That tiny, sweet boy of mine. Oh, how I LOVE him!
He is silly.
He is hilarious, and he knows it.
He is attentive.
He is weird, like his mom. Ha!
He is all boy! My little man.
He gives the best hugs!
He gets me. And I get him.
He will be a terrific big brother.
Because he knows how to love.
He can definitely hold up his end of the conversation.
Oops. Looks like he's a little ticklish!
He can't get enough kisses from his mommy. It's not possible!
He has the sweetest little voice you can imagine.
He's a complete monkey baby, just like his little sister.
He's our missing piece.
And soon, so very very very soon, he will be home!!!
My friend, Michaela, and I will be boarding a plane to Bulgaria in less than two weeks. In less than two weeks I'll be breaking my little guy out and bringing him home!
But before I can do that, before we can go...we could use your help once again.
A couple months ago I had thought we were just about fully funded. I stopped fundraising, as I knew gifts would continue to trickle in and I didn't want to ask for more than we needed.
But, since that time, with the counsel of a few wise friends, I made the decision to bring a friend along with me on this trip. Tony's been in a bad place for a long time, and this could potentially be a difficult week for both of us. We may need the extra hands, and the company of a friend who loves us can only help.
Additionally, plane tickets are through the roof expensive right now. I used my credit card today to book our flights, and for the three of us the cost was $5,209.67.
On top of those larger expenses, there was also a miscommunication somewhere along the way, and the TB test that we were told Tony would not need (because of his age), he does need. Another $260.
We received a couple of generous gifts from friends this weekend, for which we are so, so thankful. Unexpected gifts, and blessings of encouragement. Thank you (you know who you are)!
We're not too far off, really, but could use your help just the same. My hope and prayer is that the Lord would provide another $3,000 to help cover the cost of our travel expenses. Will you prayerfully consider helping to bring Tony home? Or helping to spread the word about our need? We appreciate it more than you know.
On the righthand side of this blog there are two working donation buttons where you can give electronically. If you donate through Reece's Rainbow, your donation will be tax deductible. A small percentage of your gift is taken by Paypal if you give in either of these ways. If you would love to send a check instead, let me know in the comment section and I'll get our address to you.
I can't wait for you all to meet this brave, spunky, precious, one of a kind little guy.
Lots of love to all of you.