Thursday, March 27, 2014

My traveling companion- Keith, my son in law- Pretty awesome sharing this with him

Arriving in Ghana

Visiting Kofi's new missions home

Holding his daughter for the very first time 

Playing with all the kids- is one of my favorite things to do when I travel to Ghana.

Always enough room in his arms for one more.

Did not complain that every lunch and dinner our only option everywhere we traveled was chicken and rice : ) 

Uncle Keith holding Shadrach

Even holding the special ones at Osu did not faze him....

I think it is pretty awesome that my son in law and I have now traveled twice together to Ghana. The first trip was a year ago this weekend to pick up Keith and Mary Kate's Milo and Abby. Mary Kate was pregnant and did not want to travel. Then when the opportunity came up for this trip there was no question we would travel once again...Both trips we got some funny looks especially traveling thru immigration. I don't many in our relationship that would even consider traveling together so I feel blessed to have Keith. We actually are a wonderful team and were able to get lots done on this trip...God has brought many children into our family thru bio. birth or adoption or marriage. I feel very close to Keith and these trips have made our bond even more precious.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

My Ghana trip was child heaven for me ...but the reality for the children is it is hard. No family means a desperate and tough life for an orphan but even more for a special needs child

Shadrach the first nite we got to the home. 

This is sweet Sondra who is 13...holding the baby.

Keith holding his son

Nana holding her grandson

Emmanuel in the yellow shirt was a sweet young man who needs a family. Jr on the other end is Sondra's brother. He is 7 and also very nice. Both Sondra and Jr are good students - especially in math.

Keith holding his daughter

Nana holding her granddaughter

Sondra always willing to help and she has such a sweet spirit....

My precious Shadrach with his momma

Asleep in her daddy's arms

These are some precious ones we met at another orphanage

I hope these children get held , and tickled and loved on ....I hope that their faces are wiped clean when they eat, I hope that someone wipes away their tears when they cry or comforts them when they are sick...but their reality is that just does not happen.....No one cares about these children . Can you imagine what life is like for them ? I can't for too long ....please pray about adopting one of them.