Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The perfect gift

Last year for Christmas one adoptive mom started a new tradition by putting money in an envelope and putting it in their stockings. The money was for each person to pick a child off the angel tree from Reeces Rainbow and send the money to go into that child's account. So, on Christmas morning when they found their envelope, they would go to the computer and pick out their child, put that child's name on it and then put it in the mailbox.

I love this idea so much, that we will also be doing it this year.

It seems others liked it as well, and they have started a new thing called Angel Tree dollars.

Please go check out Julia's blog post about this and consider doing this with your family as well. The more money in each child's account, the easier it will be for that child to be adopted. So many people want to adopt or have thought about it, but don't go through with it because of the cost. If we can raise the money for them, then so many more children will have homes and can celebrate their first Christmas next year!

Go check it out for yourself. These aren't just faces, they are children. Children who are waiting for a Mommy and a Daddy, waiting for someone to care, someone to love. Some are suffering as they wait.

Don't turn your head the other way

They need someone to care. These are just a few of the many children that are still waiting.

"Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act" Proverbs 24:12

1 comment:

  1. Great post. We do this, but just a bit differently. My kids choose their child prior to Christmas, that way we get the ornaments to decorate our tree with for the year. We pray over "our" children and ask God to reveal their families. Every time my kids look at the tree they see sweet faces in need staring back at them. They ask about "their" child and rejoice when their child finds a family. Trey's Sean is still waiting from last year, and it makes him sad, but he ran around the house squealing with excitement when his little girl from this year (Maribelle) found a family. My kids know ahead of time that it is part of their Christmas gift, and they anxiously await their ornaments in the mail, searching the tree for just the right place to put their child. I agree with you 100% and I would encourage people to decorate their tree with love every year.