Friday, October 30, 2015

Sweet Firsts

This morning I had fun dressing up my two little not-really but they might as well be twins. They were so excited. 
It was John's first time ever doing anything like this and he was just beside himself with joy. They had a harvest party at school. 
When you have a newborn baby you get to experience all their 'firsts.' First time smiling. First time rolling over. First time talking. First time walking. First birthday.  First day of pre-school.  Firsts and more firsts.
We missed all those firsts with these two.  We weren't there to celebrate and throw a party. We don't have pictures. We don't know how old either of them were when they first smiled or rolled over or talked or walked.
We can't get those firsts back. But we can enjoy and take pleasure in these other firsts.  All the firsts since both boys have come home are precious to us.  Simple pleasures that hold more meaning for us knowing where our little boys came from. 

Sweet firsts for our little boys.
In two days it will be November. A time when we focus on Thanksgiving and then Christmas.  The holidays.  Family-stuff.  Festivities. Presents. Pageants.

For Micah and Isolde and Alex it is not a time for celebration.

Micah and Isolde age out in November. Alex ages out in December.
Alex and Micah met their match and I thank each of you for helping make that possible.

The reality...
They need families to give each of them a lifetime of sweet firsts they can celebrate. They need their first harvest party. They need their first Thanksgiving. They need their first Christmas.
Oh Please someone SEE these children! We can't let them miss all those firsts!!
Isolde    Alex   Micah

We have raised $1738.90 so far!! We have $3,261.10 left to raise!
MICAH - AGING OUT IN NOVEMBER - He met his match!
 ALEX - AGING OUT IN DECEMBER  - He met his match!
STEPHAN - 1,000.00 matching grant. Grant account needs to read 1054.00
Raised $370.00
AARON - 1,000.00 matching grant. Grant account needs to read 1045.00
Raised $63.00
BEN - 1,000.00 matching grant.  Grant account needs to read 4,363.36
Raised $157.50
ISAIAHU - 1,000.00 matching grant. Grant account needs to read 1018.00
Raised $150.00


  1. Such a good idea these costumes !

  2. all these children... praying God's abundant love through a forever family for each...
    our daughter just came home after eight years in South Africa adopting four abandoned babas. They are in our home with us as we finish a home our son began for them on the farm. This is the biggest joy a heart can have to see kids ransomed and soaked in the Father's love.


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