1. OK, I have successfully filled each member of my family's "love tanks" for the day. CHECK.
2. I read the first chapter of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" out loud for the kiddos this evening (and even though we have read it every year for the last 10+ years, we laughed our heads off.) CHECK.
3. Now, I want to tell you about someone:
Tyquan is a cute little boy and such a joy to be around. He is full of energy and a very affectionate child. He loves showing his love by giving many hugs. Tyquan has become quite the entertainer. He enjoys singing and playing the drums. He also enjoys watching his favorite TV program: "SpongeBob Squarepants".
Developmentally, Tyquan continues to make strides toward positive growth. He attends a local primary school and is placed in a special needs program. He is progressing in speech development, knowledge retention, and is very interested in learning new things.
Tyquan would add so much love and happiness to a family. He needs a forever family that can provide love, support and advocate for him.
Tyquan has Down Syndrome, and he is African-American. He has no other health issues at all. He has been tied up in OUR system for years.....tossed about from one foster family to another....promised a home to only have it yanked away through absolutely no fault of his own. He is precious and has become LEGALLY FREE FOR ADOPTION!!! His adoption costs will be very low, too.......Big Shout For Tyquan!!!
Do you know anyone who would be willing to completely abandon their heart to the Lord, jump out of their comfort zone, and give this little guy the best Christmas gift ever?
Do you know anyone who is so crazy in love with the Lord they would be willing to show Him their love by caring for "one of the least of these"?
Do you know anyone who is looking for a child who will ALWAYS call him/her his very favorite?
Who will love with every fiber that is in him?
Who will try harder than anyone you have ever met even though his body has some limitations?
Who will only see the positive side of life and never notice the negative?
Who will never know how to be angry?
If you do, please forward this post to them. Be warned, however, Tyquan's website picture is not the best. It is funny, but kids with Down Syndrome do not pose for pictures....you have to give them something to smile about before they will smile for you. If you say: "Smile", they just look at you as if to say: "Well, do something funny and I will be happy to smile!". Anyway, the person taking the picture did not work to make him look as cute as I know he can be. So, if you have the curiosity to take a peek, please do so with an open mind.
Tyquan can be found at:
http://www.adoptuskids.org/ and his case number is 90012797. He is 5 years old and is in the state of South Carolina. For very interested parties, I know Robin Steele (with the Down Syndrome Association of Cincinnati, OH) has been an advocate for him; in fact, she wrote an article about Tyquan in her latest newsletter. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. (continued from above) Told my friends about the best gift they could give and receive this season. CHECK.
"He predestined us to be adopted as his sons through the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless......" Isaiah 1:17