Thursday, November 11, 2010

That Changes Everything.

For the past year and a half we've been thinking about orphans. Praying for orphans. Reading about orphans. Researching the stats about orphans. Advocating for orphans.

Even though we've known the worldwide orphan crisis is real - it was abstract. The shear numbers were overwhelming. The problem seemed too big. The solution seemed allusive.

Then on Friday, November 5th we were introduced to a little boy. And that changed everything.

The "worldwide orphan crisis" was narrowed down to one little boy.

It is no longer abstract - he is a precious 2 and half year old little guy with curly hair.

The problem of orphan will soon be met with the solution of son. And that changes everything.

We couldn't be more excited to be able to put a name with a face. We're ecstatic and humbled and that God chose us to parent this little guy. Unfortunately we can't post his photo online, but his sweet eyes should give you an idea of how cute he is. We love him already -  and that changes everything.


  1. Eli is truly lucky. enough said. -jeremy

  2. Yea! I am so happy for you guys! I am going to have to call and hear all about him. Can't wait to see how God will use this little guy!

  3. I think i have came back and read this about 30 times, no lie. I can't get over it. I couldn't go to sleep last night...SERIOUSLY. Rejoicing with you guys! God is GOOD! So thankful!

  4. I love yall so much. To know that FBNO youth have such great role models who are so caring and compassionate makes me feel so good! It is truly amazing what you are doing for this little boy. He will be able to grow up not ever having to question if he is loved. He will know that he has two awesome parents, and I know yall will raise him to know the most important thing: That not only is he your son, but he is God's son. It is the love of God that gave you two the ability and the hearts to adopt him, and I hope that he is up there smiling ( much as we are supposed to be humble...whatever..). You two are amazing and know that you are in all of our prayers, and that you will be such good parents!

  5. Anna!!! SO i just found your blog...and am real sad i haven't been following it all along. butttt just want you to know that it has now made my bookmarks bar at the top of my comp and i will be a frequent visitor. i'm sooooo excited about eli! i can't wait! love yall

  6. How exciting!!! Awesome!! Great age!!!


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