Thursday, August 5, 2010

So Much....

My little Garett broke his collar bone.  Poor guy...but he is doing good.  There is really nothing to do but be careful and let it heal for a few weeks.
I feel behind!!!  I have been in town 3 out of 4 days this week and I really DON’T LIKE to have to go to town that much.  It really messes with my home schedule.  So things that I wanted to put up on the blog will have to wait....
except for one thing....
this really is one of the most important things.
If you look to the right you will see something new...a slide show of precious waiting children in China.  You can learn more about each of these children at ASIA’s blog spot.  This is the agency where we found our precious Asher.  There are (I think), 30 children from this last camp who are waiting for their forever family. And this seems the perfect place to share something that was on that blog here a while back...


Parents worry--that's their job, right? That's what I"m doing as I care for my daughter who has a high fever. Parents do whatever they have to in order to care for their children and help them heal. Who worries when Cherry, Quentin, Mark or Anna spikes a fever? They are sent to the infirmary where they are treated by a nurse, who they may or may not know. If the condition is serious, they go to the hospital where they are left without anyone they know. No one sits with them, worrying and caring for them by their bedside. They are left to their own fears and to fend for themselves in the hospital. I know how important it is to have an advocate at the hospital, even here in the U.S. Nurses are overworked and don't stay on top of pain medication. In China, pain medication is not widely used, so an experience in a hospital is indeed a scary thing. Many of these children have conditions that are easily correctable or treated here in the U.S. These children deserve to have parents by their side helping them through these experiences. Even if you don't speak the same language, compassion and love are univsersal languages. Where else can I look to find the families that will treat these children with compassion and love and help them reach their full potential? Do you see potential in these faces? Could you be a parent to one of these children?

Could one of these children be yours, or may be a child of someone that you know?
And, important information about waivers, which is the special blessing that helped us.


Do you think you may not qualify for China anymore? Is there just 1 requirement you do not meet? CONTACT ASIA IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THE HOPE JOURNEY CHILDREN!! CCAA may be more willing to grant waivers for families adopting boys!!! So help us find those families for those boys! We have a process for getting waivers, so just contact us for more information. We have lots of boys available!!!! 
Spread the word:-)


  1. Sorry to hear about your son - ouch!

    Praying for the boys around the world waiting tonight and hoping someone is going to say YES!

    Love you,

  2. So sorry about the broken collar bone ouch- poor guy!

    My heart is with you- although our little one is not in the pic- we have found him somewhere else!!

    God Bless these dear children!

  3. So excited for y'all & your new addition! Also, broken collar bones are no fun at all! I broke mine when I was 5. What a bummer. :(

  4. Ohhh Garett!!! Sweet boy!! Tell him Ms. Jodi sends hugs!!!

    We were sent photos of two precious boys today - we'd appreciate your prayers as we need God's guidance!

  5. I hope Garrett heals quickly and without any permanent issues. Praying for all the waiting children everywhere. xoxo

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