Tonight my hope rests in the Lord. My hope is that Doyle and Fischer have been fed. . . changed. . . loved on. . . played with. . . hugged. . . taken care of. . . rocked. . . smiled at. . .read to. . . bathed. . . and tucked in. But honestly, the chance of that being the case is close to none because they are still orphans.
Orphans simply do not have the pleasure of having their needs met when they live in an orphanage. Basic needs, well maybe. But not the emotional, intimate needs that nurture a child. And oh how I yearn to be there for these two precious boys that God willing, I will get to call my sons.
Each day we are one day closer to seeing their faces. Soon sweet boys. . . soon.
Recently I began researching Doyle's special needs. I think he has Ectrodactyly. Actually I think he has Ectrodactyly-Cleft Palate (ECP) syndrome-- but I'll have a doctor officially diagnose him once he is home. Not that it matters, or we are any less committed-- I just want to be educated. As I researched more, I found that Bree Walker and Russian chess champion Mikhail Tal have the same thing. I learned that people with this condition have full use of their digits and adapt well to everyday activities.
From the pictures I have seen and the stories I have heard, Doyle doesn't seem to let it slow him down!
Thank you again for your prayers and generosity. Your partnership in seeing the boys home has been a huge blessing in this adoption.
There are still a few opportunities to be a part of raising the rest of the boys' ransom. I wanted to share them with you one last time.
I still have 8 more cookbooks available.
They are a compilation of our favorite, most used recipes. Some of the recipes need to be doubled or tripled to feed a family our size and some of the recipes feed an army!
Get one for $25.
I preordered/prepaid for 80 decals. I have just 35 decals left. I am sold out of the James 1:27 but I have these three still available. Each one is $20.
Lastly, we have our puzzle frame fundraiser. There are 18 pieces for each frame-- 36 pieces in all. There is one frame for each of the boys. 10 pieces have been spoken for so far. I am very thankful to those who bought a piece to decorate but we still have 26 left. These frames will be specially made with the decorated puzzle pieces with each of your names on it. With a $10 donation, I will mail you a puzzle piece for you to decorate any way you like, sign, and mail back. Or I can decorate for you.
Leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blessings to you all!
And please continue to pray for Tamara. It would be awesome to see a family commit to her.