Thursday, February 24, 2011

Forgotten Hobbies

Something I have realized over the last 6 months or so since the kids are getting older is that I had forgotten about so many things that I used to enjoy. The kids are soooo close together that I spent so much time taking care of 3 little ones I didn't do anything for myself.

Something I am ready to get back to is my love of birds. I never totally gave this up but I am sooooo ready for spring and to make my yard bird friendly again. I'm ready for my little yellow finch friends to come flying back and all the other little feathered friends that I love to watch. Something about birds just reminds me of how amazing God is.

I am ready to start hiking this year! We tried several times in the past but they would all want carried and we couldn't carry 3 kids hiking.

I am totally OK if God blesses us with more itty, bitty feet in our house but for this season I will enjoy some things I haven't done in awhile.

I was looking at Reece's Rainbow this morning and was a little sad (OK, a lot sad) to see so many ones with $0 in their grant fund which means they have no one fighting for them. Did you know that Reece's Rainbow looks for prayer warriors for all the kids to pray and help fight for people to donate to the childs grant fund? This would be a great project if you have kids. Let them find a child they are drawn to and get them to fight and do or make something to raise that childs grant fund. This could be soooo powerful in their life. You do not have to be an adoptive family to be a warrior for these kids.

Deuteronomy 10:18
18 He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing.

Just in case you have been telling God you would adopt if you had the money here are some kiddos I found with high grants. Add the adoption tax credit on top of that (could someone leave me a comment with what the credit is right now) which I think is around $12,000 the childrens fees are either covered or almost covered.

Eddie has an AMAZING grant of $16,114!!! You can find out more about Eddie by clicking here.

Vilis has a grant of $8430 and you can click here for more info.

Emory has a grant of $4971.10 and you can find out more by clicking here.

Katerina  has a grant of $5310 and you can click here for more info.


Shonni said...

I love the birds also, and am ready to see more coming back here to Colorado!

Adeye said...

sweet, sweet babies.

Hobbies? Huh? What in the world are THOSE?????