nurtured in the knowledge of You so they may grow into the strong, secure, beautiful person you desire.


We are asking for Saint William of Rochester intercession and help Kimberley to find her permanent family.


Guide us as we pray and make us instruments of healing and help in this situation. And guard our own hearts with the knowledge that You are here and that You care. In the name of Jesus who blessed little children by taking them into his arms, Amen.

*prayer adapted from the original prayer by Karen Barber 2012

Saturday, February 23, 2013

40 Days of Prayer for Reece's Rainbow: Day 11, Crosby



During Lent, I have decided to pray for one child with Down syndrome a day that they find a forever family to adopt them Reece's Rainbow. These children need our help!

The mission of Reece’s Rainbow is to rescue orphans with Down syndrome through the gift of adoption, to raise awareness for all of the children who are waiting in 25 countries around the world, and to raise funds as adoption grants that help adoptive families afford the high cost of adopting these beautiful children.

Every family deserves the blessing of a child with Down syndrome!! 

Day 11: Crosby



What a handsome little guy!!! Crosby was born October 2012. He only as $140 in funding towards his adoption. If you feel moved to help out Crosby financially with the cost of his adoption, you can donate directly towards Crosby's adoption funding by going to his page here.




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Dear Heavenly Father,



We thank You that children are a gift from You and that their angels are always in Your presence in heaven. (Matthew 18:10)



Today we pray for Crosby who is in need of a new family better able to care for, nurture and love them. We also thank you, Father, that you have given loving hearts to a forever family that they feel called by their love for this precious child to begin the adoption process. You know the difficulties that Crosby has gone through and the prayer and effort they have put into their decision to adopt.



We pray that the adoption process will run smoothly and that the doors will open so this child may become a permanent part of a new family. We pray for wisdom and discernment for all doctors, lawyers, social workers, judges and court staff that they will work in the best interest of this child. We also pray for Your provision of the resources of money and expert advice needed for the prospective parents.



We pray that your will be done in this precious child’s life and that this child will be surrounded by love and nurtured in the knowledge of You so they may grow into the strong, secure, beautiful person you desire.



We are asking for Saint William of Rochester intercession and help Crosby to find his permanent family.



Guide us as we pray and make us instruments of healing and help in this situation. And guard our own hearts with the knowledge that You are here and that You care. In the name of Jesus who blessed little children by taking them into his arms, Amen.

*prayer adapted from the original prayer by Karen Barber 2012




Friday, February 22, 2013

40 Days of Prayer for Reece's Rainbow: Day 10, Emmaline

During Lent, I have decided to pray for one child with Down syndrome a day that they find a forever family to adopt them Reece's Rainbow. These children need our help!

 The mission of Reece’s Rainbow is to rescue orphans with Down syndrome through the gift of adoption, to raise awareness for all of the children who are waiting in 25 countries around the world, and to raise funds as adoption grants that help adoptive families afford the high cost of adopting these beautiful children. 

 Every family deserves the blessing of a child with Down syndrome!! 


Day 10: Emmaline



 Emmaline is absolutely beautiful!! She was born in June 2002. She only has $50 to go towards her adoption!! If you feel moved to help out Emmaline financially with the cost of her adoption, you can donate directly towards Emmaline's adoption funding by going to her page here.


Please pray to Saint William of Rochester, who's sole purpose is to intercede with each and every one of these beautiful children that need their forever families!! 

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Dear Heavenly Father,



We thank You that children are a gift from You and that their angels are always in Your presence in heaven. (Matthew 18:10)



Today we pray for Emmaline who is in need of a new family better able to care for, nurture and love them. We also thank you, Father, that you have given loving hearts to a forever family that they feel called by their love for this precious child to begin the adoption process. You know the difficulties that Emmaline has gone through and the prayer and effort they have put into their decision to adopt.



We pray that the adoption process will run smoothly and that the doors will open so this child may become a permanent part of a new family. We pray for wisdom and discernment for all doctors, lawyers, social workers, judges and court staff that they will work in the best interest of this child. We also pray for Your provision of the resources of money and expert advice needed for the prospective parents.



We pray that your will be done in this precious child’s life and that this child will be surrounded by love and nurtured in the knowledge of You so they may grow into the strong, secure, beautiful person you desire.



We are asking for Saint William of Rochester intercession and help Emmaline to find her permanent family.



