Friday, December 19, 2008

We've Adopted!

Well, I'm doing much better today. I had a mammogram follow-up yesterday and today I got the results...everything is fine and I don't need to go back for a year. Talk about an emotional roller-coaster... Anyway, enough of that!


Here is my picture for my DPP. This is Emmanuel. We selected him at http://www.compassion.com/. Isn't he precious? We went to the website and looked at page after page of children waiting to be "chosen". We wanted a little boy, and, we wanted someone that has to deal with the epidemic of AIDS. He doesn't have AIDS, but it's a good bet that someone in his little world has it. His page indicated that he'd been waiting over 6 months for a family. He is from Rwanda and is 5 years old. His parents are farmers and he is one of 4 children. We're crazy about him! I just love his little, round face. There are several reasons I like Compassion.com. I'd like to encourage you to check it out. This has been yet another opportunity to take the focus off of ourselves and allow our children to take part in expanding their world. We're writing him a big letter with a picture of each of us. He and Nate are about the same age, so I hope he feels a little connection. We hope we can help him have a merry Christmas.

6 comments:

Sun-Kissed Savages said...

He is precious. I'll have to check that out.
Thanks, Trish.

Bekah said...

Just a little note that along with Compassion you can also adopt children from Jesus's Birthplace in Bethlehem. Check out www.pidev.org

Jerri Dalrymple said...

Thank you so much for sharing this! I truly hope you also share the updates you may receive! :0)

Lynn said...

Cool-----we did this when our children were young, but I think I'd like to do it again...

One child at a time can make a difference!!

Melissa Flaming said...

Trish, he is so precious. We are looking forward to helping the helpless, too. Thanks for sharing!

Shan said...

What a sweetie! If we could each just sponsor one struggling child what a difference we could make! Blessings to you and yours Trish!!! Have a great holiday together. I've enjoyed your pictures :).