Sunday, March 11, 2012

Year of Yoga X2- Update

I wanted to give an update of my second Year of Yoga. It's going great! Making a commitment to do yoga 6 days a week for a year is such a blessing to me. Lately, there are things by which it would be easy to get overwhelmed. When I get down, I tell myself- I'll deal with it on the mat.

This is especially helpful when I've spent some time thinking about Porter and the other orphans and the conditions in which they live- or anything in the world that seems negative and insurmountable. It is easy to get overwhelmed and down- so I remember that when I do my yoga, I can meditate and send positive energy in the direction that holds my concern. It's wonderful. As I do the poses I send that positive energy, pray, and know that every positive thing I do, no matter how small, makes a difference. I am so thankful for having this outlet, as it is so easy to stay emotionally down once you're there- or to go even lower- yoga is my 'reset' button and pulls me back up to a much more positive place.

Actually, thinking about it, yoga itself is a good teacher that every positive action, no matter how small, makes a difference. Any yoga, no matter how short the practice or how 'easy' the pose, makes a positive impact on your body and your life. I am thankful for the lessons it teaches me.


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Flight Platform Living: Orphanage 50 Picture Updates

The below blog is written by Jane from Flight Platform Living (she's the one who also visited Porter's orphanage) and highlights several children from Orphanage 50, children she was lucky enough to get to spend time with on her recent visit.
All the faces are darling and so deserving of loving families, but the one that struck me the most is Evan. The description says that he is a 'gentle soul'.

Can't you just see that from the picture? What a wonderful soul this child has- you can tell that his spirit would be such a blessing to any family- despite all the daunting medical issues. Today's post is in honor of Evan. Please pray that he finds a family to love him before he gets sent to the institution. No innocent soul deserves to be shut up in an institution, but his especially seems to need to be out in the world. Such gentleness would be such a blessing to the world. Someone bring him out into the world.

Monday, March 5, 2012

A Glimpse Into Porter's World

While on the Reese's Rainbow group on Facebook, I stumbled upon the best thing ever. TWO best things ever actually. At least to me anyway.  I found the blogs of two people blogging from the region and orphanage where Porter lives. They were actually there at the time I found their blogs!- so in real time, I got to see and read about their visits to the place where my little Porter lives.

So there are two awesome things about that. The first awesome thing, is that the posts are about another little girl in Porter's orphanage being adopted. There is one less orphan in the world TODAY! The other awesome that I got to live vicariously through Lora and Jane to visit Porter's orphanage.

So. Wonderful.

I would of course love to get an update on Porter and see an updated picture, as the one that's on the site looks like he's about two years old when he will be seven in August, but if I can't have that, reading these blogs was SOOOOOOO the next best thing! :)

Here are the links to the blogs, but over the next few days I will link to specific posts.

Lora's blog (Vi's new mommy!)
Jane's blog (Vi's Reece's Rainbow warrior who was with Lora in Vi's country for part of the adoption)