Guide us as we pray and make us instruments of healing and help in this situation. And guard our own hearts with the knowledge that You are here and that You care. In the name of Jesus who blessed little children by taking them into his arms, Amen.

*prayer adapted from the original prayer by Karen Barber 2012

Thursday, February 21, 2013

40 Days of Prayer for Reece's Rainbow: Day 9, Andrea


During Lent, I have decided to pray for one child with Down syndrome a day that they find a forever family to adopt them Reece's Rainbow. These children need our help!

The mission of Reece’s Rainbow is to rescue orphans with Down syndrome through the gift of adoption, to raise awareness for all of the children who are waiting in 25 countries around the world, and to raise funds as adoption grants that help adoptive families afford the high cost of adopting these beautiful children.

Every family deserves the blessing of a child with Down syndrome!! 

Day 9: Andrea

Andrea is such a beautiful little princess!! She was born in the August 2007. She already has $1086.10 to go towards her adoption!! If you feel moved to help out Andrea financially with the cost of her adoption, you can donate directly towards Andrea's adoption funding by going to her Paypal page here.

She has had heart surgery and sees a cardiologist for routine checkups.

Andrea follows instructions very well, expressing herself with her wants and what she does not want. She already dresses and undresses herself. She uses a diaper for her sleep, but other then that she is learning already to be without it. 

She wears her glasses and she is careful about them. She is smaller than the other children her age. 

 From one of our adoptive families who met her in 2012: “This picture does her NO justice! She looks like a China DOLL!!!!!!! She is SO sweet!!!! Please ask me ANYTHING about her!!!!! ”

Please pray to Saint William of Rochester, who's sole purpose is to intercede with each and every one of these beautiful children that need their forever families!! 

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Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You that children are a gift from You and that their angels are always in Your presence in heaven. (Matthew 18:10)

Today we pray for Andrea who is in need of a new family better able to care for, nurture and love them. We also thank you, Father, that you have given loving hearts to a forever family that they feel called by their love for this precious child to begin the adoption process. You know the difficulties that Andrea has gone through and the prayer and effort they have put into their decision to adopt.

We pray that the adoption process will run smoothly and that the doors will open so this child may become a permanent part of a new family. We pray for wisdom and discernment for all doctors, lawyers, social workers, judges and court staff that they will work in the best interest of this child. We also pray for Your provision of the resources of money and expert advice needed for the prospective parents.

We pray that your will be done in this precious child’s life and that this child will be surrounded by love and nurtured in the knowledge of You so they may grow into the strong, secure, beautiful person you desire.

We are asking for Saint William of Rochester intercession and help Andrea to find her permanent family.

Guide us as we pray and make us instruments of healing and help in this situation. And guard our own hearts with the knowledge that You are here and that You care. In the name of Jesus who blessed little children by taking them into his arms, Amen.

*prayer adapted from the original prayer by Karen Barber 2012

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

40 Days of Prayer for Reece's Rainbow: Day 8, Veronika



During Lent, I have decided to pray for one child with Down syndrome a day that they find a forever family to adopt them Reece's Rainbow. These children need our help!

The mission of Reece’s Rainbow is to rescue orphans with Down syndrome through the gift of adoption, to raise awareness for all of the children who are waiting in 25 countries around the world, and to raise funds as adoption grants that help adoptive families afford the high cost of adopting these beautiful children.

Every family deserves the blessing of a child with Down syndrome!! 

Day 8: Veronika


Veronika is absolutely beautiful!! She was born in April 2002. She already has $1100.09 to go towards her adoption!! If you feel moved to help out Veronika financially with the cost of her adoption, you can donate directly towards Veronika's adoption funding by going to her Paypal page here.

"Veronika is another Baltic beauty, with blue eyes and blonde hair. She is described as calm and well-behaved. She willingly performs directions from adults, and waits for encouragement and praise for doing a good job. Veronika is very observant…she keeps a close watch on adult’s speech and action, understands directions with the help if gestures/signs, tries to imitate adult behaviors, and reacts very positively to praise. She doesn’t like to be reprimanded. Veronika gladly engages in contact with a known adult, is cautious in contact with strangers, can cooperate with peers, and can play common games. Nevertheless, she plays very well on her own as well. She is able to act consistently and determinedly when she has a good routine (this is another common thread for children with Down syndrome). She has difficulties “switching gears” quickly. She can analyze and compare in a simple level, but cannot separate colors and sizes yet. She has a small vocabulary, is familiar with the parts of the body, eats independently, drinks from a cup, observes manners at the table, dresses and undresses alone, and brushes her teeth without assistance. Sounds like the perfect child to me!"

