Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December is Here!! Lots Going on... In Country and Out.....



I can't believe it is December 1st. Christmas always sneaks up on me. There is a lot going on this month.

First.....We will be tallying up all the proceeds for all the adoptive families and sending emails and notifications out soon with everyone's totals and also who are the top three that will receive a matching grant from our t shirt fundraiser. Can't wait!!!

Second.....I leave December 10 to return to Ethiopia for a special trip of meeting new waiting children. My sister, Kristi, and my daughter will join me. We will meet up with Sue, the agency director for Celebrate Children and go into a different orphanage each day in order to meet and photograph the waiting children. I'm sure I will come back with new waiting children for you to meet as well as get new pics of some of your little ones that you already have committed to :) Can't wait.

We also plan on visiting Korah while there as well as Shashemene.  So plan on following the blog December 10-19 to maybe get a sneak peek of your sponsored child from Korah, as well as anyone else who might just grab your heart ;) It will be a great trip!

Third....We just sent out a new Speak Up email last night with several featured waiting children.  If you are not signed up to receive our Speak Up emails send us a message at info@ordinaryhero.org to jump on board. Help us advocate for these precious children who need homes. Included in this weeks Speak Up are two adoptions of children that were once waiting!! Yay!

Fourth....If you are in the Nashville area and would like to help a mom and her children from the homeless shelter, to ensure that they receive Christmas presents this year, email me at Kelly@ordinaryhero.org for more info on how to do that.

This Christmas song is for all of you waiting on your little loves to arrive home to their forever families.....whoever your little love might be :)

Have a great day!! December is here!!!

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for allowing us to sell your shirts for a month! It is so wonderful to have help from someone who understands. We are with CCI and we sent a care package to Sue to give to our waiting kiddos! I am guessing you might see them. Wish I was going with you:)

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  2. I am your 400th follower and am so happy to have found your blog. I have a soft spot for your cause and love how you have creatively gone about spreading the love! and...BTW Your blog has inspired me in such a way as I am passing along two blog awards. Please visit my blog at http://theskinnyonmini.blogspot.com/2010/12/sweet-surprises-blog-awardsfor-me-so.html to accept one or both of them. And before I go, I want to thank you for sharing your life, your thoughts, your passions with all of us. ~ Blessings, Janet

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