There is probably no way to smoothly combine my two subjects today, but I'm just going to jump in and do the best I can.
Tomorrow is an exciting day for me because I've been invited to a meeting at my church focusing on ways to encourage adoption and foster care in our church and community. It sends chills of excitement up my spine. I was a foster mom for sixteen years, and I've been blessed to adopt two children...one from the foster care system in the USA, and one from an orphanage in China. I've given birth three times too! My cup runneth over, and I thank God for entrusting me with the lives of all my children and for helping me and forgiving me my mistakes along the way. (there have been many)
This is my daughter, Daisy, who has been a delight in my life. She was gracious to model a vintage fifties dress that is precious. So much sweeter than some of the current styles where little girls look like grown women (dressed innapropriately at that.) The brand name for this dress is A La Mode and it is currently in my Whimsy Daisy Etsy Shop! I am selling it for a worthwhile cause, so please continue to read.
I love the detail of the crochet over the cotton fabric and the sweet bow.
Now, I want to segway into my very favorite charity, Love Without Boundaries. I cannot say enough good things about it as nearly every single cent goes straight to orphans and it is run only by volunteers...most of them...adoptive moms and dads. If anybody purchases the dress Daisy is modeling, I would love to donate the money to Love Without Boundaries.
My dear friend, Amy Eldridge, is the founder of this charity. We traveled to China together in 2000 to bring our daughters home, and then God has used Amy's life in a wonderful way to touch the lives of thousands of children. You can click on the link above to read about this unique charity and the award she won from Cookie Magazine along with Uma Thurman, Salma Hayek, and Debra Messing. Amy has won all kinds of awards, but personally dislikes publicity and only tolerates it in hopes that other orphans might find loving homes or be healed. Cookie Magazine did a wonderful write up on my friend and took this awesome picture.
Love Without Boundaries has a beautiful book for sale on their website with stories of inspiration and encouragement for anybody who might even be slightly interested in adoption or know someone who would. I would like to have a copy to give someone at church as we begin our program, and wanted to post about it here. All the proceeds go to orphans.
Click RIGHT HERE to go to my Etsy Shop. All the money on the dress Daisy is modeling will go to Love Without Boundaries. I would be so pleased to be able to know it was going to feed a child, or pay for medicine, or a warm blanket.