Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Let's Be Thankful

This is the time of year when we become reflective and think about being thankful. There is so much to be thankful for, despite our tough economy and the many difficulties we have faced over the last year or so. Those of you reading this all likely have families...families that you love and trust. You may or may not have your differences, but they are always there for you. I'm so thankful that my family will all be together for Thanksgiving this year. I'm thankful for my family, my friends, my job and my dedicated coworkers.

I'm thankful for the fact that I have the privilege of working with so many wonderful families, who give of themselves every day because they see the love and potential in the eye of a child who belongs in their family. I'm thankful for the adoption community reading this and so many are always willing to help try to find the right family for our waiting children. I'm so thankful for my waiting child advocates out there that I bother with emails to advocate for our waiting children--and they do! I don't thank them enough! They have united so many children and families.
I'm thankful that the children in our Hope Journey program have such loving staff at their orphanage and try to make it feel like a family. I'm thankful that we have found families for 15 of the Hope Journey children so far. I'm thankful that so many found it in their hearts to donate to the Santa Stops in China program so that we can help give these children a wonderful holiday. We now have $620, but the campaign is not over yet! There is so much to be thankful for, even in a time of trouble. What are you thankful for?

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