Thank you so much for coming! Here, let me take your coat. Feel free to warm up by the fire. Help yourself to some coffee and hot cocoa in the kitchen. Do grab a plate of yummy cake and cookies on your way by.
Now that your body is warm and your belly is happy, let's get this party started!
Let's raise our mugs of deliciousness, and toast to the interwebs!
Hey! Speaking of interwebs and clinks, I'm starting a trend. Instead of wasting valuable time and energy saying "Click the link", I'm coining the phrase "Clink". So, welcome to my very first Clink Party! I'm so glad you came. Refill anyone?
This Clink Party is held in honor of National Orphan Awareness Month, which just so happens to be going on right now. Last November, I wrote several posts on this topic, and instead of reinventing the wheel, I'm linking my posts below (along with a few other posts dedicated to adoption).
Our Journey to Sophia (Part One and Part Two)
Two Year Ruminations
Good Arms Are Still Wrong Arms
Grab a warmer from the coffee pot.
The Day My Heart Broke
Those ones are tough. Stop for now. The links aren't going anywhere. Digest. Pray. Weep. Seek.
Loving Whales and Orphans
A World Without Orphans: A Picture of Hope
We are the hope. May it spur us to action beyond ourselves.
What Can You Do?
And for a little silliness: Oh The Things People Say and Oh The Things I Want To Say**
I'm so glad you stayed! Before I walk you to the door, will you please accept a small party favor?
*Although...I have a feeling that filled mugs make more of a clank sound when used for a toast.
**Alright, fine! I've said some of them. Most of them.