Thursday, July 14, 2011

Forever Family Friday

Lately, we've been seeing quite a few Now and Then photos of kids...

Now and Then photos can bring JOY or sorrow.

The photos I'm going to show you, today, will cause grieving.

I know this precious little girl is grieving the Father's heart, as He waits for her family to respond to His call to bring her home.

This is an older photo of Teri Lynn

She looks healthy and content, with her full rosy cheeks.

She's clean and her beautiful hair is fixed nicely in a pony tail.

She hasn't realized, yet, the desperation of her situation.

All of that changed when Teri Lynn was transferred to a mental institution recently.

A sad place to be, where they lock children away who are different in anyway.

Here's Teri Lynn's photo from the institution.

Her color is faded and her hair has been shaved off, but most concerning of all is how very sad she looks.

Is she loosing hope while she waits?

Are her dreams of a family fading?

Does she no longer believe that anyone cares?

The second photo tells a story all it's own about the reality of what these children will and do face when we don't get to them in time.

Teri Lynn is still adoptable. Her family can still save her.

If you want more information about Teri Lynn or you just want to make a donation to her tax-deductible grant to help remove the obstacles for her forever family, you can click here to see her Reece's Rainbow profile.

Thanks for joining me for Forever Family Friday and for letting me share Teri Lynn with you.

Pray, Adopt, Advocate, Support...Do Something!

Hidden in Christ,

PS Don't miss out on my friend, Jane's Forget-Me-Not Friday post. She'll link you through to lots of orphans who need a family. Thanks, Jane for letting me link :)


  1. Mandy its an honour to be linking up with you! this is such a sad post but so needed! i pray this beauty finds her momma soon! i am going to add this post into the linkup as well at the bottom of the forget me not friday post, lets make sure its read by as many as possible xxxx

  2. Mandy,

    I thought she had a family after all the publicity last year. I'm so sad to hear she's still waiting. I had no idea. Thank you for sharing.

    Sue H.

  3. ok this is that cheeky message that has no shame whatsoever! its also for my orphan what is the scale of my I asking you to dye your hair rainbow coloured or anything that extreme....erm well, now you mention it...kind of!

    ok here are the facts...flight platform living...getting about 120-200 hits a day, not loads I know! Fundraisers also getting tons more hits BUT NO SUPPORT!!!!!!! AAAGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!

    HAVING just run 2 fundriasers that ended up costing me money, I cannot bear to do a failed third ...i just cant give up though! but hardly any support for the 50for50 giveaway yet.....(I am loosing 50 pounds in weight for orphanage 50 and my bobby!)

    I have nearly given up BUT I THINK THAT'S THE DEVIL WHISPERING!! SOOOOOOOOOO......this is where you can laugh at my cheek...I have decided to offer to dye my hair rainbow coloured if I reach a certain amount in both Bobby's fund and the orphanage 50 new room build fund!!! (I was thinking of say $3000 in each!) have to let you know there is already $1000 in the room build kitty, i just havent updated the total yet!

    great you may all say...but I have no hope of getting there at the moment as this fundrasiser now seems to have died! so I want you to help kick it's *****! Would you get on board and also offer to dye your hair (mine will be real dye...yours doesn't have to be!) if we reach a certain amount? If people with wider readership, more successful giveaways, but with the same big hearts for our rainbow kids got on board we could have a blast and wake this little old fundraiser up!

    now I also know how busy you all are with your own projects and some may not want rainbow hair, (go figure!) so just email back... 'Jane no thanks...go play with somebody else!' and you so know that will be fine, understood and hunky dory! If you do want to come out to play with me then get some friends on the rainbow hair mission as well!!! we could get some awesome pics if we get there! a rainbow hair world!

    ok so that's the cheeky little ask you guys

    when I get replies I will blog about it! (perhaps not if i end up billy no mates though!, lol) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Jane xxxxxxxxx
    Flight platform living