Please pray to Saint William of Rochester, who's sole purpose is to intercede with each and every one of these beautiful children that need their forever families!! 

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Dear Heavenly Father,



We thank You that children are a gift from You and that their angels are always in Your presence in heaven. (Matthew 18:10)



Today we pray for Veronika who is in need of a new family better able to care for, nurture and love them. We also thank you, Father, that you have given loving hearts to a forever family that they feel called by their love for this precious child to begin the adoption process. You know the difficulties that Veronika has gone through and the prayer and effort they have put into their decision to adopt.



We pray that the adoption process will run smoothly and that the doors will open so this child may become a permanent part of a new family. We pray for wisdom and discernment for all doctors, lawyers, social workers, judges and court staff that they will work in the best interest of this child. We also pray for Your provision of the resources of money and expert advice needed for the prospective parents.



We pray that your will be done in this precious child’s life and that this child will be surrounded by love and nurtured in the knowledge of You so they may grow into the strong, secure, beautiful person you desire.



We are asking for Saint William of Rochester intercession and help Veronika to find her permanent family.



Guide us as we pray and make us instruments of healing and help in this situation. And guard our own hearts with the knowledge that You are here and that You care. In the name of Jesus who blessed little children by taking them into his arms, Amen.

*prayer adapted from the original prayer by Karen Barber 2012

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

40 Days of Prayer for Reece's Rainbow: Day 7, Kyle



During Lent, I have decided to pray for one child with Down syndrome a day that they find a forever family to adopt them Reece's Rainbow. These children need our help!

The mission of Reece’s Rainbow is to rescue orphans with Down syndrome through the gift of adoption, to raise awareness for all of the children who are waiting in 25 countries around the world, and to raise funds as adoption grants that help adoptive families afford the high cost of adopting these beautiful children.

Every family deserves the blessing of a child with Down syndrome!! 

Day 5: Kyle



Kyle is such a handsome prince! He was born in March 11, 2004. Kyle REALLY needs our help! He has already been transferred to a mental institution! He already has $5195 to go towards his adoption!! If you feel moved to help out Kyle financially with the cost of his adoption, you can donate directly towards Kyle's adoption funding by going to his Paypal page here.


Please pray to Saint William of Rochester, who's sole purpose is to intercede with each and every one of these beautiful children that need their forever families!! 

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Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You that children are a gift from You and that their angels are always in Your presence in heaven. (Matthew 18:10)

Today we pray for Kyle who is in need of a new family better able to care for, nurture and love them. We also thank you, Father, that you have given loving hearts to a forever family that they feel called by their love for this precious child to begin the adoption process. You know the difficulties that Kyle has gone through and the prayer and effort they have put into their decision to adopt.

We pray that the adoption process will run smoothly and that the doors will open so this child may become a permanent part of a new family. We pray for wisdom and discernment for all doctors, lawyers, social workers, judges and court staff that they will work in the best interest of this child. We also pray for Your provision of the resources of money and expert advice needed for the prospective parents.

We pray that your will be done in this precious child’s life and that this child will be surrounded by love and nurtured in the knowledge of You so they may grow into the strong, secure, beautiful person you desire.

We are asking for Saint William of Rochester intercession and help Kyle to find his permanent family.

Guide us as we pray and make us instruments of healing and help in this situation. And guard our own hearts with the knowledge that You are here and that You care. In the name of Jesus who blessed little children by taking them into his arms, Amen.

*prayer adapted from the original prayer by Karen Barber 2012

Monday, February 18, 2013

40 Days of Prayer for Reece's Rainbow: Day 6, Sophia



During Lent, I have decided to pray for one child with Down syndrome a day that they find a forever family to adopt them Reece's Rainbow. These children need our help!

The mission of Reece’s Rainbow is to rescue orphans with Down syndrome through the gift of adoption, to raise awareness for all of the children who are waiting in 25 countries around the world, and to raise funds as adoption grants that help adoptive families afford the high cost of adopting these beautiful children.

Every family deserves the blessing of a child with Down syndrome!! 

