All of this came together to give us this
The most beautiful sight!
This is Cooper, our 9 year old son.
We are expecting to travel, Lord willing, in 5 short weeks!
Did I say, short? Not anymore!
Now that we have talked to him and seen his precious face so close... Oh, how these weeks will drag!
Tom was kind enough to take some pics and video while we talked to him. Enjoy!
we have been flying on clouds ever since last night. Every member of our family was just captivated by his smile and wanted to reach out and grab him!
It was super cool, too, to see my husband just gushing over this pretty child. Since Tom can't come along on the trip, I am so glad that Cooper got the chance to see him before we get there and that Tom was able to experience this first meeting with the rest of us.
His sweet little voice was so precious. We had seen pictures, and even some short videos of him, but to have him there, looking at us and talking to us, was amazing.
He now knows who we are, he knows who is coming for him and when, and he even knows that his Dad is a great cook! (thanks to Colin!)
We would appreciate continued prayers for our little guy as he waits for us and for us as we continue to seek funds to cover the orphanage donations and travel expenses. At present, we are $15,535 away from our needed amount.
A large amount indeed, but not anything for the God who called us to these children!
(You may all begin telling us
how beautiful he is now...GO!)