Friends of Orphans and Vulnerable Children

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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Are we crazy?

We are considering going to Ethiopia for a couple of school age boys. Best friends. They are old enough to know what adoption is, and they know they're the only kids in the orphanage who don't yet have families coming for them.

Are we crazy?

12 comments:

Jennifer said...

You are crazy. Crazy in the most wonderful sense of the word. Can't wait to hear more details!

Jessica said...

YES, but in the best way possible! Good luck, we will be praying for you guys, the boys have been on my heart also...

Kari said...

I'm so happy for your family!!! You are crazy... CRAZY LOVE!! CRAZY ADOPTION! It's all about making a difference in precious lives. We can't wait to follow your new journey!
xoxo

Jennifer said...

Lory, I was a boy mom for years, and now look. I bet you could do it, and do it beautifully. Your big girls are so mature and at the perfect age for brothers! Would love to hear the story about the boys. Definitely a huge decision.

Kari said...

You are crazy! Just like a lot of us are. Once you grasp the number of orphans and see their faces up close, it is hard to turn your back. Many won't even take the time to ponder 145 million orphans because then their hearts will follow. I will be praying for your family.

GinSpaghetti said...

Crazy Love is my favorite book. I've already pre-ordered his next book! I absolutely cannot wait to hear more! Will be praying for you!!! AND the boys!

Em said...

I love the fact that you are considering it and praying about it. I'm praying too, but Dave is pretty adamant that we are too old for such and undertaking.

michelle said...

No you are NOT crazy! I know I have photos of these boys from our trip last month. I remember one of the boys vividly! He is amazing, gorgeous smile, friendly, smart, engaging, and I am sure his best friend is as INCREDIBLE as he is! I am so excited for your family, especially for these boys! Go for it girl, balance out the estrogen in that house with a little testosterone! Let me know if you want photos! YEAH GOD!!!

SDR said...

GO FOR IT!!!

LeeAnn said...

Aren't we all pretty crazy? Crazy, but having so much fun!!! These boys have been in my thoughts and prayers since we left Ethiopia last month. They are both so sweet. I hope you go for it! The boys are wonderful and will be a great addition to your family!! I have some photos of them too. Please keep us all posted. Many blessings to your family during this crazy adventure.

Michelle said...

Completely and totally insane, and I think it's amazing! I'm with your agency, and when I saw your message I was thrilled. Hope all goes well.

Chantelle Becking said...

WOW! I love it! Just getting caught up on your blog and see the good good things happening in your world. What an awesome adventure you are about to go on!
CRAZY you ask, OF COURSE! But that my friend is what God calls us to do! Go CRAZY for him and do things that many people will never understand! I support you! LOVE IT! Go for IT! Maybe we will be right behind you, who knows!