Saturday, December 29, 2012

I see starfish....

Sit back and let Forever Mama share with you The Starfish Story- adapted from the Star Thrower by Loren C. Eiseley
An old man had a habit of early morning walks on the beach. One day, after a storm, he saw a human figure in the distance moving like a dancer. As he came closer he saw that it was a young woman and she was not dancing but was reaching down to the sand, picking up a starfish and very gently throwing them into the ocean.
“Young lady,” he asked, “Why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?”
“The sun is up, and the tide is going out, and if I do not throw them in they will die.”
“But young lady, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it? You cannot possibly make a difference.”
The young woman listened politely, paused and then bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the sea, past the breaking waves, saying, “It made a difference for that one.”

So now Forever Mama and Forever Big Sister see starfish everywhere. Did you know that Disney has a plethora of these sea creatures?

These were on the gingerbread carousel at the Beach Club

This one was on one of the Christmas Tree in the lobby of the Beach Club

On the carpet in our room at The Art of Animation Resort
Also on our bedspread in our room
The table has one as well!
On the outside staircases near in the Finding Nemo section
How about at the parks? Here is Epcot's Living Seas
See the hidden Mickey with starfish ears?
Even during the Jingle Jungle Parade at Animal Kingdom. Donald's tree has a starfish topper!
At the Magic Kingdom, the New Fantasy land has several in the new Little Mermaid ride and this one just outside the ride
Here's one from the Haunted Mansion..
Forever Mama has new Christmas ornaments this year...
Now Forever Mama and Forever Big Sister are with Forever Papa (Grandpa) at Sanubel. At the beach, all shops have starfish everywhere.
And on the beach the first day, one lone starfish withered and forlorn...
Forever Mama was afraid that this little one had perished; but lo and behold, when she gently lifted him from the sand, he stretched his legs and perked up the hairs on his legs. He was alive! He was a bright red color (like the Russian red) and Forever Mama named him Gus after a little boy in Russia who just wants to come home. And I bet you can guess what happened next...Forever Mama threw the little starfish back into the sea saying "There you go Gus, now you are free!"
You see in the adoption world, the orphans are our starfish. The staggering numbers of orphans worldwide is just so overwhelming. Forever Mama knows that she can't save all of them, but can make a difference for some of them, one at a time.
Here is a part of the Star Thrower Story that is often left out. Forever Mama found it just today...
The old man looked at the young woman inquisitively and thought about what she had done. Inspired, he joined her in throwing starfish back into the sea. Soon others joined, and all the starfish were saved.
Will the Starfish Story inspire you? You do not have to adopt to make a difference. You can advocate, donate and pray. If others join us we can make a huge difference to all of our little starfish who are waiting for a family. No matter where they live or disablity they may have EVERY child deserves a family of their own.
Want a place to start? visit  My little starfish is there under the name of Nathaniel

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