Our Chinese Butterflies

Our Chinese Butterflies

Fristoe family

Fristoe family
Our family waiting on Prudence and ?????!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Garage Sale: Day 3 and How we found Clare

Wow.  Today was no better than yesterday.  In fact it rained more today.  When I got up the sun was shinning and I was very excited.  Slowly the clouds started to roll in and the thunder started and down came the rain.  Not just a little rain, a LOT of rain!  So, really no closer to getting Clare home.

On to a nicer topic:  How we found Clare.

I was searching RR for my child and thought I had found the perfect little lady to join our family.  Her name was Meredith, but when I went to pull her file, I was informed that another family was viewing it and most likely going to accept it.  I was really heart broken, but went back to looking.  After a few weeks I still hadn't found my child.  On February 26th, 2011 there was a post about Princess Clare, I read the title and just kept going.  That same day there were several post about Princess Clare, but I ignored all of them.  On the 27th there was another post, so I decided to go and take a look.  Here is the post:  There must be a perfect family out there somewhere for Clare! I can guarantee she will brighten your lives! -Caroline  So, I decided to go and take a look, plus I could feel God telling me to go and look.  When I click on the blog link, I got this strange feeling that this little girl had a cleft lip and cleft palate.  This is only important, because when I was pregnant, I always had a dream that MY baby would have a cleft lip/palate and I would push them into the corner and refused to take care of them.  I was waiting for the page to load and part of the way down, it just stopped and all I had to look at were these big beautiful eyes, just full of life.  By the time the page loaded and I was able to see the rest of her, I was already in love and knew I had found MY daughter!  I emailed Caroline and got all the info about Clare that she had available.  I called my older children over and asked them what they thought and they thought she was perfect too.  When Dewey got home from work, I showed him the blog, pictures,video and the info I had.  He said she was beautiful and he was okay with her coming to live with us.  THANK YOU, CAROLINE, for advocating for Princess Clare.  Otherwise I would have never found our daughter!!!!! 

I have gone back to RR many times since all this began and realized that the other family did not take Meredith, so if you are looking for a beautiful, little angel of your own, go take a look at Meredith:  http://reecesrainbow.org/meredith1

1 comment:

  1. I treasure that little girl too and I've only met her twice. I adore this picture of her with her friend Fu Quan (Or however you spell it). They are best buddies and inseparable. I'm thrilled to be along for Clare's journey home!