Saturday, March 28, 2009

Silas Jackson!!!

We received our referral call/email yeterday and finally saw our precious son's face!! We are overjoyed and in love! He is a healthy 8 month old who is playful and crawling.

He has big beautiful brown eyes and the shape of his face reminds me of Liv's as a baby. God is Great!

Thanks for your continued prayers.

Sara & Tom

Sunday, March 1, 2009

I need Africa more than Africa needs me.

We are getting so close!! So close to finally seeing our baby boy's face, knowing his name, his story and completing our journey to bringing our son home. Based on current wait times, we should receive a referral this month!!! This means we will receive a picture, medical info, etc of the child who has been matched w/ our family. Once we accept the referral, we will be given a court date and should expect to travel roughly 2 months later depending on court delays, etc.

Lately it feels like we've been waiting forever. I've honestly tried to put the faces of the beautiful orphaned children out of mind after spending so much time agonizing about their situation. I came across the video below and was once again inspired and heart happy to be reminded of the amazing journey that awaits us. What joy I felt after watching this video and knowing these people have so little possessions but so much faith and love.

Check out the video and you can purchase cool Tshirts to support Africa in many great ways...