Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Surprise Visit

Our house received an unexpected visitor in the night.  The Tooth Fairy!  Normally this isn't so surprising, but we had no teeth that had been lost, so for that visit to occur, it was definately a big surprise!

The Tooth Fairy was found to have left Olivia a new book, letter, and a small gift bag containing 20 one dollar bills!!!  The letter said how very proud the Tooth Fairy was when they saw that Olivia had taken her recently acquired ONE dollar that the Tooth Fairy had left for losing her tooth, and placed it all right away into our adoption fund jar.  The letter went on to tell her that when we give of ourselves, it often comes back tenfold, and to honor her gift, the Tooth Fairy was giving her a new book (one I happen to know she has REALLY wanted), and their own donation of $20 to our fund.  Each dollar bill was folded up and stuck with a tooth sticker, which Olivia then placed all over the special letter.

She has been just BEAMING all morning!!!  A special shout out to a VERY special tooth fairy, for hearing about Olivia's generosity, and for being so incredibly generous and thoughtful to my daughter's heart.  I so appreciate it!!!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

Olivia - 14

Olivia - 14

Braeden - 11

Braeden - 11

Liam - 9

Liam - 9

Macy - 5

Macy - 5

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Orphan Crisis

• 147 million orphans in the world
• 50 million orphans in Africa 
• Every 14 seconds a child is orphaned by AIDS
• 16,000,000 have been orphaned by AIDS
• Every week, AIDS claims as many lives as American fatalities in the Vietnam War
• 854 million people do not have enough to eat
• Malnutrition is associated with the deaths of 5 million children under the age of five
• Every 2 seconds an orphan dies from malnutrition

Hence the title of my blog

Little Did I Know

Little did I know that the road would be so rocky
Little did I know that the trip would take so long
Little did I know that my heart could hurt so much
Little did I know that God is never wrong

Little did I know that love could be so powerful
Little did I know that a dream so far could go
Little did I know that God would place the right ones
Little did I know that my heart, so large, could grow

Little did I know that a dream has it’s own timing
Little did I know that this day would finally come
Little did I know that four souls would be sent to guide me
Little did I know that they would choose to call me mom

But God knew all along and He had a plan to follow
God knew all along that my dream would soon come true
God knew all along that we five should be together
God knew all along that I’d share it all with you