Revelation 3:8 (New International Version)
I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.

The child is the beauty of God present in the world – that greatest gift to a family.” (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta)

Friday, February 27, 2009

Long overdue blog!

Hi Everyone,

First I need to say that we have decided (after much prayer and talking it over) that we will be adding an older child to our adoption plans!! His name will be "Noah Thomas".

It was Russell (little boy pictured on the left...listed as Child of the month by the way that was January) who touched us and made me realize that I cannot leave that orphanage with 2 babies and leave behind an older child who may never be adopted. You may be wondering..well, why didn't you adopt Russell then? We did not adopt Russell because of cost and longer travel time since he is not close to Danylo and Annie's ophanage. We wanted to do best for all the children involved including those who will be here while we travel to bring home the children. We could not stay any longer and knew that would be the case with Russell.
The little boy we chose is 5 now his American name given is "Josh" real names are not given to protect the child's privacy. Danylo and Annie will both be 2 by July. Our children are very excited about the children but I have to admit the girl's are excited about the toddlers and the boy's are excited about Josh.