There are times in your life when you feel deep within your heart that something feels right. It is a feeling deep within you that feeds your heart with happiness. It is a feeling that you believe in, no matter how difficult, no matter how demanding something may be, you know that it is right. You know you have to follow your heart.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

This year has brought me to so many places highs and lows.. good times and bad. I have done more, and experienced such a flux of emotions this year. Truthfully, more than I ever thought I would ever know or feel. For those of who know me best, know exactly what I am talking about. I have come to the understanding, and belief that everything happens for a reason. Sometimes you may not know what the reasoning is, and may not be able to see it or understand it.

 I have found that in bad times people often say "it happens for a reason" it has become a coping mechanism, a way that instantly gives a grieving person a sense of relief, and a break from the sadness that he/she has had put in them.  When good things happen... people instantly question it..

As many of you know, there was very series of unfortunate events prior to my coming to the decision to adopt Vika. Some people will say, and will always say that my "unfortunate events" is what drove me to adopt her. But I feel that through those "unfortunate events" that is what led me to her.  I know that this may be hard for many people to understand, or to feel. But I feel as though she has found me. There are hundreds  and hundreds of children for adoption. She in fact is one of 30+ children with Down Syndrome for adoption in her orphanage. I can't say that i fell in love with all those kids the same way I did with Vika (there was another little girl... but for now, I will have to continue to pray for her). While I want all those kids to have a home... Everyday, multiple times a day, I thought of Vika. To this day, I still do.

Since making the decision to adopt her. I have made a lot of new friends. While there are people that do not  support this adoption. There are so many more people that are out there that do. Of course not having the support of some people, it does take a way from some of the happiness in the process. But as a good friend once told me. Anyone can have a dream, but it takes a stronger person to follow thru and make it come true. I am so grateful for all my support... my life would not be the same without all of you! I look forward to sharing with you all the adventures to come! I wish you all a wonderful and Very Happy New Year!!
All the Love and Happiness from me to you all!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

How are you going to count your blessings this year? Some people will do it by the number and size of gifts that they receive, some will do it  by the many wonderful people in their life, and all the things in their life they are grateful for. I think that in a way that it is combination of the two. What do you do if you do not have family to have dinner with, or don't get a gift on Christmas morning. For many people in this world, today is a typical day, just like any other.

I have sit sit here and wonder what Vika, and all her friends in the orphanage are doing today. Do they a get a gift of their own? Or a special meal on a day like today? Or is it another day just like any other. For many of those kids in her orphanage, Christmas Day will forever be like any other day for them. But it doesn't have to be. There are so many children waiting for a home, who have the heart to love everyone in their life, they are just waiting on someone to give the  love back.

I am so thankful this year at Christmas. I have family, and I have so many wonderful friends that have come into my life, (old and new), for many different reasons. I am even more thankful that next year, I will have a daughter to share this love with, to share family. Something that she has never known, the biggest gift any one person can have, a family of her own.

I will continue this journey til I have her home, and next year at this time we will be writing about a new adventure in our life. I want to thank everyone for their ongoing love and support throughout this journey.

Merry Christmas!
 Taryn & Nick

Friday, December 17, 2010

Saturday Night At Borders...

This Saturday evening and night I will be at Borders in Concord wrapping gifts for donations!! Come down and gets great winter book, and I can wrap it for you for free!! Hope to see you there!!

Merry Christmas!!
Taryn and Nick

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Your Money

I want to take the time to let everyone know how much I appreciate all that you have done for me thus far! All the words of encouragment, and the time to talk to me about my adopting Vika. To all the people that have supported me financially.

I have to be honest and let you know that this is not an easy thing for me to do, asking for the help in bringing her home.  I have always been all so pro-active about raising money for so many other causes. But when it comes to me, and my personal life. My first reaction was that if I want to be able to welcome this young girl into my home, then I should be able to do it on my own. But the truth is, I can not do it on my own, and the people closest to me have told me that over and over. Adopting a child is a very costly expense. The support that I have got from so many people, my friends, and people that I have never even met, I am everwhelmed with gratitude!!  So many people are on this journey with me in supporting my bringing Vika home.

I know that sometimes it is hard to part with money that you  have worked so hard for. I know this first hand, as I work a lot myself to provide and give Nicholas the life that I dream for him, and want him to have. But I want everyone know that no amount is too small, and every last bit makes a difference. When you support me with your kind words, or with money. I am very grateful. It is the support and the love that you have all shown for me, and for this little girl that I know that for next Christmas she will have a home, a brother, a mother, a family that she has long deserved after spending over 5 years in an orphange.

Thank you all for everything you have done thus far... I can not begin to tell you how grateful I am.

I still have just over 100 tickets for the "giveaway" for the 32' flatr screen TV to sell. If anyone is interested, please click on the Chip In button and you may have a new TV just in time for Christmas!

All the love in the world, back to you all...

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Hope Pearls... Just in time for Christmas

A few days ago I got an amazing selection of Hope Pearls. I have a variety of Hope Pearls that came all the way from China when a woman was there meeting her 2 adoptive children. They have since been passed onto me to sell them in Hopes to make my dream of adopting Vika a reality. I have sold 3 necklaces already... and these pearls as beautiful! Get your pearls necklace or earrings in time for Christmas. They will have a special enclosure about my adoption, and they are limited! With a $50.00 donation a special necklace will be picked for you! With a $25.00 donation, a special pair of earrings will be picked for you! Will be shipped to you immediately! A beautiful gift, while giving back to give a child a home! You will not be disappointed!
All the love...Taryn
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Thursday, December 2, 2010

All the Support!!

A HUGE thank you to everyone that came out tonight and supported Nicholas and I tonight at Pizzeria Uno! The staff was great, and Nicholas had a lot of fun working along side them! It was great to get the word out, and to let people know that there are many children out there with so many needs! Lots of fliers given out, people asking a lot of questions! I huge THANK YOU!!!! Please check back for regular posts! Nicholas and I will be there next Sunday, December 12 for another fundraiser! I hope to see you all there!!