Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The love keeps on comin'

The love you are all sending is blowing us away! day by day we're still receiving amazing financial gifts!! Thank you!! We are getting closer and closer to our $7,000 goal!!! We are now at $2,852... THANK YOU again and again!!

Now that our adoption has been finalized, we
wait for the kids passports to come through. I have no idea when it will happen. One family got passports in 2 and 1/2 weeks, while others have had to wait months. We're praying for as soon as possible and would love your prayers for this too!! We would love to have the kids home by July because we have a huge family reunion the end of August. That would give us a good month of chill-family bonding time.

The wait has been so much harder since our good friends came home with their little boy they adopted from Acres of Hope, Kojo. Just seeing him and hearing his Liberian accent makes my heart a
che for Osobie and Fatu to be home. Plus they met our kids!!! They shared cute stories of our little feisty kids that brought Jeff and I to tears. Just this in itself is such a 'God-thing'. To think 5 years ago we met our friends and on the first night we hung out, we were dreaming and scheming about adopting African kids! Never in a million years would I have imagined that we would be adopting from the same orphanage, AND that they would be the first ones to meet our kids!! It was a total gift from God.

Oh, wow...need to brag on God a little more. Last week we almost lost our dog, Kenya. She got into some pj's, chewed them up and ate a piece. Well, this is the 2nd time she has done this. The first time cost us about $3,000!! We were faced with a decision to put her to sleep or pay for another expensive surgery. There is no way we could afford this, no way. We ca
lled friends and family and started them praying. It was a up and down roller coaster, but eventually the vet called Kenya a 'medical oddity". They couldn't find the pj's in her and she seemed to be getting better by the day!! GOD TOTALLY HEALED OUR DOG!!! She is back to normal, still crazy, (maybe it's the Labrador/golden retriever combo) but healthy. We're so happy Sobie and Fatu get to come home to their doggy!. Thank you gang for praying for Kenya. As you can see, she's back to normal. Our happy healed dog...saying goodbye to Summit County on our way back home Memorial Day.


adopting lady said...

We're praying for you. We still haven't gotten the chance to meet Kojo, but will be excited when we do. We are so curious to see a little bit of what our child(ren) might be like. I'm so glad that your dog is all healed! God is amazing and good.

Jason and Laura McBride said...

This is so great! Congratulations! God does provide in the most amazing and miraculous ways!

Brandi said...

What a fun blog to read! I'm excited for you and love the $1 plea. I'll be sending that email to all my friends! Can't wait to keep updated on when you can go