Inspiration

I’ve been searching a bunch of blogs lately all having to do with orphans, whether that’s adoption, sponsorship programs, or poverty issues.  There are so many caring people out there in the world that are totally in touch with these issues.  I’m getting together a list of my favorites that I will post in the sidebar, but I have to tell you about this one today.  It’s the coolest thing.  Each Monday a new family is featured who is in the process of adopting a child from either Africa or Haiti.  They usually have a little video that the family made posted too.  I love seeing the different people who are in the process and hearing their stories.  Anyway, each Monday they want you to donate a dollar (or more if you feel led) to the sponsored family.  It’s super easy to do through PayPal.  There are so many people out there in the world checking this blog out that it doesn’t take much of a response to make a huge difference to the family trying to finance their adoption expenseses…which are HUGE!  Pretty cool, huh?  She also posts other stories too during the week.  Today’s post had me crying by the time I got the end.  So, check it out.  Donate a dollar or two.  Make a difference it the world.  Image

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Little Dresses for Africa

I spent last Saturday making 7 little girls dresses for Little Dresses for Africa. I prayed as I made each one that the little girl that received it would know that she is worthy and that her heart would be filled with God’s love. The dresses are made out of pillowcases and it’s very easy to do.  Consider joining the cause and start collecting pillowcases!Image

Thanks for stopping by!

My name is Laura and I’m 46 years old.  I’m married to Joey (age 51) and we have 3 grown children, 2 grandchildren, 2 dogs and 10 9 chickens.  And even though we have been parents for most of our lives and we finally have an “empty nest”, something is missing.  Something deep in our hearts is missing.  God has a different plan for us than we anticipated we would have at this stage of life…a plan for us to continue to grow our family through adoption.  While friends of ours are breathing a sigh of relief after getting through the child rearing stage and now they’re looking ahead to their retirement years as their next big goal, we are starting over.   But you know,  I can’t believe the peace, and excitement, and  joy that fills my heart at each step of this very long process.

This is a blog account of our adoption journey & I’m so glad to have the opportunity to share our experience with you.   I hope you’ll stop by often as I share our adoption progress and also share news and events concerning orphans around the world.

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

James 1:27