Day 6: Sophia





Sophia is such a beautiful little princess!! She was born in the November 2007. She already has $4186 to go towards her adoption!! If you feel moved to help out Sophia financially with the cost of her adoption, you can donate directly towards Andrea's adoption funding by going to her page here.

Miss Sophia is a real doll baby too! She was born with an oval window, and she does have some strabismus, but she is growing well and is a happy and content child.

Please pray to Saint William of Rochester, who's sole purpose is to intercede with each and every one of these beautiful children that need their forever families!! 

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Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You that children are a gift from You and that their angels are always in Your presence in heaven. (Matthew 18:10)

Today we pray for Sophia who is in need of a new family better able to care for, nurture and love them. We also thank you, Father, that you have given loving hearts to a forever family that they feel called by their love for this precious child to begin the adoption process. You know the difficulties that Sophia has gone through and the prayer and effort they have put into their decision to adopt.

We pray that the adoption process will run smoothly and that the doors will open so this child may become a permanent part of a new family. We pray for wisdom and discernment for all doctors, lawyers, social workers, judges and court staff that they will work in the best interest of this child. We also pray for Your provision of the resources of money and expert advice needed for the prospective parents.

We pray that your will be done in this precious child’s life and that this child will be surrounded by love and nurtured in the knowledge of You so they may grow into the strong, secure, beautiful person you desire.

We are asking for Saint William of Rochester intercession and help Sophia to find her permanent family.

Guide us as we pray and make us instruments of healing and help in this situation. And guard our own hearts with the knowledge that You are here and that You care. In the name of Jesus who blessed little children by taking them into his arms, Amen.

*prayer adapted from the original prayer by Karen Barber 2012

Sunday, February 17, 2013

How many coupon inserts in today's (2/17/13) paper?

There will be 1 Red Plum insert in today's paper. So don't worry if you think you're missing other inserts, LOL!!! Typically on holiday weekends there's no inserts so we got lucky this week!!!

40 Days of Prayer for Reece's Rainbow: Day 5: Felix



During Lent, I have decided to pray for one child with Down syndrome a day that they find a forever family to adopt them Reece's Rainbow. These children need our help!

The mission of Reece’s Rainbow is to rescue orphans with Down syndrome through the gift of adoption, to raise awareness for all of the children who are waiting in 25 countries around the world, and to raise funds as adoption grants that help adoptive families afford the high cost of adopting these beautiful children.

Every family deserves the blessing of a child with Down syndrome!! 

Day 4: Felix


What a handsome prince! Felix was born in the October 20, 2003. He already has $11,608.31 to go towards his adoption!! If you feel moved to help out Felix financially with the cost of his adoption, you can donate directly towards Sean's adoption funding by going to his page here.

What a cutie! Betcha he is a handful! Felix is blessed to be at more of an internat than the institution. He doesn’t have many words of his own, but his receptive understanding is very good. He is potty trained and does ask to go to the bathroom. He is described by his caregivers as very friendly and quite the comedian! 

 Felix urgently needs a family. He was raised as the only child with DS in the baby house. He was much loved and the only child with special needs there, so he didn’t know he was different….. he was raised like the rest of the kids…and was transferred late to the “Internat for Invalids”. Felix was ADORED up until he was about 8 and has taken the transfer very hard. Felix is SUCH a love and he deserves to have a family of his own. Please help us rally for Felix!

Please pray to Saint William of Rochester, who's sole purpose is to intercede with each and every one of these beautiful children that need their forever families!! 

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Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You that children are a gift from You and that their angels are always in Your presence in heaven. (Matthew 18:10)

Today we pray for Felix who is in need of a new family better able to care for, nurture and love them. We also thank you, Father, that you have given loving hearts to a forever family that they feel called by their love for this precious child to begin the adoption process. You know the difficulties that Felix has gone through and the prayer and effort they have put into their decision to adopt.

We pray that the adoption process will run smoothly and that the doors will open so this child may become a permanent part of a new family. We pray for wisdom and discernment for all doctors, lawyers, social workers, judges and court staff that they will work in the best interest of this child. We also pray for Your provision of the resources of money and expert advice needed for the prospective parents.

We pray that your will be done in this precious child’s life and that this child will be surrounded by love and nurtured in the knowledge of You so they may grow into the strong, secure, beautiful person you desire.

We are asking for Saint William of Rochester intercession and help Felix to find his permanent family.

