"Hem your blessings with thankfullness so they don't unravel."
We have so much to be thankful for this week. The biggest thing for me is having my 3 boys and their families home. Last year, #2 son and his family were in the UAE. This year, they will be home for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We may even have a new baby by Thanksgiving. Wouldn't that be wonderful!!
One thing that I have been wanting to do, for several years, is to help sponsor a Chinese orphan. I've looked at so many Foster Home Blogs and so many children, I just couldn't make up my mind. We have sent clothing etc. to different orphanages and foster homes in China, but never to just one particular child.
Last week, the Starfish Foster Home brought 7 new babies into their care. They went to the orphanage for 1 or 2 babies, and came home with 7!! What a blessing for these babies. My niece and I are planning on going to Starfish to do volunteer work. I guess it really isn't work, playing, holding and feeding babies. I have finally chosen a baby girl to help support.
She is a HIE baby. (heart condition) She is too tiny yet for them to confirm exactly what her problem is. Amanda, head of Starfish, said that are hoping to help her gain weight then proceed with the treatment she needs.
There are so many other babies at Starfish that need help. I have listed the addresses just in case you might like to help an orphan. Maybe you would just like to go to their blog and see all the beautiful babies they are helping. It would be wonderful for me to actually hold Kay, when we go to China. I have no idea when that will be, so I am hoping she will have a family by the time we get there.
http://www.thestarfishfosterhome.org/ http://chinesestarfish.blogspot.com/ http://chinesestarfishcleft.blogspot.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Starfish Childrens Services
c/o Patrick McLaughlin
6 W 122nd St.
New York, NY 10027