Braska & Zack

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Today I ask for prayers for all of my children.
May God lead us in the direction in bringing Braska
& Zach home. WE WILL BRING OUR CHILDREN HOME!
And while we wait I ask everyone to pray for their health.

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

FURBY FUND RAISER

FURBY FUNDRAISER FOR BRASKA AND ZACK
STARTING BIDS ARE AT $20.00
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ONCE YOU PLACE YOUR BID DEPOSIT YOU BID ON OUR RR ACCOUNT AND A WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT.
YOU CAN PM ME ALSO WITH YOUR BID AND DIRECTLY SEND YOUR PAYMENT TO OUR PAYPAL LINK. 
YOU CHOSE THE COLOR ONCE THE AUCTION IS OVER.
REMEMBER THE MORE YOU TIMES YOU BID THE BETTER THE CHANCES OF WINNING.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Happy Birthday My Sweet Baby Girl

Happy 7th  Birthday our Sweet Little Girl

Tomorrow our little girl will be 7 years old. So hard to believe that this is our Second  Birthday with Sarah Christiana "Our Little Chrissie"

Here are a few of last years Photos and as you can see she is the most beautiful precious child our Lord has given us. Oh how blessed our family is to be able to share each day with Chrissie.  She is just precious and not just because she is our child but a child our Lord has chosen to let us love.  There has not been a day we have not enough each giggle, each smile and the endless kisses.  How can we thank our Lord and everyone who help us in bringing her home to our family.   If it were not for "About A Child Agency-Victoria Kats, Dreams Adoptions-Toni, Reeces Rainbow Family and all our family and friends Chrissie being here would not have happened.  Again we are truly blessed...

One Step Closer

This week we got our final stamp applied on our I800 Approval and it has been forwarded to the National Visa Center.  So within 10 days we should be issued our Article 5.  Next step a signature from the MOJ in Bulgaria this will allow us to be assigned a judge and a court date.  After court we have a 10 day wait for our adoption to be final and the children will be finally ours on paper but at the moment they have captured our hearts..  During the next months we will need to raise the necessary funds in bring our children home. So I ask that you keep our family and our children in your prayers...

We got our Golden Ticket


Thursday, October 11, 2012

ONE YEAR SINCE OUR COMMITMENT WITH BRASKA N ZACK

It has been one year with our adoption of Braska and Zack.  Tonight I am adding another Adoption Ticker on.  The ticker will be how many days it has been since we seen both children last.   Praying this time passes us quickly but also praying we have the much needed funds to pay our agency.  We are in great need of funds to complete our adoption and also to travel to bring them home.  Without final agency fees our pick up date will be also delayed.  So I ask for everyone's help.. You can donate direct our our PAYPAL or through Reeces Rainbow.  www.reecesrainbow.org for the Davis Family for Braska and Zack.. Every dollar is appreciate and we thank everyone who has helped us during our journey to bring our children home..

Pumpkins-Pumpkins-Chrissie-n-Christian

And Christian has choosen his pumpkins.
It is Pumpkin time at the Davis Home!!
What a toot Christian is.
Christian is our family's clown.

Gentle and kind.
Chrissie is our serious child.

This will be her second Halloween being home.



Yes fall is here and the pumpkins are arriving at the market.  My grandson Christian and Chrissie just love being able to chose their pumpkins for this special day.  Halloween is also my mother's birthday.  Our family celebrates Halloween difference than most families.  On this special day we do not celebrate ghosts or gobbins.  We sat aside this day as a day to remember my mother.  For Halloween she had always set aside for her children and grandchildren.  She would make candy apples, popcorn balls and we would all sit around painting our pumpkins and enjoying one another company.  I remember smelling her pies and the cookies that filled the fall's air.  My mother had a smile bigger than any mother could have.  She was a special and loving mother. And with each new family member we would make a special Halloween Cake just for them and one for my mom.  Also if a new baby was due we would decorate a mini-pumpkin just for them.  Unfornuately my younger children never got to meet my mother.  She died in 2000 the year before we adopted our Makayla.  And since then I have kept this tradition of our family's Halloween Night.  Gary and I would go out during the week with all the kids and chose  the biggest pumpkin we could find.  Not a store brought pumpkin but one from the fields of thousands of pumpkins.  We would sit down and each child would dig their hands to remove the seeds which we would dry out and then roast.  Saving a few seeds to grow our own pumpkins.  On Halloween night we would light this large pumpkin to remember my precious mother.  This week as I hurry to complete my documents for the second stage in this adoption.  Each day I started to think back of my mother when I was a child.  Oh how I miss her and the days we had with one another.  Just hearing her voice each day as she grew older I knew one day I will soon like her be a grandmother.  And now a grandmother of 12 grandchildren and one on the way.  My life is never dull and always filled with giggles and laughter all around me .  Some days there are days with children and grandchildren spilling their drinks on my carpet or crayon marks on the walls.  But each and every grandchild and child each so difference and special.  As you walk in the doors o our home you can tell it is a home filled with the signs that children have been there.  As you enter in the front door you are greeted by our guinea pig Toni and hamster Scooter.  Then a living room filled in toys and books.  Our walls are filled with photos of one big family of love.  How blessed am I to have this family and to be their mother and grandmother.  With only months away in bringing Braska and Zack home we have painted two small chairs just for them.  One pink and one blue.  As we save every penny we can it is still hard with coming up with the remaining funds.  So this weekend and every weekend we will continue to try and raise and save the needed funds.  Our Lord will guide us in having enough but I worry like most mothers do.  So I ask my friends and family to help us during this time.  So please I ask you to please think of these two children.  They both deserve holidays filled with pumpkins and the smell of home made cookies filling their air.  Having a bed of their very own with a pillow to rest their small heads on.. But most of all a father and a mother to love them.  In just a few days our Chrissie will turn 7 years old.  We first saw her photo for adoption when she was turning 4 years old.  It has been a year since we seen Braska and Zacks;s photo and committed.  And still a few months left before we bring them home and to get them here we need the extra funds.  I ask and pray for your help at this time.. God Bless Denise Peddington Davis

