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We are Stuart and Jessie - a couple imperfectly pursuing God's will for our family, which so far has included having and loving 3 children, getting debt free, and now pursuing an international adoption.
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Monday, January 9, 2012

Saving Little Roland...

Yes, Stuart and I are still working on our adoption process.
No, we are not adopting Roland.

But a friend of ours is and she needs support!

Stuart and I went to college with Alexis (her cousin and I were comm majors together).  She was valedictorian of our senior class, and if I remember correctly, she dyed her hair pink before graduation and it made some of the higher-ups pretty mad.  =)

She's awesome like that.  So awesome, in fact, that she and her husband have committed to adopt an incredible little boy, Roland.

But they need some serious support - both spiritually and financially.

You see, Roland was born with Arthrogryposis - a condition that deforms his limbs.

Alexis and her husband know this condition well, as their absolutely adorable (and hilarious!) daughter was born with it.  And despite being told by several doctors that their daughter would never walk, these two parents allowed God to work through their dedication to produce a miracle - at the young age of 4 years old, she is a walking machine.  Visit http://www.laeliasky.com/ to see what I mean.

Watching how they've raised their daughter Laelia has me convinced that little Roland needs to get into their arms as quickly as possible.  Every day he stays in an orphanage in another country is another day he goes without necessary therapy.

Well, and another day his mommy goes without holding him.

So if you have a dollar or two to spare, or a minute or two to pray, please jump on over to their blog and do what you can.  Because they're working with the organization Reese's Rainbow, all donations are tax-deductible.

Roland's blog:  http://gettingawesleyinedgewise.blogspot.com/

P.S.  They are currently running a fundraiser (until January 25th).  Instructions are on the blog and there is some neat stuff to be had!

On another note, I am not doing this post to gain any entries.  This post is solely dedicated to bring awareness to an orphan who is separated from his home merely by finances.


  1. Alexis IS awesome! I hope someday to meet their little ones. I've been praying so hard for them to get the funds that they need! The Lord has trully blessed their family.

  2. I absolutely agree! Our prayers are with them, too.