In life, we always RUN across things that make us question why things happen they way they do. Some things are good, some things are bad. We will sit and ponder on it for days until it simple drives us crazy. Trust ME, I know your sitting there, nodding your head because you agree with me. Some of us have a life that we wanted, some of us have a life that we didn’t want, some of us have a life that someone CHOSE for us, and then, some of us have a life that, well, we CREATED on our own and that is what I did. You see, I was an orphan, who grew up in multiple foster homes in the foster care system. In short, I didn’t have parents that could easily terminate their rights (TPR) for me to get adopted. So I came across A LOT of STRANGERS very quickly in my lifetime. BUT that is another blog :). I wanted to introduce to you CHOSEN… It is an upcoming 1/2 or full marathon for ADOPTION. You could run for a child who doesn’t have to be introduced to A LOT of STRANGERS like myself. You could RUN for them and provide a chance for a loving home, a warm bed, loving family and simply LOVE…
About Chosen (from the website):
From the Founder and Executive Director: In the beginning…The seed for Chosen was planted on the start line of another race. Founder Jenni Lord just couldn’t imagine sacrificing to train for another race unless she was doing it for something she believed in. Since that day in 2008, core teams of more than 100 individuals have contributed to the cause with their diverse gifts and talents. The heart that drives these Chosen teams is simple—to bring orphans out of darkness. Our Core Race Team is made up of volunteers who believe in what we are doing and want to help bring orphans out of darkness. From website design to race day music, we have been tremendously blessed by people donating out of their abundant gifts & resources to advance this vision. Chosen’s mission is to host a sporting events to financially impact orphans & adoptive families and raise awareness of the 165 million orphans worldwide.
So I was introduced to a friend of a “friend”, named Sandra who is in the process of expanding her family and adopting, she will be using CHOSEN to assist with the funding to help bring baby Sanchez home. If you are interested in learning more about Sandra and her family or if you would like to donate, please follow the links below.
So I leave you with this video. If it doesn’t move you to put on your new, freshly minted, bright Asics, Nike’s or sneakers to hit the pavement in bringing a child HOME, then I CHALLENGE you to at least make a donation. I didn’t have that chance at ADOPTION, but I have the CHOICE to CHOSE my RACE! I will be running for not only baby Sanchez, but for every 165 MILLION ORPHANS WORLDWIDE! I will see YOU at the FINISH LINE!