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

IN TWO DAYS, IT WILL BE ONE YEAR SINCE WE COMMITTED TO OUR CHILDREN

In just two days it will be one year since we committed to our children.  Time has really passed by quickly.  Praying this next year we hear something from Immigration on our approval and shortly afterwards the next steps to follow for a court date.   We should be receiving back documents from our State's Commission Office any day and these will be forwarded to a family traveling to Bulgaria to give to our attorney.. Once there they will be translated and ready  for when our Article 5 is received.  Once the Minister of Justice signs the documents a judge is assigned and a court date is given.. So praying for a court date in December.  Mean while we are  saving and raising the remaining agency funds and travel funds for Trip Two.  Praying to be able to travel in January to February of 2013.  What a Happy New Year this will be.  Wishing we could have them  home by Christmas but next Christmas they will be home.

Please again I ask for prayers and also if you can share our blog with others so we can raise the much needed funds to bring them home.  God Bless.

Our little Chrissie

Little Chrissie


You wonder sometimes why children ask you certain questions and you just don't know what to say back.
The other day while my husband was in the kitchen our youngest little girl Chrissie ask her dad a few questions.  Like most little girls they can make one question into hundred.  But the one question could bring one father to tears.  "Daddy when will I ever grow up and not be cripple any more?"  With little pink braces on her legs and crutches by her side she wiggles to crawl up in her wheelchair to catch the school bus.  With a smile that will melt butter she looks up for answers.  And then told us she wanted new feet for her birthday.

With her birthday just weeks away new feet we can not get I told her but we can get some new shoes.  But she replied back I want new feet to dance and run.  And no matter what shoes we found they can not make her run and dance.  Now remember this is a six year old turning seven in a few weeks. Nightly as I remove her tiny socks and rub them with powder and prepare her or bed it finally sunk in.  Never once did I think of my child's disability or her being difference from other children.  All I could see was my little angel with the precious smile.  Sometimes we as parents do not think our children notice as much as they do and also noticed they are difference.  Chrissie was born with Spina Bifida and both of her feet are club.  This making it very difficult or her to stand very long or walk short distances.  With pink little braces, pink crutches and a pink wheel chair everything you think might make Chrissie's life a little easier can not replace the fact she will always be in this condition.  She will never be able to run or maybe not even dance like her friends but she has one thing they do not.  She has a smile and such love I have never seen in another child like her.  This little girl as precious as life it's self is truly a blessing from our Lord.  There has never been a person that Chrissie has met that has not feel in love with her.  She is silly and with the funniest little giggle.   As we were tucking her into bed I told her you know I have never know such a sweet curly headed little girl like her.  And that also I am the proudest momma in the world to be able to brush and comb her hair.  For she is one of our Lord's sweetest little Angels here on earth.  I told her about Heaven and also about yes one day you will be able to run and dance.  Not just dance but to be able to dance with Jesus.  And you will be able to run with the angels.  As she was falling to sleep she giggled and laugh and told me she would see me in Heaven to watch her run and dance.  And also to tell Daddy not to worry or cry because she will be okay.

As a parent we see our kids as perfect and not with a disability but as our child.  It does not matter to us if they are sick or disable we love them unconditionally.   As I close the door to my child's room and wheel back her pink wheelchair I think of how blessed we are to have her in our life.

