Saturday, November 28, 2015

Of Course!

John had a Dr's appointment on Wednesday. He was getting shots and was nervous so he was sitting on my lap waiting for the nurse when my phone beeped that I had a private message on Facebook. 
He sat on my lap as I cried.
And cried.
He kept turning around and looking at me and a few times reached up and wiped the tears from my face.
I was a sorry mess by the time the nurse walked into the room.
It was this picture that completely did me in.
See that sweet boy right in the middle of that picture in the light blue shirt with his arm draped over the lion??? That my dear friends, is Toby. 
He's watched every single one of his friends adopted.  He's asked over and over again why no one ever wanted him.He's waited for 10 long years for a family. 
Back in May, Rob took this picture of John and Toby with that lion. 
John's best buddy at the orphanage. His partner in crime.  A little boy who longed with all of his being to be loved best of all.
Well Toby has a Mama who loves him best of all.
It was THAT PICTURE that did her in!!
He has little brothers who think he is going to be a pretty cool big brother!
Toby has a family who crossed the ocean to ask him if he wanted to be in their family.
Sweet boy didn't even hesitate. He said OF COURSE!!!
How could he NOT want to be in this family????
Yes!!  Yes!! OF COURSE!
 Sweet sweet sweet moments like those remind me why we keep pressing on for families.
A little over a week ago we had other sweet moments.  John's other best friend from the orphanage who we left behind came for a visit.  Mila (Reilly on RR).

Last time we saw her we were crying and hugging her goodbye at the orphanage. Rob could barely hold it together that day. This sweet girl stole our hearts.  

Seeing her in a family who loves her best of all was precious. It was a HUGE answer to our deepest prayers.  And having her live close enough for us to be able to see her is just icing on the cake.

We are so blessed.
We are so blessed each time we see a child found. We were doubly blessed to be part of finding families for both of these children because we loved them so much. 
God is so good.
And yesterday, on Black Friday...
Ben met his match and I can now reveal his picture!!
 BEN - HE NEEDS A FAMILY! - He met his match!

ISAIAHU - 1,000.00 matching grant. Grant account needs to read 1018.00 - Still needs 302.70
We have until Monday to get these two boys to $1,000.00.  We are SO CLOSE!!!
 AARON - 1,000.00 matching grant. Grant account needs to read 1045.00 - Still needs 378.00
We need to raise $680.00!! 
That's 68 people!!
Will you be one of those 68???
Once all four pictures are revealed I will be giving away four portraits as prizes.
We have THREE DAYS!!
STEPHAN - HE NEEDS A FAMILY! - He met his match!


1 comment:

  1. I'm so happy to see these children meet their families and the RR goals! Two more to go. I added some to Aaron's account just now, and am pleased to be able to help a little. You do so much to help. Bless you and your family. samm in Canada


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