Sunday, January 1, 2012

Thank you Courageous Christmas Heroes

Wow, last night was so amazing, I watched as these amazing women advocated for Reeces Rainbows sweethearts with everything they had.  It was awesome to watch as little by little the Lord provided until every single child on the angel tree had hit there goal of 1000.00.  I still sit here in amazement.  What a way to start a new year.  You ladies know who you are. I wanted you know that your appreciated, saying thank you just doesn't seem enough for all you do. Wow, what an encouragement it is to watch you come together and live and breathe advocating for these precious children. I get teary eyed just thinking about it.  Different women who all have the same heart, passion that these little ones will find  homes.  I just wanted to take a moment to thank you.  Thank you women of God for the support network you provide for these wee children and the families that eventually find them.  Thank you for believing in them when no one else does, thank you for taking the time to pray for them.  God has used you in a mighty way.

I learned something about myself these past few months watching you.  My personality is happy being a fly on a wall, I watch people, and try not to be noticed.  I sat in that facebook room for the last few months and prayed for all of you. I watched and rejoiced as each  child met there goal.  I was jumping up and down when I would find out that one was going to have a family.  What I didn't do was shout to the end of the earth pleading with others to support and donate for these kiddos.  I didn't show photos of these kids so that others knew they needed homes. You wise women have driven me to do the same.  I will advocate with everything that I have.  I am no longer happy sitting idle watching as others do it, I to am on a mission to find these babies homes.  Bringing Nellie home is great, and no small task.  But all those other faces I stare  at there pictures day after day wondering when the next person will say yes, I will save that child.  There are just so many of them.  But I have faith that our God, can find them all homes in this upcoming year.  You all taught me a great lesson, be faithful, courageous and use my voice and I too can shout out to the world and help these children.  They are so worth it.


  1. Same here. Well put, Beth. I am totally in awe and so inspired. What a great lesson for the New Year.

  2. i just had to come back and read this again. such beautiful words! They just bring me to tears.

  3. I know this might sound silly, but here goes. When I was putting ornaments on our tree this year, I realized that not only do I have Nellie's ornaments from the last 2 years...I have 2 of her ornaments for the last 2 years. Would you like the 2nd one of each? Email me if you would. :)

  4. When I was a little girl, my grandmother sent me a book, which quickly became my favorite. To this day, it remains my very favorite children's book. The name of it is "Necessary Nellie." It is about a dog, not a daughter, but she is found by five children, siblings, who have NO money to pay for her dog tag. The judge they must appear before tells them that the only way they can keep her is to prove that she is necessary ... see any parallels here? I should send it to you (if I can find it) because you sent me a great book, "Crazy Love," from your giveaway. (By the way, thank you very much!) I love your heart ...

    Rosemary Marshall

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