We adopted Chrissie on March 18th, 2011 and Chrissie came to the US on May 13th, 2011.   
Not has not been one day we have not had a smile or a giggle from her.



Sunday, October 7, 2012

MY ADOPTION TROLL

ADOPTING MOTHERS EAT TROLLS FOR BREAKFAST. DON'T MESS WITH AN ADOPTING MOMMA AND HER KIDS.  A MESSAGE FOR MY TROLL.  IF I FIND YOU I WILL EAT YOU!!!!


Friday, October 5, 2012

Off to work & a busy-busy weekend

Hard to believe after all these years of education I am working as a Mascot.   I am the shorter one in the moose's costume.  Yes the one with it's mouth open. :O))  Spending most of my weekends working on the side to bring in enough funds to help with our agency fees, airline and travel fees for our second trip.  It may look like fund work  :O) and it is to work around children who love you.. But inside these costumes it is very hot and 30 minutes seems like a full day.  As I dance and hope and skip all I can think of is Braska and Zack.  It is amazing what a momma will do for the children they love.   Time will arrive quickly so we are saving every nickle and dime we can to add to our travel fund.  So when you see a funny moose think of me and how much I love these two kids.

When to discuss adoption

When I saw this photos I just had to add it to my blog.  And yes my dogs also think I am their real Momma.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

IS one of these little girls your daughter? Or maybe both?

RITA is such a little beauty! She is 7 years old and has Arthorgryposis. Developmentally, she is doing quite well. I have additional photos and a video of her that were taken yesterday. She talks very well and has made huge improvements toward overcoming her physical limitations and becoming more independent. She needs a FAMILY before she is transferred to an adult institution!!!!

 SADIE is also 7 yrs old and has just physical disabilities. She has a wonderful personality and is quite smart! I had to laugh when the director said that Sadie "mothers" the other children in her group and reminds the staff that they need
to change diapers and feed children :) There ARE treatments that can improve her physical health available in the US. She desperately needs a family that can help meet those medical needs! I have photos and videos that were taken yesterday of Sadie.
 
Both these little girls are available for adoption.  And if you are interested they are both waiting for a momma and Poppa.  So why are you waiting?  Both children are available through About A Child Agency. www.aboutachild.org  
 
 

THE I800 is in the Mail :o)

All documents are complete and the last and final one the I800.  As I went to seal the envelope just one last look inside.  Removing the documents and carefully one by one reviewing each one I carefully placed them back inside.  Hard to believe in this one Priority Mail Envelope holds the faith of the two little ones we have grown to love so dear.  I wonder if the person opening the envelope only knew how our family has already prepared not only our home but in our hearts.  Little beds are now being placed in their rooms with small stuff animals to lay upon their small beds.  Names have been chosen for each child for the start of their new beginning.  I have made several dresses for Braska and blankets for little Zack.  Now at night they will be rocked, held and read to each night.  Their heads will be kissed and they will be tucked in with their favorite toys.  So many memories lay ahead for these two children and for our family. How blessed we are to have met these two children.

In the next couple of weeks we will try and raise the much needed funds to complete our adoption.  Saving the money to adopt can be stressful.  And I try to be very frugal about all.  Today I read this passage from the bible.
"And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus" Phillippians 4:19
God has been so gracious during Chrissie's adoption and also Braska and Zack.  Without the help of several people it would have been  very difficult or maybe even impossible.  I say this to myself over and over our Lord has lead us to these two children.  And even when there were days of nasty comments, delays or set backs I know God in his time will guide us to them.  I can not say that this will be our last adoption because I do not know at this moment.  What I do know is that our Lord, Our God above has his plans or us all.  And I will patience and follow his loving words.

Nightly when our home is silent and you can only hear the creaks of the house settling I stop to review photos of the children.  I wished I had taken more but much of my time was spent trying to hold on to the two of them as much as I could.  To snuggle and nest with them in my arms. As I unpack my luggage I think of what I worn each day during a visit.  Trying not to cry I think and wonder about their days. I pray that they stay well and that they are healthy and feel no pain. CF is hard on a child and there is alot of pain involved daily.  Seeing little Zack and watching as he tries to eat it is even difficult or him to do so.  His little throat is raw from the Acid Reflux and his small stomach rumbles because it is filled with gas.  Daily meds, daily therapy and the pain involved just breathing is hard.  As taking a simple breath for us is so hard for both of these children.

Today as I drop this large white Priority Mail Envelope out the outside I place my :O))
Now all we can now do is wait and pray.  And also raise these remaining funds.  Again I ask for prayers each day for Braska and Zack, for our Family and the remaining travel funds for our second and final trip.