Monday, December 14, 2009

500 Christmas Cards, An Interview, and The Newspaper!

As of this evening, all 500 Christmas cards are ready to be mailed in the morning. Each person who donated to the Darya project will get one. Thank you so much for being a part of our Thanksgiving miracle! After we get our little one home, you'll receive a follow-up family photo to commemorate the event. So many of you were a part of saving little Darya's (to be called Amy Joy) life. The Father pulled us together from each of the fifty states within the United States and four different countries to accomplish His purpose, and I am so grateful to Him. I look forward to sharing her with all of you! Whether you realize it or not, I now count each of you as part of our family.

In addition, Lydia had an interview today with a local church who wants to do a short story/video on the $26,000.00 in 8 days miracle. Lydia is very excited about it. She ended the interview by saying she doesn't want the video to be about her, but about the many orphans with Down Syndrome who are still waiting on their forever family to come get them. What a wonderful thing for an eleven year old to think of. As mom, I sit back and see the Lord has planted a real passion in Lydia's heart to save the orphans....especially those with Down Syndrome. Lydia reminded the gentleman who interviewed her today that orphans with Down Syndrome are placed into a crib and left alone to die when they reach the age of four. She asked him: "How can I not try to save them?"

Finally, our local newspaper, The Tennessean, is running a story as well. Who knows? Maybe many hearts will be turned toward adoption through this tiny bit of publicity. Certainly God is able to use anything (and anyone)----Lydia proved that to me. From this miracle seed, it is our hope many more miracles will grow. Perhaps someday in glory, we'll all gather to reminisce with warm hearts and recall how we were a part of the 2009 Thanksgiving miracle that birthed many miracles....together.

May we sow our seed bountifully---and may many lives be saved because of it!

"But this I say: He who sows sparingly, will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully, will also reap bountifully." 2 Corinthians 9:6


  1. Wow that is amazing. Lydia you are doing a great job and are such an inspiration.

  2. Hello,
    My name is Leah Beasley. I am in the ukraine right now adopting 3 babies from the same place as Darya. We had almost adopted her as well, but decided to adopt Arthur instead because he had been there longer. Im so happy to see that you guys are adopting her. Im writting because Im going to be doing a tour of the orphanage this week. Im going to try my best to get pictures of her for you guys. I will also try to get a video as well. Please send me you email if you can, you can send it to me on our blog at Hope to have something for you soon enough!! Leah

  3. I am so excited for your family! God is speaking to us and I am so glad we have "ears to hear".

  4. You guys are famous!! LOL
    Hope you all have a blessed and wonderful Christmas. Give Miss Hopey a Huge hug for me. How is she doing?

  5. I'm so excited to follow Darya's journey home! And eager to see what other little one's find their forever home because of your work!! The kids of Reese's Rainbow have great advocates!

  6. claudine@orphanscry.comDecember 15, 2009 at 7:24 PM

    Wanted to know if there was any way you could email me the lyrics to Lydia's song you posted here and also even send a burned cd of her recording. Our church is scheduled to have its adoption weekend in February. A friend asked me today if I knew any good adoption/orphan songs we could do a dance to. I thought of this one.

    You guys truly are His living epistles...


    Claudine T in MD