Well Little One, this post is not really to you (though it is about you).
Nope, this post is to you.Yes, you read that correctly, its to you, our loyal readers. This post is to everyone out there: we need your help.
Our Little One needs your help.
I hate to be this person. I hate asking for help, for guidance, and above all else: I hate asking for money. But we need help to get to Little One. We can’t do this on our own. We’re only two people, trying to become three.
So far, this blog has had almost 2,000 views. Thats 2,000 people that could help us find our missing family puzzle pieces. Thats 2,000 people that could pass the word along. Thats 2,000 people that if they only found one friend to help us get the word out would make 4,000 people helping us find Lo. Ask them to find one other friend, and we’re up to 8.000 people. Asking them and we’re nearing in on 16,000, and well – you get the drift.There is power in numbers, and power in unity.
Wednesday I returned home from a business trip , and I turned on the TV and the first thing that came on was an episode of Anderson Cooper. The subject of the episode was how social networking can change lives. On the show they had a couple who found their adopted son through facebook. They put up a flyer, and within three weeks a woman contacted them about making an adoption plan for her unborn baby.
And it got me thinking.
You might think you don’t make a difference in the world, reader. But I can tell you, whether its about this or something else: you matter. You make a difference, and if anything we’re happy you’re on this planet. We love you for you, just because you’re reading these very words right now. You might think this world is so big and vast that some days you are lost in it, but I can gaurantee you, you’re not. Just the fact that you’re here, you make a difference in someones life.
Please help make a difference in ours.
I have a call to action to anyone that reads this blog. Please, in any way you can, help us. Support us. Be there for us.
If you have financial means, please purchase something from one of our fundraising stores ( https://justlovecoffee.com/about/beneficiary/rickandbeckywanttoadopt/, and we’re in the process of setting up a T-Shirt shop through adoption bug which will go live next week). If you don’t have financial means, please pass our link along to someone who might have a few extra dollars to buy some cofffee or tea.
The point here is: you can make a difference. If you’re reading this, you can help us. And we need the help. We need voices like yours to speak for us in places we can’t. We need you to share our information with people- friends, family, coworkers. We need your ears to be open to possibilities. We need you to bring us up in conversation. We need you to share out links on facebook, twitter, tumblr, stumbleupon, your own blogs.
We need you so much right now.
I know you might think that you don’t know anyone trying to make an adoption plan. You don’t know any pregnant women or women who are considering adoption for their children. And that might be true, but someone you know might know someone. Or maybe they know someone that knows someone.
It’s like the six degrees of Kevin Bacon at play here. It’s six degrees to our Little One. Be the first in the chain, be the catalyst in making our dreams come true. It’s so easy, just spread the word for us. Be one of our soldiers of adoption love. Our whole family will have you to thank when it’s all said and done.
Again, I hate being that person. But I want nothing more than a family, so I will be that person right now. I will fight as hard as I can to get to our Little One. I will keep putting this in the public eye and spreading the word around until we find our family. But I only know so many people.
But you 2,000 amazing people? Chances are you know tens of thousands of people.
And somewhere out there, our little one is waiting. Somewhere out there in that circle of people is a woman looking for a family to be on the other end of her adoption. We want to be that family, with your help.
A few weeks ago I wrote about chaos theory, and this is a beautiful example. Be the butterfly flapping the wings in Africa, be the change that helps us realize our dream. Just like the song, I ain’t too proud to beg. I am down on my knees pleading that you help us, and find other people willing to share our story and get our pages out there.
You have so much power, and you don’t even realize it most of the time. You have more power in your ten fingers than you can even fathom! Use that power. Help us get the word out. Send emails to family and friends with these links, put them up on facebook, share them with everyone you know.
You make a difference in this world. You can help us, and we love you for it. Be the angel that helps guide us. Be the miracle we didn’t see coming. Be the butterfly.
Help us find Little One.
On my knees begging please,