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Twenty… something

Well, we made it back in the twenties on the sibling list, we were certainly excited about that! Based on our entire agency’s list, we are pretty much right smack in the middle…so thats encouraging. But to be honest there are “somethings” that aren’t encouraging right now in Ethiopia. Lately with all the news swirling around about orphanages closing in Southern Ethiopia and the drought in East Africa all on top of the ET courts closing for a few months (that part happens every year), all of it is a little heavy on my heart.

There are a lot of hurdles, questions and uncertainties… but we press on. When we first started this process I told myself that these children deserve to have someone fighting for them… someone on there side… and Mark and I wanted to be those people. So thats where we’ll be. If there is something tangible we can do, we’ll do it. If it’s sitting back and waiting while things straighten out, we’ll wait. My prayer is that ethics will override, that these children will be provided for and that the grace of our Lord will be magnified near and far!

“The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 5: 20-21

And, a little tradition for traditions sake, a few number stats:


  • Diana Nyad, 61, just began epic Cuba-Florida swim — minus shark cage- here>
  • New York Yankees Roger Maris hit 61 home runs in 1961
  • the sum of two squares, 52 + 62


  • The number of hours in a day 🙂
  • The number of points on a backgammon board
  • = 12 tribes of Israel + 12 Apostles

Also- pardon the AWFUL picture, my real camera’s battery went missing, but has sense resurfaced… and by the way, the wooded bowl in the middle are the number of kids who ARE with there families, those that were ahead of us!!

  1. Your patience and persistance is amazing. I am constantly telling friends and family about the wonderful thing you and Mark are doing. Keep positive – you WILL make a difference.