Thursday, April 17, 2014

And Away We Go!!!!

Well not quite yet, but in my heart I am already on the plane.  We wll be in China from the 20th of June on. We will all return at different times but we are so excited to go.  We are excited for several reasons.   More than anything we want to see the children we saw on the last trip again.  We have news for so many of them, YOU HAVE A FOREVER FAMILY!!!!!!!

What could be better news.  We so love these cuties.  For the ones who do not have a family, we will continue to try for a family for each and every one.  We are excited to meet new children too!  So many cuties to hold and love on.  SO thinking about it,





find us a plane we are all ready to go NOW!!!!!  Stay with us and follow along!!!  

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

What happens to them?

 Recently I am struck by how many orphans there are just waiting.  The numbers of boys greater than girls and what happens to those children who no one adopts.  I see many children with cerebral palsy on the shared list that I know have the ability to walk.  They will need a great deal of rehabilitation but I know there are things that make me see they have the ability to learn to walk.  I see these children and know that they are crawling on hands and knees.  Or only able to sit when moved by an adult.  What type of life is that. I also see children with spina bifida with the same problems.  No braces, not enough rehab, and not enough equipment.

Sometimes I bring positioning equipment.  Sometimes walkers and wheelchairs. But all this does not solve the problem.  What happens when these children grow up.  Maybe they are in an orphanage that they can stay in till they age out.  Then what?

It can all get entirely overwhelming.  So we slow down and help each child, one at a time!  Do the best for each kiddo we meet. We may not be able to change the world but we can change the world for that child

Here are two children who we helped along this journey


Here are three children who wait and I wonder what their adult world will be like





Here are some of our sweeties that will be coming home


One Child at a time if we need to.  Every precious child one at a time!    

 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Planning a Trip

Sounds easy but really quite complicated and hard.  We are planning our next Superkids trip.  We have a number of volunteers and projects that will be moving forward for all of them. We are planning pictures, and drawing and hairbows.  And the photo printer.  Loved that photo printer.

The children so rarely get to see their own image that we wanted to have them be able to reflect and build positive self image.  Well we prettied everyone up.  put on hair bows, and gave the boys pocket mirrors. What happened was pure magic. See some of this below.  These pictures are worth a thousand explanations.






So what happened was a little care and love we showed these waiting children transformed faces and lifted hearts and we were able to give them a mommento of the day to take with them. Their own picture.  We also had the older ones draw a self portrait.  So amazing the results.

All these children needed was a litttle cuddling and a hug and care.  They were so happy and smiling. All they needed was love.  Even though the love of the day would be fleeting, it was wonderful to see that their hearts are open.  We have much work to do for these kiddos when we come home.  The most important thing we can help them with is finding that forever family that will love them forever.

So in preparing for this trip we are looking for short term plans and long term solutions.  We prepare to be so emmersed in this for the next three months.  We prepare to have heartbreaking moments and great joy.

We can't wait!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

They Occupy a Big Place in our Hearts!

We are thinking about all the families who are starting to travel now.  And the children that still wait.  We love them all and can't wait for everyone to find their special forever family.  We leave you with a few pictures of some of the children that we think of.









Oh and by the way, we are in the midst of planning our next Superkids trip!