Monday, October 25, 2010

FUNDraising Extension!

Greetings -
Do to some requests we are extending the i-pad giveaway to Halloween! Tariku will draw the lucky winner after trick or treating! Thanks so much to everyone that has given! We would not be where we are without each of you!

Wishing you a magical day~

Thursday, October 21, 2010

We are FUNDraising

Greetings -
As you know from the last post we are headed back to Ethiopia! No one and I mean no one (Kenneth and I included) could of ever dreamed this would be the road we were to take! Needless to say we are in need of some serious FUNDraising now! You see we thought that when we accepted the referral we would go to the bottom of the list for those waiting for court dates! But alas why would our second adoption be anything different from our first with all kinds of entertaining news! So what is the news - well it seems that due to T****'s circumstances they are taking our case right to the judge who has been involved in the case for over a year! So when the judge has an opening in court we are OFF! So we need to raise some moolah fast fast fast!!! Are first attempt is going to be raffling off an I-PAD! Tickets are $10 or 3 for $25.00 you can use the donate button on our blog! Please share this with family and friends and help us bring home Tariku's best friend! Oh yes this giveaway will take place Tuesday the 26th in the evening!

Wishing you a magical day!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I Don't Know

Greetings -
I don't know what it is like to go to bed hungry
I don't know what it is like to sleep on the floor
I don't know what it is like to not have water to drink
I don't know what it is like to not have heat in the winter or a/c in the summer
I don't know what it is like to leave my home and all I know to travel half way around the world to live with people I don't know
I don't know another language other than English
I don't know if this decision is the "right"decision
I don't know where the money will come from
I don't know where this decision will lead our family

I DO know he will not go to bed hungry again
I DO know he will have a safe warm bed to call his own
I DO know he will have safe water
I DO know he will feel the heat this winter and a/c next summer
I DO know we will help him travel 1/2 around the world to live with us
I DO know we will learn his language
I DO know this decision has been tugging on my heart and Kenneth's for weeks
I DO know the money will come
I DO know this decision will make us a family of 4 (or a family of 8 w/the dogs)

After months of prayer, and soul searching we have decided as a family that Tariku's best friend is to become his brother! We have signed the papers and are awaiting a court date!

Friday, October 8, 2010

2 months home!

Greetings -
Tomorrow we will be home with Tariku 2 months! Boy oh boy how the times flies! I really cannot remember life before him! I wanted to give you a quick recap of what he has been up to!!! Soccer (futbol to him!), school, African Reunion hosted at his house, more soccer, feeding the dogs, playing his new WII, working on his language, meeting family from across the country, attending weddings, painting pottery, the zoo, the wilson county fair, helping daddy and pap blue build a deck and a closet, hanging up halloween lights, learning to ride a bike, learning to ride a scooter, visiting Time Square (day 2 in AMERICA!), and most importantly learning how to be a part of a family!!!! I am truly amazed how far this sweet young boy has come in 2 short months! YES we have our moments (he and I particularly) but at the end of the day I remind myself of how his world has changed and I wonder if I would of adapted 1/2 as well as he is doing!!!

So there you have it! A very busy boy in a very busy house!!!! I will post photos soon but until than have a fabulous fall weekend!!

Wishing you a Magical Day!