Saturday, February 28, 2015

One life project

I got an envelope from a super sweet friend today.  The front was labeled "for craft purchases and for your boys" and then when i turned the envelope over, this is what was written on the back.

I started ugly crying as soon as i turned it over.  My  friend had a sibling who made some unfortunate choices, that led to his untimely death.  She used this experience to bring joy to others, in the form of helping adoptive families bring their children home.  I can't explain what it means to have the support from friends (who ALSO happen to be adopting) in such a sweet manner.

One life gone, two lives saved.  Saved from early death, a life alone, a life without family, a life without guidance.  Our boys have waited 9 and almost 7 years for a family to call their own.  I love the idea of this.  What kind of difference could we make if we all became part of the one life project?  What can you do today to make a difference for someone, anyone who needs a hand.  Something to think about.  I know we will be contemplating this in the coming weeks.  How can we pass on this blessing to others?

We got uscis approval today.  Basically means we have preliminary approval to adopt the boys.  We will (hopefully) be submitting our completed dossier this coming week.  Jared will go on first trip and i will go on pick-up with a friend, same as last time.  This way we can keep some consistency for the children that are here.  I am simultaneously excited and scared to death.  I long for them to be home, i worry about the changes it will bring.  Same as every time i am pregnant or adopting actually.  Fear of the unknown.  Fear of change.  But they are worth a little fear.  Worth some hard times.  Worth sleepless nights and angry days when they deal with their feelings

Please consider helping us bring them home. We have a tax deductible account here,

and hey, if you don't want to donate to us, make a difference in another child's life.  Some of my favorites below

Cliff is being adopted by a personal friend of mine.  He weighs only 11 pounds at 5 years  Poor kiddo needs to come home asap. 

Beth is another personal friend of mine, single mama who is adopting her third child (second adopted kiddo).  She is amazing and does it all on her own!

Got to meet this amazing family this summer!  They currently have one adopted kiddo and are going back for 2 more!!!

This family is made entirely up of adopted kiddos!  And they are going back for three more!!!

Love this family who is going back for the cutest, squishy baby boy i have seen in a LONG time!

Last but not least, another super sweet boy!

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