Guide us as we pray and make us instruments of healing and help in this situation. And guard our own hearts with the knowledge that You are here and that You care. In the name of Jesus who blessed little children by taking them into his arms, Amen.

*prayer adapted from the original prayer by Karen Barber 2012

Saturday, February 16, 2013

40 Days of Prayer for Reece's Rainbow: Day 4, Sean



During Lent, I have decided to pray for one child with Down syndrome a day that they find a forever family to adopt them Reece's Rainbow. These children need our help!

The mission of Reece’s Rainbow is to rescue orphans with Down syndrome through the gift of adoption, to raise awareness for all of the children who are waiting in 25 countries around the world, and to raise funds as adoption grants that help adoptive families afford the high cost of adopting these beautiful children.

Every family deserves the blessing of a child with Down syndrome!! 

Day 4: Sean



What a handsome prince! Sean was born in the December 8, 2008. He already has $3159.50 to go towards his adoption!! If you feel moved to help out Sean financially with the cost of his adoption, you can donate directly towards Sean's adoption funding by going to his page here.

From a missionary who visited with him in August 2010: “ Sean was found abandoned by the riverside at the age of 4 months. Sean is doing super and is well loved by his nannies!”


Please pray to Saint William of Rochester, who's sole purpose is to intercede with each and every one of these beautiful children that need their forever families!! 

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Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You that children are a gift from You and that their angels are always in Your presence in heaven. (Matthew 18:10)

Today we pray for Sean who is in need of a new family better able to care for, nurture and love them. We also thank you, Father, that you have given loving hearts to a forever family that they feel called by their love for this precious child to begin the adoption process. You know the difficulties that Sean has gone through and the prayer and effort they have put into their decision to adopt.

We pray that the adoption process will run smoothly and that the doors will open so this child may become a permanent part of a new family. We pray for wisdom and discernment for all doctors, lawyers, social workers, judges and court staff that they will work in the best interest of this child. We also pray for Your provision of the resources of money and expert advice needed for the prospective parents.

We pray that your will be done in this precious child’s life and that this child will be surrounded by love and nurtured in the knowledge of You so they may grow into the strong, secure, beautiful person you desire.

We are asking for Saint William of Rochester intercession and help Sean to find his permanent family.

Guide us as we pray and make us instruments of healing and help in this situation. And guard our own hearts with the knowledge that You are here and that You care. In the name of Jesus who blessed little children by taking them into his arms, Amen.

*prayer adapted from the original prayer by Karen Barber 2012

Friday, February 15, 2013

40 Days of Prayer for Reece's Rainbow: Day 3, Jessa



During Lent, I have decided to pray for one child with Down syndrome a day that they find a forever family to adopt them Reece's Rainbow. These children need our help!

The mission of Reece’s Rainbow is to rescue orphans with Down syndrome through the gift of adoption, to raise awareness for all of the children who are waiting in 25 countries around the world, and to raise funds as adoption grants that help adoptive families afford the high cost of adopting these beautiful children.

Every family deserves the blessing of a child with Down syndrome!! 

Day 3: Jessa



Jessa is another beautiful little princess!! She was born in the February 2010. She already has $1901.46 to go towards her adoption!! If you feel moved to help out Jessa financially with the cost of her adoption, you can donate directly towards Jessa's adoption funding by going to her page.

"Sweet little Jessa has rickets, and a mild umbilical hernia (not uncommon for children with Down syndrome). She also has some heart issues, ventricular septum defect, and an atrial septum defect. She is listed as having a development delay as well, due to her Down syndrome."


Please pray to Saint William of Rochester, who's sole purpose is to intercede with each and every one of these beautiful children that need their forever families!! 

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Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You that children are a gift from You and that their angels are always in Your presence in heaven. (Matthew 18:10)

Today we pray for Jessa who is in need of a new family better able to care for, nurture and love them. We also thank you, Father, that you have given loving hearts to a forever family that they feel called by their love for this precious child to begin the adoption process. You know the difficulties that Jessa has gone through and the prayer and effort they have put into their decision to adopt.

We pray that the adoption process will run smoothly and that the doors will open so this child may become a permanent part of a new family. We pray for wisdom and discernment for all doctors, lawyers, social workers, judges and court staff that they will work in the best interest of this child. We also pray for Your provision of the resources of money and expert advice needed for the prospective parents.

We pray that your will be done in this precious child’s life and that this child will be surrounded by love and nurtured in the knowledge of You so they may grow into the strong, secure, beautiful person you desire.

