Last week on Friday Favorites, I highlighted my absolute favorite rock star blogger, creative-soul business woman. This week I'm highlighting my absolute favorite rock star creative-soul adoptive mom.
First lemme show you something that will help you understand why this hit number 2 on my Friday Favorites....Actually, if I'd thought of it sooner, this would have beaten Pioneer Woman's pretty hair, funny blog, and awesome girlie stand mixer by about 7713 miles (as the crow flies).
(prepare to swoon)
This little beauty is Mia. She was adopted in Taiwan by my friends Jason and Kate. They live in Missouri with Mia, her brother Mason and sister Madison. They love each other a lot. Adoption rocks! This picture cracks me up:
I followed closely the adoption story as it unfolded--document signing, approvals, home studies, more approvals, passports, checking in for flights, arrivals. It felt like I was right there with them. When Kate posted the pictures from the trip, I clicked through them, anticipation pushing me forward, waiting for the moment. This moment:
Still makes me weepy. ::sap::
Since they hit the adoption jackpot the first time around, they, understandably, want to do it again. Kate has a lovely little boutique at Esty called The Adopt Shoppe where all the proceeds from her sales go towards their next adoption. She makes cute tile necklaces, braided fabric bracelets, leather bracelets, necklaces created from paper beads rolled by women in Uganda...all kinds of great stuff. You should go there and look around. You'll find something you love! I bought this, which I love, love, LOVE:
~~Here's the best part~~
I BOUGHT ONE FOR ONE OF YOU, TOO!!!
You can be entered in one of two ways:
1. You can leave a comment here on the blog (just make sure to click "follow" so that you can remember to check back later to see who won). If you enter your comment as "anonymous", leave your name in the comment, so we'll know that you were the anonymous winner. :) If you don't know which profile to choose, you can always use the Name/URL option. If you don't have a website, just leave the URL part blank.
2. You can comment on the post with the blog link on my Facebook page LeissnerArt
Only one comment please.
~~BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!!~~
You can get an extra entry if you share the Facebook post about this blog or otherwise plug the blog on your own Facebook page or on Twitter. Just include how and where you shared in your comment, and you'll get an extra entry. I'll draw using a random sampler on Sunday evening and post here, on Facebook and on Twitter.
Make sure you enter. Mia wants you to win!
May the good Lord bless you today with sweet love stories and happy endings!