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In one of my previous posts ( 1979 Red Corvette – My Childhood Dream Car ), I wrote about selling my dream car. I also wrote that I sold it for a reason but couldn’t tell you what the reason was yet. Take a minute to read the post and it will make a little more sense now.
Well, now it is time to reveal the big decision. Eight years ago when our youngest daughter was born, we said that if we ever decided to have more children we would adopt. I wasn’t ready to have more children until I went on the trip to Moldova and saw all of the children in orphanages who needed homes. Thousands of sweet, innocent children without loving families able to care for them. So I came back from Moldova ready to adopt and told Eve who had been ready for quite some time.
So we discussed it at length and decided to proceed. We chose a country where adoption could literally mean the difference between life and death–Ethiopia, a country with nearly 6 million orphans. I sold my Corvette and we began saving like crazy to pay for the adoption. We managed to scrape together all of the money we needed to pay for almost the entire adoption in advance. The only thing left now is the money for traveling to Ethiopia – twice. Two trips are now required to complete the adoption and we will be having a couple of fund raisers to get the money we need to offset some of the costs of travel. I will be offering photo shoots at drastically reduced rates as one of the fund-raisers and will most likely be selling t-shirts (custom designed by me and Eve). More information coming soon.
Last Friday, we accepted the referral of a beautiful little girl from Ethiopia. She is outside of the parameters we set in our application to the adoption agency, but she is exactly the child God had planned for us. Right now, we would ask that you join us in praying our child home! The courts are very slow and we were told this morning that the court date may not happen until February. I have complete faith that God will hear our prayers and the court date will happen sooner than that. Please pray that the court date will be scheduled very soon. Please pray for the protection of this sweet little girl. Pray for her health, safety, and happiness until we can get her home. Also, we offer praise to God for orchestrating the entire process. We have seen many things happen during the process that can only be explained by His presence and Him working in our lives and the life of our baby girl.
Thanks to all who have, are, and will be praying; we appreciate it more than you could know. More info about the fund-raisers coming very soon! In the meantime, if you would like to help bring our little girl home, I have created a donations post to help us offset the cost of traveling twice to Ethiopia.