Gladney has been able to access free shipping of several crates to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Many of you may remember we did this back last spring. We have several infant incubators which our local Children’s Hospital donated that will be going in the crates, but we would like to fill the remainder of the crates with diapers, wipes, hand sanitizer, and baby carriers from www.diapers.com. They deliver diapers, wipes, and other baby necessities at great prices with fast free shipping (if you order $49 or more).
If you would like to help by donating items, you can enter the Referral Code “Gladney” on the shopping cart screen at www.diapers.com, and you'll get an extra $10 off your first order of diapers with a $49 minimum purchase. And Gladney gets a $1 credit each time you order. It's a great way we can both save!
Remember the Referral Code: Gladney
When ordering items, please have them shipped directly to Gladney at this address by November 15th:
Gladney Center for Adoption Attn: Scott Brown 6300 John Ryan Drive Fort Worth, Texas 76132
Here is a list of the products the children and in-country caregivers need which you can find by clicking on the links below:
Babyganics Germinator Hand Sanitizer - 250 ml - http://www.diapers.com/ Product/ProductDetail.aspx?productId=16258
Huggies Snug and Dry Diapers - Extra Large Case - (sizes needed size 1 through size 3) - http://www.diapers.com/Product/ProductDetail.aspx?productId=3
Just like the day I did LT's twists, there was something about her wearing a hat today that made her look older. We've been home 5 1/2 months and she's quickly approaching 19 months. It's photos like this that make me stop and examine how far we've both come.
I am so happy that I had an overwhelming feeling the Christmas of 2007 that I acted on. I can't imagine my life without this special girl.
It's a special special day when someone materializes an idea that comes from a place of purity. Today, my friends, is one of those days where we get to witness true inspiration. Please take time to look at Danielle's site and support her wonderful gesture to the world. What a great gift this makes. We love you everyone at TesFesh.
This morning we were at the park playing with our special friends, JLo & M&m and I "had" a moment because my babe graduated from the baby swing to the kid swing. Her first big girl solo swing ride. Can you believe it? Then there was her first Halloween costume try on...
And then, during the afternoon shift there was her first ER visit.
I won't get into the details of the emergency but it was scary and now she's doing VERY WELL.
Liv Tunsitu blows me away constantly. She handles stress with peace. She trusts those who love her. When she looks in my eyes, she understands she will feel better at some point. She shows me that my job is to take care of her and not freak out or console myself. My control and calm soothes her. She reminds me that she IS equal parts special & strong. You know, I normally don't think that babies are supposed to be or nor should you expect them to be strong but that's the only word that describes the powerful path and spirit of my wondersome little warrior.
Today, we both grew up a little - as mother and daughter.
This is my story of the journey that led me to Ethiopia to meet my daughter and how she teaches me to Liv everyday.
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." --Antoine De Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince.
The colored stripes on the Ethiopian flag are significant - the red stripe stands for power, faith and blood; the yellow symbolizes peace, natural wealth and love; and the green represents the land and hope. The colors were also interpreted to have a connection to the Holy Trinity, and the three main provinces of Ethiopia. The star represents unity of the people and the races that make up Ethiopia. The five rays on the outside of the star represent prosperity and the blue disk represents peace. The three equal horizontal bands of green (top), yellow, and red with a yellow pentagram and single yellow rays emanating from the angles between the points on a light blue disk centered on the three bands; Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa, and the three main colors of her flag were so often adopted by other African countries upon independence that they became known as the pan-African colors.