Photo Fun

With the unveiling of our video on Friday, and posting my Sponsor a Child challenge yesterday, the blog has been without its usual load of Odette pictures.  I’m not sure if ya’ll (sometimes I think it would be fun to be from the south and get to say ya’ll all the time) are interested in our boring day-to-day pictures, but I know that the grandmas read the blog diligently and they can’t get enough of Miss Odette.

Here is a hodgepodge (learned today that is one word) of Congolese-princess fun.

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Ice cream with friends visiting from out-of-town.  These 2 were some of Odette’s biggest prayer warriors.

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Odette’s first fortune cookie. Appropriate.

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All dressed up so Mommy and Daddy could do Godparent duty at precious baby Ryan’s baptism.

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Painting a birdhouse to hang in the tree

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Insisting on dressing herself

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First trip to Chuck E Cheese with friends

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Rediscovered her backpack and talking lots about Odette school

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Wild bunch at our church’s festival

Don’t forget to take part in my sponsorship challenge.  One new child has been sponsored.  (Thanks Jen and Erik!)  We need 4 more or the blog will go dark.  I got this email reminder today.

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One more thing…

Tomorrow Odette finally goes to the International Adoption Clinic.  Say a prayer for her as I’m sure it will involve a few needles.  We’ve got a number of concerns to address, with the biggest being figuring out a cause of her systemic bone loss.  Then there’s still the belly bloat that we can’t seem to shake.  I am very optimistic that the specialists will provide us answers and direction.

I’ll keep you posted,

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9 thoughts on “Photo Fun

  1. the family pic from the baptism is a great one! 🙂 have you had her baptised yet? i know you told me you went to the “prep class” at church. i’m sure i would have read about it and seen pics if you had! 😉

  2. I did it! I am sponsoring a child from Uganda. I don’t have any information about the child I sponsored yet, but I went through Amazima.org. 😀 I am praying to adopt some day. Some day soon. God keeps telling me to be patient.

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  3. We are going to do it!! We are going to sponser a child! I got the ok from my husband; i am so happy!
    He says i have to wait till the end of the month cause money is tight till then, but come the first we are doing it!
    I am going with world vision and i have a paper with about nine names on it. It is heartbreaking to try to narrow it down but i know i need to. I couldnt sell him on two and its probably wise. …for now:)

    Thank you again for this extra push! Its a wonderfull thing that you are doing:)

    I will give you a final name decision soon!

    • Haha obviously i ment to comment on your other post but you get the idea:)
      Sorry im using my phone and it gets things wonky sometimes lol

      • So actually it is 11 names and ive only been able to narrow it down to 10. How did you do this??? How did you decide??

      • I actually decided on our sponsored child because I thought she looked a little like Odette. 🙂 When we sponsored our first child through Amazima we just selected age and got assigned one. If only they could all have sponsors!!

        Thanks again! Sarah

      • Actually one of the ones on my list is there cause she looks like odette too:)

        But yeah, i agree; i wish so many more people would get on board. When you think about what we give up to do it (soda, a trip to the movies, an expensive dinner or a couple nights of takeout) it is NOTHING.

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