A View from the Other Side

The more time I spend preparing for Soccer Boy’s arrival, the more I realize that this experience, this thing that feels big and different and exciting….it’s simply a drop in a bucket.  There are so many children.  So many waiting to be hosted.  So many who weren’t even chosen for this program.  What is my…

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What I Learned from My Grandpa

My grandfather passed away last week.  I love him and miss him very much.  I am so sad that he is gone, but I am so blessed to have been a part of his life. My grandpa was born in Canada and served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II.  He was…

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With a Little Help from My Friends

Yesterday I turned in my full application for Soccer Boy AND sent in my deposit and first month’s payment.  I couldn’t have done that without the support of my community.  I am overwhelmed by the people who have stepped forward to help. Our hoagie sale went off without a hitch….thanks to the brilliant planning of…

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Introducing Soccer Boy!

Soccer Boy is the child that we have selected to host this summer. (Little Man picked his name…I don’t want to name children on a public blog, but would happy to share it with you personally.  Please refrain from using it in the comments section.  Thanks!) We are extremely excited.  Soccer Boy is about three…

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The Children Are Up!

The photos of the orphans went up today.  There are about 10-15 children available who might fit for me (boy, possibly available for adoption).  It’s overwhelming looking at these faces.  I am suddenly full of fear…not the fear of scared-ness, but the “fear of God” sort of fear–this is a weighty decision.  Please pray for…

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