So life continues to march on…..Christmas was hard, because I thought about my little man in an orphanage without a family. I consoled myself with thoughts of Christmas next year. Next year, we will have an extra stocking and his name will be embroidered on the cuff. And Santa will come see him and maybe bring a tricycle or a basketball. I can just see his little eyes light up at the twinkling lights and the merriment of the season. He can play with the nativity scene and learn all about baby Jesus. A whole world of new experiences is waiting for a little boy who has been raised within the confines of orphanage walls. And I am a big sap, so at Christmas time I bought a brand new Winter coat, shoes and jammies for Dylan. I know he will be very small for a 2-year-old, but went ahead and purchased size 2T. I figure that we can put on some weight in a pretty quick amount of time.
And the cool part for you, is to see him at the grocery store or on my Facebook wall and you can know your prayers and financial support have made this all possible. So, I will think on these things as life marches by and we wait….
We are weeks away from a completed domestic homestudy. At that time we will send all our apostilled documents to Bulgaria and await our first travel date. I cannot wait to see him! I will get to hold our little boy and see his smiles and count his fingers and toes.
We have been blessed to raise just over $13,000.00. Isn’t that incredible? And it seems like every time I feel discouraged, someone will send us a check or show up at my door to encourage us. You cannot know how amazing it has been to be supported and loved by so many people. Our family and Dylan are so incredibly blessed. The money we have raised thus far will help with our first travel dates and many of our first expenditures. I am applying for grants and hope this will be another avenue to find funds. Our goal is $28,000.00. I have been asked what happens if we don’t raise the money. My answer is that God has made it very clear that we are to adopt Dylan. He will provide; I have no worries. If we have to, we will sell more things. Our material possessions mean nothing. This is my child and I will do anything to bring him home.
I laugh at this picture, because his eyes look so much like my oldest son Silas’. Wide-eyed and ready to take on the world. We have so much to share with him and can’t wait.