Monday, December 29, 2008

Me and Jennileigh

Me and some nephews

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


The last niece due this year has made her appearance on December 22 2008 weighing 7 pounds 15.9 ounces.

Friday, December 19, 2008


Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Christmas Angel Tree

"Give the gift of a family" this Christmas to the children who remain "unmatched" in our Waiting Angels Gallery. They may never know you, but your generous sponsorship towards the cost of a family adopting them is the most profound gift they could ever hope to receive.

For those of you who are new to our ministry, Reece's Rainbow promotes the international adoption of children with Down syndrome. (120) children with Down syndrome and other special needs have found adoptive families in only 2 years!! Donations from private individuals, businesses, and other charitable foundations have made it possible to provide adoption grants for nearly every child, meaning families have had the financial support they need to make a commitment. They have been able to rescue one or more of these precious children from orphanages and mental institutions around the world.

Our Christmas Angel Tree Project is our #1 fundraiser for the year. This is the only time when ALL of our waiting children with Down syndrome are openly visible and eligible for grant donations. By sponsoring a child today, you get to share in the joy of uniting families with very deserving children. The average cost of an international adoption is $25,000, so every penny we are able to raise can literally change the course of a child's life! And remember, 100% of your tax deductible donation goes directly to your sponsored child. Reece's Rainbow covers the cost of Paypal fees, shipping, printing, etc. (donations to our Raising Awareness fund are always welcome to help support these costs.)

With your sponsorship gift of $35 or more (per child), donors will receive a beautiful porcelain ornament, with your sponsored child's photo on the back, to hang on your Christmas Tree! Even if you are not Christian, you can still make a tremendous difference in the life of one or more of these children. If you prefer to NOT have an ornament sent to you, just let us know. The Angel Tree is a very meaningful and personal Christmas gift donation opportunity. We will send the ornament, along with a beautiful gift card, announcing your gift to the intended recipient. These are great gifts for your friends, family, teachers, therapists, etc! International sponsors are welcome as well!

We invite you to browse the profiles of our families who are already home with their children, and those who are in various stages of the international adoption process. We are so excited about the remarkable success this ministry has already enjoyed (120+ children with Down syndrome and other special needs have found their families in only two years), and the MIRACLE that grant donations from this Angel Tree Project will mean for each of these beautiful children!



Girl, Born March 31, 2005

Nastya is a precious little girl with dark brown hair and hazel/brown eyes. She is able to stand on her own, and pull up, but she is not walking on her own yet. She is typically a very active little girl though, and will really blossom in a loving family! She was born with a VSD, so she will need to be followed by a cardiologist when she gets home .

She is already 3 1/2, so she is living on borrowed time.

Anastasia and Tonya are in the same orphanage, and can be adopted together for very little additional cost. Please consider saving both of them!

I have $250 in my grant fund towards the cost of my adoption!



Girl, Born July 28, 2005

This gorgeous, healthy little girl is waiting for you to save her from life in a mental institution. Tonya is HEALTHY, very active and playful and capable. She has brown hair and big brown eyes. She is already 3, so she is living on borrowed time.

Anastasia and Tonya are in the same orphanage, and can be adopted together for very little additional cost. Please consider saving both of them!

I have $250 in my grant fund towards the cost of my adoption!


Here is a picture of Jessica with her daughter Lissy, Cynthia and her daughter Kiara and Telly with her daughter Jhamlena


Below is a picture of Vixky, Will and Grandma Melanie playing around while getting getting everything ready for the arrival of Jennileigh Ashleyn who is due in a couple of weeks.. Yup another baby girl coming into the family.


Monday, December 8, 2008


On Saturday December 13 2008 my son david is marrying the love of his life Samantha.
Where have the years gone? How did he grow up so fast?
I know they will treasure each other always.
Samantha welcome to the family. We love you both.

