Monday, October 6, 2008

Bringing Him Home

This weekend we loaded up and headed over to Moscow, Id to visit family and participate in a very important fundraiser. Brant's sisters' family will be adopting my new little nephew sometime around the new year from Ethiopia (see her blog here). It has all been sort of cyber knowledge for us until this weekend when we all participated in a walkathon to raise funds to help bring him home. We some how all really became attached to him this weekend through pictures sent from the orphanage and through all my nieces and nephews love and devotion for their new little brother. It is bringing tears to my eyes as I think of my youngest niece (3yrs) already talking about the things her and N. are going to do together when he comes home. Also, today Tage our oldest took his picture to the 1st grade class, Tage said they prayed for him and will continue to do so until he comes home...UGGGG...He also carried his picture around this afternoon and said things like...I can't wait to meet him....and...He sure is a cute little guy...
Thank you so much to The Schumakers for opening our hearts and minds to the orphans in this world. It is such a big thing to swallow when pondering our responsibility to them. It is so important to educate yourself whether it be on domestic or international adoption or both. Before you close your mind, do your research, read your bible and pray about where your hand should be in the lives of orphans around the world.

Brant, Grandpa and my youngest heading back...The walk was 4 miles
Ben and Omega had it easy
Qualls girls. B and K are both adopted from Ethiopia
Staging area

Brant, Simon and Vi with our good friend Heather


FarrFamilyCircus said...

This is so neat! And I didn't even hear about that going on at school from Danissa but how special for their class to pray! *by the way, I got your didn't have to pick a different background!!! =)*

Sarah said...

This is really awesome that you get the opportunity to go do things like this. When I get married aside from hopefully having kids of my own, I am going to adopt a little girl from China. I have wanted to adopt from China since I was about 8 years old. Its unbelievable what little kids are capable of thinking and on their own level understanding things way beyone what we would think they can understand. I love that you wrote that about Tage carrying his picture and stuff. I cant wait to start my journey in adoption some day. :)

P.S. I am going home this weekend because I dont have classes friday so saturday I am going to spend it with my dad and we are going to go see grandma and grandpa. I am going to take pictures of them for my photography class and I will post them on my blog after I do. Then you can see some updated pictures of them :)

Sarah (tell everyone their cousin Sarah says hi)

Signe said...

What a sweet post. It is good to know that there are lots of prayers being offered up on his behalf. Thanks for joining us, it is always a party when the whole fam get together!

BTW. How about the Wallowas for our getaway. Kelly had some great pics. It made me think of Spirit Lake.

Kristy said...

I wish you all could've had better weather. Saturday was awful!