Sharaya's Haircut of Hope for a Forever Family.
Psalm 68:6a "God sets the lonely in families, He leads out the prisoners with singing".
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Very First Post!
Hello! My name is Sharaya. Welcome to my very first blog! I invite you to join me on this very special countdown to my ''Haircut for Adoption!'' Day. I have been growing my hair long for the past three years. I plan to get it cut to show support for a very special family, the Berzenjis, who are going to adopt a little girl or boy from China. (They have already done this once before!) Once they receive their child's referral, I will post their child's photo here, and photos of the orphanage that the money will go to, and then we will set a date for the Big Day!
My main goal for this blog is to help raise money for the orphanage donation that they will be making when they arrive in China to meet their new child. If you would like to contribute, that would be wonderful! Just click the Chip In button on the right. Also, here's the link to the Berzenjis blog:http://berzenji.blogspot.com/. (Mr. Berzenji, I love keeping up with your blog! I also love your sense of humour!)
Another reason why I have decided to start a blog is to get the word out about the thousands of children in China who need families. As I research and learn new things, I'll keep you posted! If you have any links to blogs or websites you think I should check out, let me know!
Now I'll tell you a little about myself and my family.......
I am twelve years old. I love to read, sew, cook/bake, embroider, dance, sing, play the piano and clean,( yes, I like to clean:). We are a homeschooling family... and I love it! My favourite subjects in school are Bible, Math, and English. I am the oldest (princess) of the family with three exceptionally cute brothers! (Sorry Asht:) Ashton is ten, Caiden is six, and Brennan is three, (but he thinks he's seven!) I have the most wonderful family in the world!!
And finally I would like to tell you about the Berzenji family, (because I have a feeling I'm going to be mentioning the Berzenjis all through my blog!) We've known the Berzenjis for as long as I can remember! Kole is the oldest, and is also the same age as I am. Dawson is the same age as Ashton, Gemma is just a few months older than Caiden, and Ping is a year older than Brennan. We met them when I was two years old at church. After a while, they moved to one city, and we moved to another. They have remained very special friends, though!
A year ago, the Berzenjis adopted Ping from China. She was about three when they met her. Kole, Mr. Berzenji, and Mrs. Berzenji flew to China to bring her home. On their way back from China, their plane stopped in our city, and we eagerly met them at the airport. It was so much fun seeing the Berzenjis, and meeting Ping for the first time! Ping soooo cute! I am hoping they
stop here again, the next time they travel home from China.
Thanks for reading my very first post!
Oh, one more thing...In case you are wondering, I am going to donate my hair to the Cancer Society so they can make a wig for a child with cancer who needs one.