Just wanted to sneak in here and leave you a message and to let you know that I love you.
I am so glad that you are my aunt. I will always have all the special memories of everything that we have done together. I have seen all the pictures of you rocking me to sleep when I was a baby and smiling down at me. You always took the time to make me feel special even though you were very busy with your own children. Your door was always opened to all of us and I am sure everyone feels the same way about you as I do. You were always there to lend and ear, a shoulder to cry on, a smile, a hug, a kiss, and an I love you no matter what. You have seen seen me through everything in life and now that I am grown and have a niece I want to be there for her as you were for me. You will always be like a second mom to me.
Love ya

Approx. 40 beautiful children where taken from the baby houses and transferred to institutions. There is no guarentee that these children will be able to be adopted at this point. Have not heard yet on who the children were or if any of them have already been committed to. Please keep them all in your thoughts and prayers. Together we will be there for each other during this time as the family unit that we have become.
Please keep the Malone family and the Loux family in your prayers during their time of need.
Linda is also over there on a long journey as again plans were halted and she has except new referrals for 2 different girls. She has said that at this time it may take until March to bring them home.
Please take a few minutes to look at all the christmas angel tree children and remember that all donations go towards thier adoptions. Any donation of $35 or more will get you a beautiful christmas ornament with the child you are donating to.


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Arianna Marie

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

This little beauty won our hearts over from the start and we wanted to share this with everyone. Charissa and her family travel around the world to meet their daughter Ava and we followed this journey closely as it melted our hearts. This is a true blessing and shows that our precious DS children can do anything in life and Ava with the love of her family has come along way already. Ava you our God's blessing. Hugs to the Urban family. Here is a video made by thier family when Ava came home.

And here is Ava today. Look how much she has bloosomed with the love of her family.

Friday, November 14, 2008

I have been recieving letters a couple of times a week from Ashley. SHe is doing okay but really misses me. I miss her alot also. I am hoping to get some updated pictures soon and I will share them.
I am looking for a smaller and cheaper apartment so please keep your fingers crossed for me.
I have had a head cold for the past few days and I am thinking it might be from the dry heat.
Been spending time with family and a friend. The holidays are fast approaching this year and hope that everyone has lots of great plans.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Sunday, November 2, 2008


Saturday, November 1, 2008


PLEASE VISIT and see how you can help these beautiful children. Please give the gift of a donation this holiday season.

Friday, October 31, 2008



Tomorrow is the opening day of the angel tree project with Reece's Rainbow. All donations go towards the adoption of the child that you wish to sponser. These beautiful angels are all on limited time and just waiting for their parents to find them. Please go to and look at these beautiful angels.

I see there is alot of new commintments listed and want to say a bid YEAH for all the families that are ready to start these special journeys.
Please keep them all in your prayers as the holiday season approaches us.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Tomororw is Halloween and this year I will be home handing out treats to the little ones. I look back at last halloween and remember the sparkle in Ashleys eyes as she went door to door saying trick or treat. She had such a great time and looked beautiful in her princess costume. She mentioned in her letter that I got the other day how much fun she had last year and how she wished that I was taking her again this year. I thank God that We had last year together and that she has so many great memories of it.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I got my first letter from Ashley yesterday. This is the first since she left in March. I cried while reading it; happy tears to hear from here and all the good times she mentioned that we had together and sad tears as I miss her so much. I wish that I could just hug her once more, to kiss her on top of her head, to hear that cute little giggle and see that shiny glimps in her eyes. No matter what happens in life or wherever she is she is still my daughter and always will be and she says that no matter what I will always be here mom... I love you Ashley!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Prayers are needed for our new little boy in our family and his momma. Amy has been moved to ICU as they have found a blood clot on her lung. Baby Jackson was rushed to albany med hospital as he is having trouble breathing. I will update as I get the news. No pictures have been taken yet of the baby but as soon as we can I will post some.

Friday, October 17, 2008


She has long hair and wears sun glasses, has more confidence than a person should be allowed to have , a huge sence of humor,,, funny as hell, the mouth of a trucker, the heart of an angel, and protective just like a best friend should be, and I protect her. Makes me laugh when I cry, and makes me cry laughing. She's the best, and since I don't take to people at all, just the fact that I hang out with her says more than a lot. And something really special about her, me and her are so very different, but, we accept each other as is, "I'm the quiet one", she accepts me as is and its so awesome.
She's terrific.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


I am sure most of you remember our Ashley who joined the family and was then placed back in MN. Well Ashley has not been readopted and is in a foster home there. Her worker contacted me tonight and after 7 months they have agreed to let me have contact with her. We will start with letters and pictures and advance from there. There was more discussed but things need to be really talked about and I will keep you all updated.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008



pictures will be added as soon as I get them

Sunday, October 12, 2008

me and abriana

Thursday, October 9, 2008

My butterfly princess's

My beloved daughter Ashley who will always be in my heart no matter where she is.
My niece Arianna
My grand daughter Nyema

Me and my great niece Jhalena

Me and my great nephew Richie

Thursday, October 2, 2008