Twenty Reasons: Three

Counting down twenty reasons to love this sweet girl God has placed into our lives, and today I’m thinking about her optimism. I wish I had a pair of rose-colored glasses up for sale, because that would go perfectly with this post. My little girl sees the best in people, believes the best, trusts God… Continue reading Twenty Reasons: Three

Twenty Reasons: Four

Twenty reasons to love this little girl we’re adopting, and one of the big ones is her generosity. Which probably doesn’t make much sense given that we are 8,000 miles apart, and all her worldly possessions could fit inside a shoebox. But oh, how she blesses me with her prayers. And with her words of… Continue reading Twenty Reasons: Four

Twenty Reasons: Five

The fifth entry in this series of reasons we love this little girl involves the memory of the first time we connected with her through Skype. It was after we’d decided to pursue her adoption, and though she already knew of us through what she’d seen and heard from the pastor, she wanted to speak… Continue reading Twenty Reasons: Five

Antsy

I suppose this is a feeling that I need to get used to, a feeling that I need to ask God to help me subdue. We’ve pretty much selected a lawyer in Uganda — as long as he replies favorably to the next two questions I’m sending him, we plan to go with him. What… Continue reading Antsy

Special Delivery!

It came! It came! It finally came! Our adoption home study report is here! OK, so now that it’s here, we are held up only by…you guessed it…money. As of today, we’re $700 short on taking the next step of filing for her visa through immigration. Our hands were tied until we had this document,… Continue reading Special Delivery!

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Budget, Revised

Donnie and I agree that if we’re asking friends and family to help us adopt, we have an obligation to keep you posted on how things are going and where the money is (and will be) going. There have been some changes since my first post, Breaking Down the Costs. You can read the original… Continue reading Budget, Revised

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Twenty Reasons: Eight

My little Ugandan princess is such a happy girl. The strength of character she must have to radiate joy under such adverse circumstances — it just blows me away. I had the privilege of Skyping with her on Saturday. (Please pardon the cheesy editing of what’s a really cute pic of her online with us… Continue reading Twenty Reasons: Eight

Twenty Reasons: Nine

One thing that has always touched me deeply is whenever I hear that my Ugandan daughter is praying for me. It’s all she has to give, but she gives it freely and I hear that she often leads others in the orphanage to pray. It humbles me, really, because my own prayer life is nothing… Continue reading Twenty Reasons: Nine

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Twenty Reasons: Ten

“Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes.” ~David Platt, Radical This probably sounds like a really selfish reason for loving this… Continue reading Twenty Reasons: Ten

JustLove Coffee!

I am super-excited to share our latest fundraising partnership with JustLove Coffee! JustLove offers quality, artisan-roasted coffees from around the world. As copied from the site, “We source only the finest Fair Trade, Direct Trade, organic, and shade-grown coffee beans from the best growing regions around the world. We research the co-ops we work with… Continue reading JustLove Coffee!