Wednesday, August 17, 2011
I’m so excited, my heart is racing and I can’t seem to wipe the smile off my face.
A day like today deserves a beautiful, eloquently written post yet the words just won’t come… So, I’ll keep it short and sweet:
Just a couple of hours ago, Andrey’s precious face appeared on Reece’s Rainbow’s My Family Found Me page. What’s more, Andrey is now fully funded with a grant of over $20,000 which means that his new family will not have to worry about scraping and fundraising and can instead simply focus on getting him home as soon as possible. Last but not least, Andrey's new family is "paper ready" which means that they could be there in as little as a month! Does it get any better than that?!?! Thank you to every single one of you who has donated, shared this sweet boy’s story or prayed for his family to find him; each and every one of you has played a part in his miracle.
To my sweet, cuddly teddy bear:
You may not know it yet but as of today, you are no longer an orphan. Countless people around the world have come together to shout out your story and raise the money needed to pay your ransom. You are loved and treasured by more people than you will ever know and before long you will experience what it is to have a family of your very own. Six months ago, leaving you behind broke my heart as I wondered who would cuddle you close, make you laugh that contagious laugh and roll their eyes as you sneakily pull your booties off at every opportunity. Today, I am offering up endless prayers of thanksgiving to God knowing that you now have a family who will do all that and so much more than you can even imagine right now. I can’t wait to see you in their arms.
I am at a loss for words except to say that God is good, He is faithful and He has good plans for each and every one of these kids.
Two down, six to go… let’s keep praying them home.
p.s. Andrey's family, I am dying to "meet" you... If you happen to be reading this, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org