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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

I'm Thankful : A Blog by Some of Our RR Families : Reece's Rainbow Blog






Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Reece's Rainbow! (yes, even that British one!) 

We hope you are enjoying a very thankful day with people you love, either in person or in your heart!




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Carla Dobrovits
I am so thankful God chose me to be Henry's mommy from August 2011 to November 28, 2012. I am so thankful was able to hold him, feed him, seek medical care for him, and let him play on the floor next to me when I made dinner or did laundry. I am so thankful that he taught our whole family that every single human life is valuable no matter what and that love is the only thing that endures in this world. I am thankful I will see my sweet boy again in heaven one day.
Carla - Henry's mom



Laura Priest 
We are so thankful this holiday season for our beautiful Artem and for the ministry of Reece's Rainbow that allowed us to bring him into our family. It has been such a gift to watch him grow. We can't wait to continue to share through this ministry. What amazing things God is doing!  We have been so blessed to get the opportunity to love Artem and help him become the person God created. I am thankful to be able to share our story and the story of Reece's Rainbow with others.






Natalie Keller
Where to start?  There are so many reasons to be thankful for my little girl.  I'm thankful for all those who helped get her home.  I'm thankful for the ways we fit together as a family so well.  I'm thankful for the smiles and the kisses.  Mostly, I'm thankful for the ways she touches other people's lives.   She started school just as a second grade teacher came back from a maternity leave.  Her son was born with Down syndrome and this came as a surprise to her.  Seeing Sara daily has given her hope that a Down syndrome diagnosis is not the end of the world for her son.  I could write a book with all the ways Sara has touched people---some of whom we don't even know.  I'm thankful that I have been given the chance to be the mother of this amazing child. 






The Hannon Family
We are so blessed and thankful to have our four children home from Ukraine.  They are amazing little people who have flourished by leaps and bounds with unconditional love, good nutrition and proper medical care.  We are thankful to get to watch them grow and learn new things every day.  God has blessed our family beyond measure and we are so thankful to be Matthew, Michael, Sarah and Sydney's forever family.











Shea Drummond
I am thankful for my Oskar. Even on days when I feel I'm frazzled and failing at everything, he believes in me. Adopting him has been an incredible blessing. I am thankful that even though he never had to, he loves me. Oskar accepted me as his mother from the beginning and tells me we will always be best friends. I don't know what I did to deserve him, but I thank God for my baby boy. 













The Carr Family
We are thankful for all the people who are working so hard, both here and in her country, to help us bring our little one home! And we are so thankful that we are able to travel to meet her in person this December! Love, The Carr Family









The Ray Family
We are thankful for God sending us this beautiful, sweet boy! It wouldn't have been possible without Reece's Rainbow and their facilitation team! Thank you for helping us find Micah! :)
Love,
The Ray Family


Michelle Albrecht
We are thankful for our beautiful daughter from Ukraine, who is fully blind, and has opened our eyes to a whole new world.  She brings us joy and excitement every day. We are for ever Thankful to God for leading us to her.  We are also thankful to all those who donated to our FSP and who helped pray her home.  It was a challenging journey getting to our girl and it was the the support and love of friends, as well as our Savior, who helped us stay strong on that journey. For that we are grateful as today, we could not imagine life without our girl. She is home 5 months and is truly a blessing beyond words.

Mary Simons




Sometimes in life, the best gifts go unnoticed. This certainly could have held true for our family. Thankfully instead, our family said "yes" to the adventure, and in the process uncovered three, amazingly beautiful treasures. Three years later, we can't imagine our world without them. We can't even imagine a day without them. And our lives are certainly richer with their smiles, their love and their presence in our home. Today, and every day, we give thanks for five gifts given and three treasures found. 


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