We are asking for Saint William of Rochester intercession and help Jessa to find her permanent family.

Guide us as we pray and make us instruments of healing and help in this situation. And guard our own hearts with the knowledge that You are here and that You care. In the name of Jesus who blessed little children by taking them into his arms, Amen.

*prayer adapted from the original prayer by Karen Barber 2012

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine Idea: Have a colorful Valentine's Day!



I totally forgot to post the Valentine's Day gift I made up for Leah to hand out to her class! I got LOADS of free crayons this year at Walmart with overage I had gotten from other coupons during back to school season at Walmart!!

When I saw this super cute idea on Pinterest, I knew I just had to make them for Leah's class!!

You can read about my awesome shopping trip, it was featured on my favorite couponing site Living Rich With Coupons.

Wordless Wednesday 2/13/13 a day late, LOL!!


Enough said, LOL!!!

You can see more Wordless Wednesdays here and here.

40 Days of Prayer for Reece's Rainbow: Day 2, Melanie



During Lent, I have decided to pray for one child with Down syndrome a day that they find a forever family to adopt them Reece's Rainbow. These children need our help!

The mission of Reece’s Rainbow is to rescue orphans with Down syndrome through the gift of adoption, to raise awareness for all of the children who are waiting in 25 countries around the world, and to raise funds as adoption grants that help adoptive families afford the high cost of adopting these beautiful children.

Every family deserves the blessing of a child with Down syndrome!! 

Day 2: Melanie 1G


Melanie is such a beautiful little princess!! She was born in the Spring of 2011. She already has $2457.50 to go towards her adoption!! If you feel moved to help out Melanie financially with the cost of her adoption, you can donate directly towards Melanie's adoption funding by going to her page here

"What a little love! Melanie has Down syndrome, anemia and symptomatic epilepsy. 'apricious character, hyperexcitability. Very funny, cheerful, sociable girl sunny, favorite of her teachers. Despite Down syndrome Melanie actively developed - she creeps, steadily sits, stands at the supports, loves to watch what’s going on. Always glad to adult attention, easily attaches to those who see the time, is not afraid of new people. The girl is in good health and group friendly, open. Melanie is waiting when her mom and dad come!”

Please pray to Saint William of Rochester, who's sole purpose is to intercede with each and every one of these beautiful children that need their forever families!! 

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Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You that children are a gift from You and that their angels are always in Your presence in heaven. (Matthew 18:10)

Today we pray for Melanie who is in need of a new family better able to care for, nurture and love them. We also thank you, Father, that you have given loving hearts to a forever family that they feel called by their love for this precious child to begin the adoption process. You know the difficulties that Melanie has gone through and the prayer and effort they have put into their decision to adopt.

We pray that the adoption process will run smoothly and that the doors will open so this child may become a permanent part of a new family. We pray for wisdom and discernment for all doctors, lawyers, social workers, judges and court staff that they will work in the best interest of this child. We also pray for Your provision of the resources of money and expert advice needed for the prospective parents.

We pray that your will be done in this precious child’s life and that this child will be surrounded by love and nurtured in the knowledge of You so they may grow into the strong, secure, beautiful person you desire.


We are asking for Saint William of Rochester's intercession and help Melanie to find her permanent family. 
  Guide us as we pray and make us instruments of healing and help in this situation. And guard our own hearts with the knowledge that You are here and that You care. In the name of Jesus who blessed little children by taking them into his arms, Amen.

*prayer adapted from the original prayer by Karen Barber 2012

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

40 Days of Prayer for Reece's Rainbow: Day 1, Drake


During Lent, I have decided to pray for one child with Down syndrome a day that they find a forever family to adopt them Reece's Rainbow. These children need our help!

The mission of Reece’s Rainbow is to rescue orphans with Down syndrome through the gift of adoption, to raise awareness for all of the children who are waiting in 25 countries around the world, and to raise funds as adoption grants that help adoptive families afford the high cost of adopting these beautiful children.

Every family deserves the blessing of a child with Down syndrome!! 

Day 1: Drake


Drake is such a handsome little guy!! He was born in June 2010, he has a heart defect, anemia, kidney problem, astigmatism. He already has $1080 to go towards his adoption!! If you compelled to help out Drake financially, you can donate directly towards Drake's adoption funding by going to his Paypal page here

Please pray to Saint William of Rochester, who's sole purpose  to intercede with each and every one of these beautiful children that need their forever families!! 

