Nickels and Dimes…

The photolistings of the available children are supposed to come out this Friday.  In order to choose and hold a child, I need a deposit of $550. As of today, I have received cash donations totaling $650!!  This does not include any of the money raised from the hoagie sales.  What a blessing, to know…

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On Being Ordinarily Crazy

I bought my first home six years ago.  The entire house was painted a horrible hospital-white.  With one request, a team of people was mobilized, and in the course of three days, seven rooms were painted with nine different colors.  That’s crazy radical.  I remember my friend Stephen, a brand-new first time father, on his…

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Have You Hoagie’d Yet?

If you are local, have you ordered hoagies yet?  The dealine is the end of this week!  So far, we are about halfway to our goal of selling 200 hoagies.  That’s pretty exciting!  If you would like one (or more than one), fill out the form below and you will be emailed about payment arrangements…

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Am I Being Cruel?

When I first discovered the possibility of hosting, this was the first question I asked.  It’s also the one that I have heard the most from others:  Why would we pick a child who was orphaned and bring him here for the summer and love on him, show him all that he is missing and…

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NHFC Christmas Video

The children who were here in the US for Christmas break through New Horizons for Children just went home this past Sunday.  Here’s a video they made: I’m getting more excited every day!…

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Global Eyes

My sister lives in Kuwait.  Before that, she spent three years in Taiwan.  She vacations in places like Thailand and Bali.  My college roommate and her husband live in Istanbul and have lived in Qatar and Spain, among other places.  They spent Christmas in Jerusalem one year.  Friends from church who live in Kuwait near…

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And So It Begins…

Less than ten hours after I made my first post, and I have heard from several of my friends, from sharing posts to making donations to organizing fundraisers.  I am blown away at how quickly my people have responded to my request.  My cousin is organizing a fundraiser at her work in Detroit–I can’t imagine…

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Welcome!

Welcome to my new blog, Hexagonal Peg (click on the About section to see more about this blog name).  This is a blog devoted to detailing my family’s path toward a more global perspective as we embark on our new adventure: hosting an orphaned child from Eastern Europe this summer! Orphanages in Eastern European countries…

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