Something I found on another blog…

December 24, 2008 at 3:09 pm (Adoption, Family, Life, Love, Scoliosis)


This is Grady.He turned 13 years old on June 3rd of this year. On June 3rd of next year, he will age out of China’s adoption program and will no longer be eligible for adoption. Sadly, his SWI just submitted his paperwork 2 months ago -which doesn’t give him much time to find a family.
You can’t see it in this picture, but Grady has scoliosis. It is so severe that is has caused him to be much shorter than he would have been. Apparently he has to place all of his weight on only one of his legs -and we’ve been told that he cannot feel that side of his body. He walks with crutch like canes….but LONGS to be able to run and play just like other boys his age.
He is living at The Philip Hayden Foundation right now. The people I’ve emailed with about Grady tell me he is an absolute sweetheart and a great kid. He is desperate to have a family of his own.
I know there are thousands of kids just like Grady, but something about this boy has tugged on all of our hearts here in our home. 🙂 The kids (Andrew and Becca) pray for Grady before every meal and every bed time..without fail. They pray for God to heal his back and for Grady to have a family.
John and I feel the least we can do for this sweet boy is to diligently pray for him and advocate for him. Will you help us do this? Will you join us in praying for Grady? for his back -which will take several surgeries to “fix”? and for the Lord to quickly raise up a family for him?
I’m going to be a bit bold here..would you help us advocate for him too? If you have a blog, would you do a little post about him? or maybe email everyone in your email address list and just let them know that Grady needs prayer and a family? You never know who may see your blog post or read your email and then see Grady’s picture and say “oh my! that’s my boy!!!”
If you, or anyone you know of, are interested in Grady, please email me at jethalt (@) yahoo (dot) com -take out the parentheses of course! and I can put you in contact with the folks who are in charge at The Philip Hayden Foundation


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Change of Thought

December 6, 2008 at 6:04 pm (Love)

That was how I felt at that moment.

And then yesterday, he was in such a good mood. It made me remember why I love him so much.

So I keep holding on, because I AM happy. And right now he seems to be too. So maybe I was a little over dramatic. No matter…

Love. It really doesn’t make any sense.

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December 4, 2008 at 2:38 am (Love)

I think I am beginning to see that my boyfriend doesn’t deserve me.

That said, I still don’t want anyone else BUT him. I am so madly in love with him. I give him so much, and all I want is him in return. But still… he was most likely right.

I probably could do better.

One day it will get to the point where I can’t stand knowing it and still stay with him… But right now, he makes me happy. And I don’t know who is being hurt the most by my being so selfish. Me or him.

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December 2, 2008 at 5:40 pm (Uncategorized)

and writing… and writing. Trying to crank out at least an 8 page paper. It’s a little difficult. Eight pages is the most I’ve ever written, and I have done it before; however, that time it was about two books and a related theme about them and the author who wrote them. Not just about one single book. I have good ideas. But I am having a very hard time even getting my thoughts out coherently, let alone turning them into a paper. I really want an A, like you wouldn’t believe. And I really think that I can get one… It’s just getting to the point where I can get my paper to say what I want it to say.

Found this neat little web-site that might help me get over writer’s block. Also, I kind of want to get into the whole creative writing thing. I think it will open up my potential and creativity. It’s called One Word. And I really think everyone should check it out. But then again I am an English major…. But I think I will add it to my sidebar. That way everyone will see it when they read any blog entry of mine. Curiosity will get to you guys sooner or later, right?

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