Check out that badge on the top left corner of the blog… thank you, Amie, for nominating No Hands But Ours for the best site in the Neighborhood & World category!! If you already became a ‘member’ of Divine Caroline when you voted for Amie’s blog Heart Smiles, then bust a move and go vote for No Hands But Ours! Since Heart Smiles is nominated in the Parenting category, you can vote for BOTH sites… we’re in different categories! And if you vote for No Hands, you’ll be not only supporting the site, and special needs adoption from China, but you’ll also be helping bring OWEN home! That’s right, just like my gal-pal Amie is doing, if we can get enough votes to win, the prize money will go to Rebecca to help bring Owen home! Nothing like helping to bring home a precious special needs child to make your heart smile. And we’d ONLY NEED like 170 votes to overtake the current leader… we can DO THIS!
If you have not voted for Amie yet, then get off your duff and GO! The category she is in is a bit, well, more competitive. She’s up against blogosphere giants like Bring the Rain. She needs about 1600 votes to win, but she’s already on the FRONT PAGE of parenting blogs! So go, and vote for BOTH Heart Smiles and No Hands But Ours. Yes, you will need to ‘create an account’. I know, I hate that stuff too. But it just takes about 2 minutes and if you do it like I did it (I made up a fake birth year – oh, hahahahaaaa! – and then I used one of my fake curse words as my ‘password’ – oh, stop it you silly girl! my sides are aching!) then it’s a pretty well spent 2 minutes. You do some good for the world, and you get in a freebie ab workout.
So go vote before November 30! This isn’t a vote for me or Ni Hao Y’all… it’s a vote for SN kiddos, a vote for Chinese adopting advocacy, a vote for OWEN and his beautiful family, a vote for all good things everywhere! Okay, that last part was a bit much, but it is for a great cause. And if we did win, think of all the attention our new site would get. And that can only be a good thing for all those little ones who wait. A really good thing. I can’t think of a better investment for your 2 minutes of time. That’s not even counting the belly laughs.