>>Thursday, July 31, 2008<<
Please pray for our friends in the adoption community
I have been a member of FRUA for a while now. I haven't been as active as I once was. It is Families for Russian and Ukrainian Adoption. There is a family that just adopted two girls this past December. One has Cerebral Palsy and she is doing so well now. She has 2 older sons as well. The 14 year old son (Harrison) was with friends on a beautiful Sunday, almost 6 weeks ago. He was leaving the swim club and walking across the street to his favorite sub place with his friends. The friends made it across the street, but, he didn't. A car hit him at about 55 miles per hour. The driver was devastated. He was not at fault. But, I hear he is destroyed over it. They said that Harrison would probably not make it through the night. He broke so many bones, and worse..he had severe head trauma and they had to remove a part of his skull to help with the swelling. His amazing story is that he did make it. He is a miracle child. He is not recognizing people yet...but, I know he will. Please visit his site.... His mother is an amazing writer. But, it is her faith that is unreal. I read about him everyday as if he was a member of our family. He has touched so many people all over the country. Please pray for him and his family. He is truly a miracle.

I want you to also pray for my dear friend Michelle who is leaving for Ukraine in 5 weeks to adopt 3 children. She adopted a beautiful girl a few years ago. We became friends through the Ukrainian hosting program. She is amazing, and I feel blessed to know her. It is amazing the adoption community and the friendships that form. She is a survivor of pancreatic cancer as of this year. She is also an amazing inspiration to me. She is still trying to raise money for the children that she will adopt. She is considering special needs as well. I think that is so wonderful. There are so many children out there who need us. Especially those that need an extra hand. Please visit her blog. Her family has gone through so much and yet, she doesn't look at what she has been through. She is blessed to be alive to bring more children home. Please pray for her and if you are able to help her in any way, I know she would be blessed beyond words.

Thanks for reading this and praying for these families.