They waited to tell Everett he had a family until our dossier was logged into Beijing…
And we are LID. October 13.
So he knows. We got confirmation from someone who visited him that he knows he has a family.
I cannot imagine being 13, orphaned since 6, and finding out a piece of information like that. We’ll have to ask him someday what it was like.
Thanks for thinking of us! And thanks for thinking of me this week as I have our 5 kids by myself. Getting out the door this morning had to be one of the worst mornings I’ve ever seen. The kids all really miss their mom, and it’s only been two days. Tammy is taking a course at TCU in Fort Worth this week and will be back on Sunday.
FINANCIAL UPDATE: A generous donor has given the full $3000 to enable us to receive our $3000 matching grant from Lifesong. AND we have been given another $4000 matching grant from an individual donor so that additional gifts given to us through Lifesong will continue to be doubled, isn’t that fantastic? So far about half of an estimated $30,000 of bills have come in, and these gifts are really, really going to help put a dent in those. We’re grateful for a Dad Who Provides.
If you would also like to participate in helping bring Everett home, here’s what you need to know from Lifesong:
Checks should be payable to “Lifesong for Orphans. In the memo, note “family name” and “family account number” (Johnson #5459) to assure it goes to the correct account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744. Lifesong has been blessed with a partner that underwrites all U.S. administrative and fundraising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption.
To pay online go to www.lifesongfororphans.org/give/donate. Select “Give to an Adoptive Family.” Complete the online form and fill in “Family Account Number” and “Family Name” fields. Note PayPal charges an administrative fee (2.9% + $.30 USD per transaction). Your donation will be decreased by the amount of this fee.
NOTE: In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to the named non-profit organization. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.
Individual donations $50 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Receipts for donations under $50 will gladly be sent upon request. Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization.
Thanks! Dann, Tammy, Enoch, Haddie, Elijah, Eden, Hope and soon Everett