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Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You that children are a gift from You and that their angels are always in Your presence in heaven. (Matthew 18:10)

Today we pray for Drake who is in need of a new family better able to care for, nurture and love them. We also thank you, Father, that you have given loving hearts to a forever family that they feel called by their love for this precious child to begin the adoption process. You know the difficulties that Drake has gone through and the prayer and effort they have put into their decision to adopt.

We pray that the adoption process will run smoothly and that the doors will open so this child may become a permanent part of a new family. We pray for wisdom and discernment for all doctors, lawyers, social workers, judges and court staff that they will work in the best interest of this child. We also pray for Your provision of the resources of money and expert advice needed for the prospective parents.

We pray that your will be done in this precious child’s life and that this child will be surrounded by love and nurtured in the knowledge of You so they may grow into the strong, secure, beautiful person you desire.

We are asking for Saint William of Rochester's intercession and help Drake to find his permanent family.

Guide us as we pray and make us instruments of healing and help in this situation. And guard our own hearts with the knowledge that You are here and that You care. In the name of Jesus who blessed little children by taking them into his arms, Amen.

*prayer adapted from the original prayer by Karen Barber 2012

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pancakes for dinner tonigth! It's Shrove Tuesday!



Not only is today Fat Tuesday, the beginning or Mardi Gras, it's also known as Shrove Tuesday! It's the beginning of Lent. "Shrove" is the past tense of the word "shrive," which means to hear a confession, assign penance, and absolve from sin. Shrove Tuesday is a reminder that we are entering a season of penance."

Here in the United States we obviously know today as Fat Tuesday. This day isn't regularly known in the United States as Shrove Tuesday as much as it is in other parts of the world, when I read about it, I thought it would be a nice way to start Lent and start another tradition in our family.

Years ago, Catholics were not allowed to eat meat (or meat products at all) and rich foods during Lent rather than no meat on Fridays like we do now. Making pancakes was a way for families to use up all the fat, eggs, milk, and sugar in the house before fasting. It signifies the beginning of the 40 days of fasting that Christ went through leading up to his death.

And I must add, who doesn't like breakfast for dinner?! It's one of my favorite meals, LOL!!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Blizzard Nemo 2013



Here in Connecticut, we got SLAMMED by Blizzard Nemo Friday and Saturday!! Never in my wildest dreams did I EVER imagine that we would get as much snow as we did! This storm actually beat the snow fall record from the Blizzard of 1978!

If there's been one thing that has been a result of this storm is how much it brought neighbors together all over the state. There are several people in our neighborhood that we've never even met. This weekend, I had the chance to actually get to meet some of them. Many of our neighbors all came together and helping each other to dig out. It was truly heartwarming (at least for me) to see so many people come together, not only in our neighborhood but neighborhoods all across Connecticut!


You shall love your neighbor as yourself

Free Nail Polish at Walmart & Walgreens!

If you were lucky enough to get the $1/1 Wet n Wild or Fergie Product (exp. 2/23/13) from yesterday's Red Plum coupon insert (02/10/13), you can score FREE Wet n Wild nail polish at Walmart and Walgreens! It's regularly priced $.93 at Walmart so you can score it for free plus make $.07 since Walmart gives overage on coupons that are for more than the price of the item!! 

Just double check your coupon, there are two different versions of this coupon available. One says $1/1 any Wet n Wild purchase, the other one says $1/1 Wet n Wild purchase of $1.99 or more. So like I mentioned in a previous post, always check your coupons for size restrictions!! 

Here's the deal at Walmart:
Buy 1 Wet n Wild Nail Polish $.93
Use $1/1 any Wet n Wild or Fergie product (RP 2/10/13, exp. 2/23/13)
Final price FREE + $.07 MM!!!!!!


Here's the deal at Walgreens:
Buy 1 Wet n Wild Nail Polish $.99
Use $1/1 any Wet n Wild or Fergie product (RP 2/10/13, exp. 2/23/13)
Final price FREE 


DIY: Washable Swiffer Dusters

Last week I went to do a little dusting around the house only to realize that the duster that I had was old and yucky. I went onto Pinterest and found a DIY washable Swiffer Dusters Pattern! I had several scrap pieces of felt in my craft closet so I put them to good use!