Saturday, July 16, 2011

Warning: Grandparent Update

That's just a heads up to let you know that this post is for the grandparents and family at home....which means A LOT of pictures of the same thing....Jonathan. :)

I have to say that our favorite thing about the house we live in now is the front porch. We're on the 2nd floor, so it feels more private on this level. The porch is HUGE. It's also perfect, because Jonathan gets to play outside without being downstairs in the muddy jungle yard we have on the ground level. Anyway....I was realizing how much I appreciate our porch as I started to upload all of the pictures, and I realized that the majority of them were taken here.

Ha! His face looks so chubby! This one cracks us up, because it really doesn't even look like him.

Most of it actually did make it into his mouth.... First experience with shaving success :) I wasn't joking when i said pictures of the same thing....

These are backwards in he slowly gets cleaner as you go down. :)

Love the hands....

We were at Ecoparque with one of the teams, and he decided to start modeling for Heidi and I. He's such a poser!

I wish you could really see his face! This was one day after he woke up from his nap. He kept falling asleep sitting up, but he was fighting it.

Ok. This should be a sufficient number of pictures for the grandparents. Love you guys!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sarita & the Gemelos

3 little ones that we've had for a long time went home recently.

Sarita's mom was 14 (I believe) whenever she had her, and she asked CdF to care for her until she was able to do it herself. What we thought would be a year or so turned into more than 3. We recently started Sarah's adoptability process, b/c the mom never came to visit. As soon as she found out about the adoption, she showed up on the doorstep....VERY pregnant about to have another child. She came back about a month later carrying the newborn in a sling, and Sarah went home with her.

It was hard for everyone to say goodbye to Sarah, because she had been at Casa de Fe since birth.'s always a good thing to see a family reunited. As always...we ask that you pray for Sarah and her family. Pray that they would come to know Christ personally, and that Sarah would be raised in a healthy environment.

This is Nila on the left and Sarita on the Right. Hilarious.

The gemelos (pronounced 'hemelos') were twin boys that were actually triplets. The parents could not care for all 3 of them, so they kept one and sent the other 2- Josue & Nathanael- to CdF. In this case as well, we heard that the mom was pregnant again. It's hard to know that these moms are not taking care of the children they already have, and yet they're pregnant again! I don't know as much about the boys' family. I know that their aunt and grandma are very involved in the care of the 3rd little boy that stayed with the family. Raising kids here is often a family affair, so that's pretty typical. Please pray for the parents...that they would take responsibility and be involved in the boys' lives.