Friday, February 19, 2010

One Little Girl

By now, most of us has seen the following story in one shape or form. But it does have a wonderful meaning behind it... maybe give it a read through again?

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THE STARFISH:

From the "Star Thrower, By Loren Eiseley

Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.

One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.

As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.

He came closer still and called out "Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?"

The young man paused, looked up, and replied "Throwing starfish into the ocean."

"I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?" asked the somewhat startled wise man.

To this, the young man replied, "The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die."

Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, "But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can't possibly make a difference!"

At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, "It made a difference for that one."

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...so back to Mara's adoption. Nope, I can't afford it. Nope, don't meet the income bracket - yet. So what is my plan?

Well, I am a writer, yes published, newly published but still. Its all I got. That said, I plan to write book after book after book if I have to to do this - to bring up my income bracket. Because the place I am working at is a no-go for promise of anything at the moment but I am not going to let it get to me. If I tried, I can probably turn out one or two books a month. Right now, that's the plan. As I get one finished I will post about it and link up my writer's blog to this one. Thanks to all of you who have been asking and encourgaging me that this far flung adventure of mine can happen with prayer -- no matter how physically impossible it is. Unfortunately, I've hit a few bumps in the road to getting these books going but I am hoping soon to get them ironed out. Really though, please, if you can get to this little girl first please please go. It won't break my heart instead I would probably be leaping with joy. Please visit her profile today at reecesrainbow.com. You may have to scroll down the page to find her but at this posting she is at the top of the list. And someone had added to her adoption grant! THANK YOU! You can make a difference to this one.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

...passing a torch...



...this song was made in the eighties, when I was a little girl. Its time to pass it on down.

"Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man."
~Rabindranath Tagore

I am not forgetting you honey...

...nope, not ever. That's just not the way I work. It seems it might take a little longer than I hoped to make a dent in the first couple of problems I am facing and probably I am needing to learn how to manage that - but I've not forgotten and just wanted you to know you are in my prayers.

And yes, about my posting below about the big news -- I am going to try to go and get her. But I am by no no no means whatsoever even nearly physically or financially ready -- but this child already has my heart. That said, if ANYONE OF YOU out there who read this can move faster than I can to get her, PLEASE DO SO, I just want her home and with her family, thats what is most important - this isn't about me, its all about her. Thanks for reading and pray for Mara if you pray, pass word of her along? I can sit and write pages about her beautiful smile -- and yes I really think she is beautiful... how can I not? Hers is a face so beautiful to me that I would be willing to travel halfway around the world for.

Take care everyone.