Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Lots of Smiles

That's what we got in our April update on our boy. The sweetest pictures of Silas standing up in his crib, crawling and SMILING!!! What a joy to see him so happy and doing well. He has gained 1 lb since our referral and has 1 tooth. We are in love and can't get to Ethiopia soon enough to hold him in our arms.

Our court date is set for May 26th. We are still waiting to hear tentative travel dates but still expect to travel end of June or early July. Please be praying we pass court on the 26th. 70% pass and those 30% who don't have to wait another month or so for a new court date.

I wanted to post about a wonderful opportunity with the Red Letter Campaign. Have you heard about The RLC? This org was establised by a group of friends with a vision to help the most vulnerable in this world. They are doing amazing work and it truly is inspiring. If you've ever wanted to help a child but unsure of how to or which org to trust....this is it. They have found orphanages in Ethiopia and a few other countries to provide support and care....the commitment is around $35/month...you will receive photo updates and will have the opportunity to travel with a group to meet your child. How fun to do this w/ a group of friends?! Let me know if you are interested. There is an orphanage in ET that they will be pairing up soon.

Also, visit the RLC site to learn about Tom Davis and his latest book, "SCARED". I haven't read it yet but sure you won't be disappointed. His other books are must reads too.