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Happy Tears 1

Here are a few things that give me happy tears:
1. Seeing this post. I have been following this Blacksburg, VA couple’s blog since finding them through the Reece’s Rainbow site. They were all set to adopt Riley, when someone from his extended family came to the orphanage and adopted him. They were then lead to Zara, who they have named “Lily,” and are currently in her home country and preparing to bring her home! Seeing the love they share will surely fill your eyes with happy tears as well.

 Love!
2. Speaking of Reece’s Rainbow… I have more great news. Do you remember baby Cliffy?
Well, if you haven’t heard, he’s getting adopted, and his family is also currently getting ready to bring him home. He will be named Joshua. Follow their journey here and you will DIE when you see their latest pictures and videos. He is absolutely adorable and looks SO happy!
This is my favorite pic. Love that face!

It warms my heart to know that he has found his “forever family” and I thank all of you that donated money to his adoption fund!

3. Father’s Day. We had a great time with my family this weekend and AJ loved watching baseball with Papaw Russ. She even tried to shout “SWING” and “HIT”! I bet he can’t wait to get her out on the field!

 Here are some of my favorite pictures with my dad over the years.
He has taught me so many things…how to pitch, how to EAT with all my heart, how to enjoy life, and most of all, that he is ALWAYS there for me, no matter what.
And, of course, I must say Happy Father’s Day to my own hubby, who is amazing with our little babe. I love this picture of them from when she was teeny tiny.
She loves him SOOOO much.
I saw this quote on Kelle Hampton’s Facebook and thought it summarized things nicely: 
“Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads we know. Thank you for proudly rocking out Baby Bjorns, carrying pink diaper bags and singing along to the grumpy old troll song…in public. Maybe someday your minivan will transfrom into a Ferrari. Until then…feel the love today.”
Love to all the daddies out there and hoping everyone finds their own moments of happy tears this week.

Happy Day 1

 Today is not just St. Patrick’s Day…

(Yes, I am one of THOSE moms that buys photo props for every holiday…

…and, no she wasn’t having it!)
…It’s also Clara’s first birthday!!
Happy Birthday, Clara!
During our fund raising time, which was only two short months, $1,430 was raised for  Sophie and Clara and it wouldn’t have been possible without your support! Please keep these girls on your mind and continue helping them any way you can. Pray for their adoption. They may not be on my blog every day, but they are not going anywhere. We will go on with our daily lives and they will remain in an orphanage until their forever family steps up to bring them home. They both need medical attention and the longer they are kept there, the more sick they will become. They need us and if you feel it in your heart, please pass on their story and continue to support them!
The winner of our massage giveaway is Michelle Weaver. Please send your address to makeitbeautifultoo@gmail.com and I will mail your massage voucher!
Thanks again for all of your help and support for Sophie and Clara during the past few months. I will keep you updated on their story as it unfolds.
I hope and pray that they feel our love.

Make it a more beautiful Monday

I’m kind of sad. 
I have NO entries in my massage giveaway that was supposed to end today at 5 pm.
If you’re a local reader and would like to be entered to win a 50 minute massage with the lovely Kim of FabUloUS salon,  please enter by following the directions on this post.
We only have a couple of weeks to reach our goal for Sophie and Clara,
so let’s make it count. 
They are beautiful girls, who will be turning ONE in days,
just like my own daughter. 
And they need some love.

In the meantime, watch AJH learning her first word…DOG.

And think of how you can help Sophie or Clara to someday do the same. 
LOVE.