Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Our Flag is Beautiful

Yesterday was Memorial Day. Like many people, we had the BBQ here at home. Later, we got our kids together and I showed a short video that I got online that was patriotic pictures to the music of "I'm Proud to Be An American". I ended up emotional afterwards as I commented to my children.

We are so blessed to have this free country, at the loss of so many who fought for our freedom. Afterwards, we went to the local cemetery, but not because we have family members resting there. It is because on this day every year, they post hundreds of American flags (and two Canadian flags!) with a name on the staff of a serviceman. It is a beautiful sight. I have no trouble walking around, enjoying the flags, flowers and beauty and looking at headstones. It is amazingly beautiful.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Noah Needs Us!!

Noah is 5 years old and currently resides in a SWI in Jiangxi Province in China. Noah has a form of dwarfism. It affects his body, but not his intellect. This little boy was very sad when his "sister" recently left to be adopted. His sister is 7 years old and they were best friends. The sweet little adopted girl also misses him and has been told that her new mama will try and find him a family.

He was very upset during the adoption visit because he knew his friend was going to be leaving again. Though shy, he did accept candy from the mom and even let her put a piece in his mouth. This little man needs a family and could attend school and thrive in a family. Despite his small stature, he walks and plays, goes up and down steps.

His birthday is 12/16/2006, his special need on the shared list is listed as Microplasia. Please contact me if you are interested as I have access to some video of him also. (This little boy is not an LWB child, but I am doing this for a friend).

Suzanne Damstedt