Here is one example of how Carrington's story is changing hearts:
"Thank you so much for this blog! The Lord has used it to work in my husband's heart. I've been praying for over a year for the Lord to move in my hubby's heart. I've been ready to commit to adopting a RR child, but he's been . . . unsure. So I've prayed! And I shared Carrington's story with him, and he was overcome. His father's heart was outraged, and he is suddenly totally on board! He wants to know how soon we can get over there and get our child (or children!) and get them home! Praise the Lord! For now, we are praying, and we are hoping to move forward soon with committing to an adoption!"
I am amazed at the way God can take seemingly hopeless situations and not only fill them with hope, but also use these situations to stir so many hearts!!
Soo....THE CARRINGTON NECKLACE. I am SOOOO excited about this beautiful necklace. Joy Hopkins has graciously donated her time and talent to make some pretty GORGEOUS necklaces in honor of Carrington.
Introducing The Carrington! The Carrington necklace is 7/8" sterling silver disc hand-stamped with "from orphan to princess" and features three wire-wrapped Swarovski crystals.
Carry a piece of Carrington with you, near your heart. This beautiful necklace will remind you to pray for her and all the other orphans in the world daily. Sweet little Carrington has truly come from ORPHAN to PRINCESS!
CHECK IT OUT:
Wouldn't you love one of these?? I can't wait to get mine :) The cost will be $25 for pendant-only or $30 with chain. Either price includes First-Class shipping in the USA. Joy will be donating 100% of the proceeds (minus the cost of materials) to the Burman Family. Based on that, $15 will go to the Shelly's family for each necklace purchased! Joy is donating her time and services to try to raise some funds in a fun way for the many needs the Burmans are facing during Carrington's hospitalization. Joy will be donating proceeds to The Burmans until June 30, 2011, after that all proceeds will go to Reece's Rainbow!!
To purchase please visit http://joybellejewelry.etsy.com.If The Carrington is SOLD OUT please send Joy a message on Etsy letting her know how many you want to purchase so she knows how many more listings to load up.
Thank you for supporting, praying and advocating for orphans! And thank you to Joy, and all of you sweet followers and friends who are lifting the Burmans up during this time!
UPDATE FROM SHELLY:
"The Princess gained a few more ounces and about a pound more of personality:) She has the whole floor enamored."
It looks like next week is the earliest possibility that Carrington will undergo surgery. Shelly said Carrington also had a few small tastes of baby food and will be getting a few tastes each day and hopefully working her way up to an actual oral feeding! Keep praying!!