Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Trapped in a slow motion race?

It's something like I am in a race, initially quite ahead of everyone and then I see one by one my friends crossing me and taking over, moving so fast that I loose their sight and no matter how hard I try I cannot keep pace with them, meanwhile more people join in and they too move way past ahead of me. It's like those dreams wherein you are trying to catch someone or trying to scream but you can't, you try very hard but all in vein. I guess you know what I am talking about.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

When Silence Can Kill... Defend Down syndrome, defend Adoption, Break the Silence

Copying a post from Stephanie here. Stephanie thank you so so much for writing this.

When Silence Can Kill... Defend Down syndrome, defend Adoption, Break the Silence

Teri Lynn... beautiful Teri Lynn.  Abandoned by her family because she has Down syndrome, exiled by her country because she is thought to be defected and an invalid.

Teri Lynn who is waiting and wondering, WHY? 

Why do people look away from me, why don't they put their arms around me, why am I shunned and treated with such loathing.

Teri Lynn , is just a little girl. WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE AFRAID OF HER! What is to fear!!!! WHY are entire countries afraid of children like Teri Lynn? So afraid that this is what they do to them!

 LOOK AT HER! Don't look away, let your eyes settle on her for a minute. Look into her eyes. Feel her fear! Her despair! She looks like she's in a concentration camp! Where is she? She is in EE , she is in a mental institution where she will live until she can't take it anymore. There she will die ... Alone! 

Teri Lynn a little girl who just wants some love, a kind word, a gentle touch. Teri Lynn who has nothing, but the same monotonous routine day after day. Teri Lynn who hears the same pitiful cries and screams from the other souls being detained by hatred and ignorance in a hell on  earth. 
I post these pictures not to make you feel bad, not to make you cry, but to open your eyes AMERICA!!! This is what's going on out there. Yes out there in EE, out there, there is a Holocaust going on! 
 Out there this is LEGAL?????? This is a child!!! An innocent child! Being shaved and tied to a crib, barely fed and eventually overcoming to the abuse! YES, I said abuse!! This is not how you treat any human being! 
You would be arrested here in the States if you did this to a DOG!!!!

The animal rights activists would be on you like flies on SH&T! And you know it!  

We  have a right and a responsibility to stand up and scream for these children. WHO THE HELL ELSE IS GOING TO? Not Their country, not their parents, not their government! They have no one but the few of us who know the truth.

If you know and say nothing, if you know and turn away, if you know and wash your hands of it, than your silence is killing these children. 

We have the ability to spread the word and the truth like wildfire. We have blogs and FB and the world at our fingertips. With a press of a few keys on a computer a post appears, the truth revealed, the ugly truth that has caused so many little ones to die waiting. They are dying!!! They are waiting to be saved, to have a mama, and,they are dying as they wait!!!!! 

What triggered this post was one I read by Lera's mom, Diane. Who has had to defend the reason of international adoption. Defend?? Defend saving a life? Hmm. 

Let me get this straight. Could there really be such ignorance in my country? Ignorance that says take care of your own, to hell with" the rest"? Could my country, which is made up of  "the rest" actually think that? May I remind anyone who calls themselves Americans, unless you are a 100% Native American, you came from somewhere else!You're ancestors paved the path to a better life for you. Had they not you might find yourselves in a completely different situation and lifestyle. 

There are no boundaries when it comes to saving a life.  Jesus didn't hang on a cross just for His "own kind".
He didn't say let them get their own Savior, I didn't  come to save them. He came for all of us. Who are we to draw boundaries, when the son of God didn't!

These children need our voices. Teri Lyn is one of THOUSANDS!!! she is not an isolated case. 

Teri Lynn... in a nutshell needs a family or she will die. I will speak for the children til I draw my last breath!  Hopefully before that there will be change within these countries and they will learn the value of these children.  But I won't stop and if you are just learning about this I hope you too will commit to being a voice for these children. Don't be silent, don't be afraid. 

If you are interested in adopting or donating to Teri Lynn's adoption fund you can find her here. 

I wrote this post  for anyone new stopping by. Anyone who doesn't know the truth about these kids, or didn't even know such atrocities existed.   They do and it must be stopped. Education is the best defense.  Please go out and educate others. Down syndrome isn't a life sentence, but to these kids it's the death sentence!

* And just  a note to any animal activists out there I'm not demeaning what you do.You are much needed to animals being abused. I am just trying to make a point that we don't allow animals to be treated the way  these children are being treated because it is so inhumane.

I checked on RR site today that Teri is adopted now, "out of RR"
Thank you so much for praying and donating money

Friday, July 15, 2011

Introducing Angie and her Warrior

Angie 4F
Girl, born February 2009
Hazel eyes
The nature of the active, lively, well played with toys, malokontaktnaya, few emotions
Now this little girl has a Warrior. 
I am so proud to tell you that 
She is barely 27 
She is NOT married
She doesn't have anybody in her family who has Down Syndrome
BUT She is MY BEST FRIEND ( so now you know the link)

When I first introduced her to Recee's Rainbow, she was moved. Scrolling that list of waiting children makes her uncomfortable. But she is keen to make difference in someone's life. Help that little girl to get what she deserves.

Please drop by her blog and give her a word of encouragement. If possible suggest her ways to help Angie.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Milestone Diary: Self feeding

5 July 2011
Today, Navya had her breakfast all on her own :)
She ate a bowl full of sprouts with SPOON without spilling, without any prompting from me.

I wish I had recorded it. It was so cute to watch those two little hands coordinating to make sure nothing falls out from the spoon and the spoon goes straight into the mouth.

Navya you rock!!!

Our progress on Self Feeding
Navya had been eating on her own from at least 1 1/2 years now.
1) First we started with eating dry items using hands; chips,biscuits, puffed rice(murmura) etc
2) Then we started giving her Paratha with pickle; initially we had to make pieces for her, now she can cut-dip-eat on her own.
3) Then we practiced eating with fork; fruits, brownies, pasta etc
4) Then eating with spoon(mostly dry items); it takes lot of patience to practice this. We have tried it occasionally. That's why today's milestone is worth celebrating :)
5) Next we want to practice spoon feeding with bit messy items like dal-rice, pulav etc. Let's see how it goes.

Navya has a strange way of eating certain items like puffed rice/cheeselings. If you give her a bowl of puffed rice, within two mins she will spill the entire thing on ground and then pick up and eat. She loves puffed rice (I find it absolutely insipid)
Last year, her playschool teacher had tough snack time. We are still working on this thing, hopefully this year will be better.

Navya has a habit of holding the handle towards the end. No matter how many times we correct it she prefers holding it that way. So we got a pair of spoon/fork with short handle(Brand-Nuby), now she has no option ;)