Archive - June 2010

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Thank You Charleston!
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Garage Sale in North Charleston, SC to benefit Adoption!!
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Conversations with Elliott
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Whoa.. a new post after a long hiatus

Thank You Charleston!

The garage sale in Charleston was a great success. We were only there in spirit, but our family and friends did a great job setting up and working hard to raise funds for our little boy. They were able to bring in $600 total!! Every dollar is a major achievement and we are so thankful. We still have a long way to go and will continue tirelessly fund raising. So far we have been able to raise $1,400 towards the adoption with the total cost being about $30,000. We have recently applied for a few grants and are waiting patiently to find out the result. Here are a few pictures that arrived via email from the sale today.

Garage Sale in North Charleston, SC to benefit Adoption!!

If you are in the Charleston Area don’t miss the HUGE (this is not an exaggeration) garage sale at 5405 Roxbury Drive, N. Charleston, SC 29418!

They have Everything and Anything. Come out and support if you can!

Conversations with Elliott

Elliott and I were in the playroom reading Highlights magazine together (Elliott is almost three, so I was doing the reading) and we came upon a story about a boy in Africa. “What a great opportunity to talk!” I thought. We read the story about the boy and his mosquito eating lizards and then I took his little finger and I placed it on the picture of Africa. I told him that he was touching the place where his little brother lives. He looked at me in amazement. I asked him to say Africa, he did. And then we talked about how mommy and daddy would fly to Africa to get little brother in several months. Elliott was quite enthusiastic about discussing his brother, what he would look like etc. Then he asked me something in his almost three year old speak that I couldn’t quite understand. “What did you say Elliott?” I asked. “What his name?” he repeated. “Well, Elliott we don’t know yet, we can’t decide what his American name will be.” I replied. “Oh..” came back his disappointed statement…. “How about Esau?” Really Elliott, you’re getting all Old Testament on me here! I had a little laugh, but decided to get serious on this name thing. Elliott has already asked me twice about his name since our conversation and suggested Esau twice as well. If we don’t get on this name thing his name is going to end up being Esau.

Our plan is to keep his African name as his middle name and choose an American first name for him. I’m praying about his name, that it will be strong and special. However, everything we think of just isn’t quite right. So give us your suggestions friends and readers… what should we name our sweet little boy?

Whoa.. a new post after a long hiatus

The last couple of weeks have been spent World Changing and celebrating mile stones in the nature of first birthdays. Calvin also attended the Southern Baptist Convention in Orlando sans family and I managed to get locked out of the house (and car!) with the kids on the hottest day of the summer yet. World Changers was a success as usual, when 250 kids give a week of their summer to work on homes and minister and no one falls off the roof, it is always an achievement of great proportions. Coordinating the project tired me out though, I forgot how to manage on 3 hours of sleep a night! Okay, so now that we are all acquainted and caught up again I can move on to blogging about what this blog is about.

We have finally emerged from the paperwork phase. Dossier is going out and we are a waiting family! Now we just wait and pray and pray and wait for a referral. We also fund raise like crazy. We still have a long way to go but there have been some recent blessings that I will blog about soon. A garage sale will also be held in our honor this weekend in Charleston, SC. Please join us in praying for a huge success and beautiful weather. If you are in the Charleston area and would like to support us with a “stuff” donation to the garage sale please contact Gwen (gmcqueen@sc.rr.com) and she will gladly find time to take anything off your hands! Once again, we love and appreciate you all for reading and journeying with us.

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