I must first start out by saying thank you to all of you who have faithfully supported our decision to adopt Alexsey. Your encouragement has blessed us in ways you will never know. Thanks.
With that, for the first time on this blog, I have received my first negative comment. One of you found the perfect word to describe the comment---- snarky. How fitting. The comment wasn't even directed at me, but to the family that I was helping to raise money to adopt their "older" son Grisha. I apologize Ashley for their insensitive comment made on my blog.
Though it wasn't directed at me, I was reminded of how mean and defeating and purposeless people can be. It really is sad.
I personally think that it takes all kinds of people to make this world go round. Adoption is a good thing. Yet not all people are able to adopt, but they have money that they can give. And those that are able to open up their home to a child aren't always rich and can barely afford a fraction of the cost of an adoption which is always more than $20,000. I think it is wonderful that these two kinds of people can get together for the sake of bringing home a child. It is a special thing to see many families come together in an outpouring of support to make one more orphan a child...... a child who will get to tell everyone that they have a family. It isn't begging for money. It is asking..... inviting others to partner with the adopting family to help bring their child home. And long after the child is home and the adoption costs are forgotten, the adopting family is still committed to the lifelong endeavor of raising that child.
Who ever wants to try to argue that this is a bad thing probably won't get very far on this blog because I believe that the majority of people who read this blog have helped out an adoptive family in some way or another. I think they have been blessed by it too. I know I have been on both sides--- we have given and we have received and it has been a blessing for us to be a part of each.
With that, I have to say wooo-hooo to today! Officially Julia has now fundraised $861.00 towards her trip! Thank you so much for all that have helped to make this possible. Thanks Mary, Julie, Kelly, Baboonya, Penny, Sally, Karen, Faye, Julie N., Denise, Rachel E., Christine R., Kim, Christy, Allison, Christi, Carol, Jessica, Cindy, and Shari! We have received all of your checks and are working hard to get your orders out. You guys rock!
And thank you for the continued donations on the Reece's Rainbow site. And I know that Alexsey would thank you too if he knew that all of you were helping to bring him home.
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