One of the hardest parts about being an adoptive parent is not being with your child for the milestones---birthdays, holidays, first day of school, first loose tooth. July 5th is Laurence's 13th birthday. That's usually a scary birthday for orphans in his country since it means they only have one year left to find a forever family. But Laurence can celebrate this year---his mom is on the way!! And, with your help, his mom can celebrate that day, too.
Keep the Change!
It's pretty simple:
*Find a container--it doesn't have to be anything fancy--an empty cup, an empty jar, a bucket...whatever you have. (You can grab a picture of Laurence from his Reece's Rainbow page if you'd like.)
*Put the container in a visible place in your home---next to your purse, on the kitchen counter, on your dresser. You could also consider putting it in your office or work space. What a great conversation starter!
*At the end of the day, empty all the change from your pockets and wallet into the container. Say a prayer that Laurence will be celebrated on his birthday and know that he is loved.
*On Saturday, July 5th (Laurence's birthday), take your container to the bank and cash it in. (Or sometime around then since it's a holiday weekend.)
*Deposit the money into Laurence's FSP on Reece's Rainbow.
This is a very simple way for all of us to bless Laurence and his family on his birthday--even they can't celebrate together. (Can you imagine how fun it will be for his mom to watch his grant grow on his birthday?)
I have a jar of change that I've been saving since my adoption ended. I can't wait to cash it in and see what's in it.
If you want to participate, leave me a comment here and let me know! I'll keep a running list of people who have agreed to pray for and bless Laurence and his famiy during the month leading up to his birthday.
So, start looking for the perfect container.