Monday, April 27, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

On Sunday April 5th Kingsley, the school and orphange director, had a birthday!!!

It was so fun to what the children singing to him.

He was teasing me because I am older that he is. But in my defense only by about 6 months. Actually I was feeling very old, he and Gloria were amazed that I'm a grandma.

Like a true lady, I will not post my age, and no you can't ask Kingsley how old he is either!!

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pictures of Precious

I am missing this little girl soooo much. So I thought I would post some pictures of our little Precious. Is she a beauty or what???







I also had the awesome opportunity to meet Patience, she is Precious's mother. We were able to go to her home, where she showed us pictures of Precious when she was a baby. This brought me to tears. I would have never in a million years thought I would see pictures of Precious as a baby.
She is so dang cute!!!



I can't wait to get this sweet little girl home!!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Where To Begin

We (Cheryl and I) arrived in Ghana on Wednesday, April 1st. My April fools joke was........no adoption decree. Which means that Precious isn't officially a Larsen yet. I was upset but hopeful that Kingsley would be able to get our decree within the next few days, so that I could still file our I600 while I was in Ghana. But as fate would have it, it wasn't meant to be.

I was however able to spend a lot of time with Precious, meet her mother, see Cheryl meet her girls, watch first hand just how hard Kingsley works, and fall in love with all the children at Luckyhill.

As for our adoption, we ran into a small snag. I won't go into detail, but it is going to take us a little longer before we can bring our sweet Precious home. I have faith that things will work out, and that she will come home.

A Desperate Plea for a Desperate Child
The following is an email that Kingsley the director of the orphanage where Precious is staying sent.

Hello,This is the photos of William, He was burnt some few weeks ago, and his condition is very critical, he can not walk or place feets on the ground. I have sent him to the hospital but still there's no improvement.Kingsley.

Please be aware that the pictures below are of Williams feet, they are graphic





His name is William. He was running and playing, and ran into a field where grass had been burning. Obviously, the fire was still smouldering.They ran out of pain medication, and can only afford to change the bandages every 3 days. If you can spare anything, please click here and donate to Luckyhill through paypal so this child can receive proper medical care. He's about 9 years old, and such a sweet boy.