Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Loss & Update

I don't really know what to say, but as the tears roll I wanted to update on little Rosie, the baby I was fundraising for this year.  I just received an email from Reece's Rainbow that Rosie has died.  I don't know when or from what, though I do know she was never very healthy and had had a heart condition that was repaired surgically. 

In just over 24 hours, we raised $220.50 for Rosie's adoption fund, 1/5 of our 2-month goal.  I know we would have made it to the full amount with no problem.  I'm crushed by Rosie's death.  I chose her because she looked a bit like my own Cade.  I've been praying over her since September when I committed to being her "Angel Tree Warrior".  And I was excited to maybe play a small role in her finding her forever home. 

Today, I'm brokenhearted.  I do find comfort that Rosie didn't die without love, for even though I never met her, I thought of her daily.  And Reece's Rainbow is letting me choose which child Rosie's fund will pass to.  I haven't made that choice yet, but it will be another child with Down syndrome from the same country.

Anyway, thank you for supporting me and Rosie by your donations and God bless.  I'm holding my baby a bit closer and I hope you will, too. 

God speed, Rosie.

Update:  I've chosen Janie as the recipient for Rosie's funds.  Janie is from the same country as Rosie and was also born in August 2012.   http://reecesrainbow.org/66573/Janie

Update 2:  On 11/7/13 I found out that Janie has found her forever family!  A family found her via the Angel Tree program and has committed to loving her forever.  I'm so happy with this news.  
$220.50 of Janie's fund came from Rosie


  1. 321 Mama, Thank you for loving our sweet Rosie, We had just committed to adopt her last week and were working on paperwork this morning when I got the phone call. She was very loved by us and we are grateful that you were fundraising for her.

    1. Thank you so much for letting me know. I've prayed for her since I chose her in September...that she would get her forever family. It's a balm to my heart to know that she would have been adopted. It was my pleasure to help her, even for such a short time. Thank you for loving her, for choosing her.

  2. I'm sorry to hear about sweet Rosie. Hugs to you and everyone who came to love her. You are such an amazing woman!