Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Meet our New Gem: Nehemiah

When we received this most exciting phone call - our hearts spilled over..

Much to our surprise and excitement our gem number 15 would be making his debut!

I'm so excited to introduce you to our precious 

"Nehemiah" 




We had the incredible opportunity to give him a name and with much 
prayer chose his name.

His name means "God comforts"...our sweet boy has had so much pain, 
but he is filled with so much joy and love. 

His face lights up and he lovingly calls the nannies "mama"-  
it melts our hearts every single time.





He is a little love bug always clapping, singing, banging on the drums or playing football.

It's been so exciting to see him grow and settle into life here.

Our Nehemiah has epilepsy and cerebral palsy....

But he never lets any of that stop him!





It is our prayer that our Nehemiah will be able to become more independent and

 that he will be ble to learn to communicate with us. He has recently been fit for a 

walker and we are so excited to watch him heal and take his first steps!



If you are interested in helping our Gem

Nehemiah

Donate here 

or

send us an email at:

Office@thegemfoundation.com

Subject :  Nehemiah




Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Arthur's Tree


It's been just three weeks since you, our precious Arthur, met Jesus. 
My arms miss the feeling of you in them.   
How I long for you! 

. Not a moment goes by that I don't miss you.

It's the little things that remind me of you. 


Finding your favorite onesie in my room... 
Your footprint in my journal. 


Each time I grieve I rejoice that one day my sweet boy I will hold you again.

I've never known such pain and grief.

Saying goodnight and giving kisses to my precious gems, makes my heart hurt.


When I reach your empty crib - 
I long to just one more time see you sleeping there.

Our hearts ache to hold you just one more time.

You brought so much joy into my life, my sweet boy.



As a staff {joined by a few friends who also loved you so much} 
we held a Memorial service for you.
 We gathered together and we
remembered the precious days and moments we had with you.


We cried and we grieved the loss of you in our lives.

Yet we rejoiced that you our sweet boy breathe heavenly air.

In your memorial service we talked about our favorite moments with you.


Then we shared how your legacy would live on. 

We decided to plant a palm tree in your honor.



We affectionately call it "Arthur's Tree". 

To us palm trees resemble life and His promises.

You sweet Arthur brought so much life to our hearts.


You showed us how to love radically.

Together we planted your tree each taking a turn with the shovel.


Your life left a beautiful legacy of life and love and 
we can't wait to see your tree grow.


We love you our precious Arthur you will never be forgotten. 
Your legacy lives on and we can't wait to see all that God 
does through your life's legacy.


"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted,
He rescues those whose spirits are crushed."
Psalm 34:18

Monday, September 15, 2014

Introducing our 'Gem' Anita



I'm so very excited to introduce you to our 

"Pinkest News Yet!"

When we received the phone call with the news -

we literally jumped up and down with joy!

Our excitement and joy could not be contained with our very own princess 
soon to arrive!

Oh sweet friends it is with great honor

 that I introduce you to our very own 'gem' of  a princess!

Meet our 'Gem':

 Anita


Isn't she absolutely beautiful?!

Our princess loves to smile and has the sweetest laugh you will ever hear!



She fits just perfectly in with her 'brothers' and

she also adores her Nannies!

It's been so precious to see her adjust to life in our home.

She loves to explore the outdoors and has an adventurous heart,

although she loves to be cuddled with every chance she gets!


Anita has developmental delays and epilepsy -

yet our princess never lets that stop her!

She loves music and enjoys being sung to.

She also enjoys playing with her toys!

We are so excited to see her become more independent as 
she continues to learn life skills.

It is our prayer that Anita will begin to communicate with us.

If your interested in sponsoring our sweet princess,

"Anita"

Send us an email at:

Office@thegemfoundation.com

Subject :  Anita'