Another's Hope for a Child

I came across a very sweet blog done by Lindsay and Jon and was moved by their plan to adopt a little girl from Ethiopia.  This child already lives in their hearts and even has a name - Emersyn.  They are moving through the process of international adoption and like most hopeful parents-to-be, they are struggling with the costs to complete the process.  To help, they've held and are planning several fundraisers.  The neatest idea I have ever seen is the puzzle piece fundraiser.  They have chosen the First Kiss puzzle - The First Kiss photo where a Mama giraffe is giving her baby a big kiss on the head.

They have a PayPal link on their blog where you can sponsor a puzzle piece for $5 and your name (or family name, or child(ren)'s name(s), etc.) will be lovingly written on the back.  When the puzzle is complete, they are going to frame it in a double glass frame to hang in Emersyn's room where she will always be able to see the names of the many people who had a small part in helping to bring her home.  I sponsored one in honor of my little blessing!

They also have a Facebook page where Lindsay sells scrapbooks and other items as well as periodically has donated items for sale.  I know they would love to have you friend them!

Here is what Lindsay has written for their blog profile:
We are now in Battle Ground, WA! We are leasing to own a house that we absolutely love! Lindsay still works at the Oregon Zoo and LOVES IT!!! Jon is still working with Penguin Windows and last year got a promotion so he is now a manager! With four dogs, two ferrets, and three cats, our lives can be a little hectic but we love it! We are in the process of adopting our first child from Ethiopia. We are so excited to become a family of three and can't wait to see baby Emersyn's face! We couldn't ask for more! We are in one word...blessed.

So, if it so moves you as well, please take a moment to hop over to their blog and read their story.  I am so glad I did and I can't wait for the day they post their first picture as a family!  Thanks Lindsay and Jon for letting me follow along with your journey.


Sarah said…
Thank you so much for your comment and your prayers! Your daughter is beautiful!
Anonymous said…
Hi - I am definitely glad to discover this. great job!

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