One of the questions we are asked most often about our adoption process, is what our other children think about it all. Our three-year-old, being well, three, is as excited to have a baby sister as one would expect him to be. He comprehends enough to know her name and photo and where her room will be, but beyond that he is going to need something concrete before fully grasping our family growing by another. Our six-year-old on the other hand has been very tuned in to the process and somewhere along the way has developed a love and heart for the orphaned. And while her passion could match that of any adult, her youth thrives on having something active and tangible to do to help. From lemonade stands to breaking into her own piggy bank, she has taken on the cause of helping us bring home baby Lulu. Even once we are home with our girl, I don’t anticipate the passion in our eldest daughter will wain. We look forward to seeing what grows in her heart for the fatherless in our community and around the world.
Emma has been hard at work creating some one-of-a-kind paintings that she is now selling, with all the proceeds going to help cover the travel expenses we have left for our two trips to Ethiopia. She is pretty fired up about the pieces, and I have to say they are really, really great. Every signed and numbered 🙂 painting is done on 9×12 90lb. watercolor paper and can be purchased for $13 via the paypal link at the bottom of this post or in the sidebar. Thank you so much friends for not only continuing to support our family in this lengthy process, but for encouraging a young artist’s spirit!