Sunday, July 28, 2013

MONEY - Ori's birthday

Grab. Your. Tissues.
Never in my life have I been so humbled and amazed at the outpouring of love and giving that this adoption has shown us.  We have had people give large sums that blew us away, and some that went out of their way to show us support.  I just have to share with you what a young girl did for us this past week.
Oriana, a daughter of my coworker, had a birthday party.  In lieu of gifts, she asked each of her guests to bring donations to give to... you guessed it... little old us and our adoption.  My coworker surprised me at work on Wednesday with a huge plastic bag full of change and a few bills.  Isn't. that. amazing????

Here is Kian with "The Bag"

There it goes!  In the machine!!!

This note came inside the bag.

Because of Ori's gift, and many others like it from so many people - some friends and family, and some complete strangers (talk about humbling) - a little girl will have a home and a family.  Something we take for granted every day, something you don't realize you need until you don't have it or see someone who doesn't.  We all need a circle of people to orbit life around.  This thoughtful girl gave up her birthday presents (what kid would do that???) so someone can enjoy a birthday with a family soon.  No Ori, this bag did not contain $50.64.  It's value is immeasurable.

Luke 21:1-4.  No one can give more than that.

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