Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Please allow me to introduce. . . .




Several weeks ago we received word that the Ministry of Justice in Bulgaria had officially placed "Jesse," "Sam," and "Bowden" on hold for our family!

"Jesse" and "Sam" are both 12 years old. They are best friends and have been together since they were very young. 

 Sam and Jesse in 2012

They have watched countless friends come and go over the years, wondering when it would finally be their turn. 

 Jesse and Sam with Alexis and Lily in 2010

A year ago, it was discovered that they had never been registered for adoption, that they had never even had a chance! Thanks to several amazing advocates, that problem was rectified and soon they will know that it is finally their turn to go home! 

"Bowden" is 5 years old and was our "wild card," the missing piece to our puzzle. As we moved forward with our commitment to Sam and Jesse, we still felt that someone was missing. We began to review the files of waiting children and when Richard saw Bowden, the final piece clicked into place. 

All three boys have special needs (limb differences, cerebral palsy, craniofacial abnormalities, hydrocephalus and sensorineural hearing loss) and we feel pretty confident that all three of them will fit right in with this big, crazy family!

We feel incredibly blessed to have been chosen to welcome these boys into our family and look forward to having them home!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

And the winners are. . . .

I woke up this morning feeling disheartened that we had only raised $100 in a weeks time.

So I did what any mature adult would do.

I threw a tantrum on Facebook.

But instead of being sent to my room as I ought to have been, I sat back and watched an outpouring of love, generosity and support that left me feeling truly humbled.

And so it is with deep gratitude that I thank you for putting me in my place today!

And now, without further ado, I would like to announce the winners of the "Back to Bulgaria Giftcard Giveaway". . . . . . . .

 Kierra Burns - $50 Amazon Giftcard

 Suzanne Monnett- $50 Fandango Giftcard

 Rachelle Casbeer- $50 Stella & Dot Giftcard

Kim Davis- $50 TC Survival Bands Giftcard

The "Back to Bulgaria Giveaway" will officially come to an end on Friday. If we reach the $800 mark by then, we will draw a winner for the Vizio 32" Plasma TV so please continue to share! 

Again, we thank you all for your generosity, love, encouragement and support and invite you to stop by again tomorrow. . . . .we have three, incredibly handsome young men we are just dying to introduce!