|The Reece's Rainbow gang|
|Toma and his dad, Rich (aka "Richy" to me :-) and big brother Shane (Isn't he handsome ...and very nice, too.) I think any kid that treats their younger siblings so sweetly is extra cute!! Toma and Stas were in the same orphanage :(|
|Leah and her Axel, who is such a doll! I could take him home in a heartbeat. Axel was born in Serbia and has been with his family now for only 2 MONTHS....I can't believe it. He has learned so much in such a short period of time.|
|Becky and Alina. What a beautiful girl and beautiful family. Alina spent her first years in another orphanage in Ukraine.|
While the 16 teams of 4 were settling in for lunch, I couldn't help but play this video....they loved it. This boy rapping with no front teeth about his little sis with DS....I mean really....too much.
It is difficult to sum up what RR is, what it does, what it means to be an orphan in Eastern Europe, etc.... It is hard to do it justice. Hopefully looking at each of these 4 children whose lives are forever changed is enough to do something within them. Each family spoke a little bit about their experience of adopting. Wish their was more time.
It looks like so far they raised a total of $300 towards the adoption of a child from the RR site. I don't know who they will choose yet. They will decide. The moderator of the group said it is so difficult to go on that site and choose one child, so they will have to try something creative I guess.
If you haven't been to Reece's Rainbow, please click HERE and go check it out. Follow families' journeys to their child. Let your heart be moved and support a child. I know one person right now who is having a "give-a-way" (Living in the Light) with some awesome items and another who is begging for money in a more unique way (Chasing Moonlight)...she is the witty one!
Thanks Rich, Shane, Toma, Becky, Alina, Alina's two brothers, Leah, Axel and all of the TG staff and students that made this happen.