Saturday, June 26, 2010

Goodbye Peru

We had to make the very difficult decision to end Peru's life yesterday. He'd battled Chronic Renal Failure for six years, and yesterday, he survived a very violent seizure. We didn't want him to ever go through another one. Kevin and I were with him as he went very gently and peacefully out of this life. He was my sweet and constant friend for 20 years. He was my katze, my Peru. I miss him terribly.
January 21, 1990 -- June 25, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Art-a-Thon for Half the Sky

Jingju and I are participating in an Art-a-Thon for Half the Sky. Jingju will be drawing a picture to raise money for the children still waiting in welfare institutions in China.

You know how much I care about Half the Sky. I've been involved with Half the Sky now for some time and together we are enriching the lives and enhancing the prospects for orphaned children in China. Half the Sky establishes and operates infant nurture and preschool programs, provides personalized learning for older children and establishes loving permanent foster care, medical care and guidance for children with disabilities.

I believe that every orphaned child must have a caring adult in her life and a chance at a bright future. I know this is something you care about too.

In celebration of International Children's Day, I am participating in the Art in our heARTs: Art-a-Thon for Half the Sky. This month, Jingju will be creating an art masterpiece to raise money for the children still waiting in China's welfare institutions for their forever families.

I have set a personal goal to raise $600.00 in donations. I need your help in order to reach my goal! Please join me in supporting this very important cause by sponsoring Jingju's unique artistic efforts. You can sponsor her in just a few minutes on my personal fundraising page. It's easy and secure and you can see my progress towards achieving my goal.
Please follow this link to make a contribution to Half The Sky

Here's a slide show I posted over a year ago when we were waiting for Jingju

We are forever grateful to Half The Sky for the quality care and education that Jingu
received. Please follow this link and give to this organization that is making an incredible
contribution to the lives of waiting children. Thank you.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Baby, Baby, Baby, Ohhhhhhhh

My World 2.0
It all started when Jingju asked me if she could go to his house.