Sunday, February 27, 2011

end of the trip

Ok, found these pictures on my phone. This is a terrible picture, but last minute I tried to get a picture of the four families and the five children, siblings, that they were adopting from Nicaragua. A couple (link to his blog) sat down across from Amy and myself at the airport in Managua with a young boy. The parents were glowing and the boy couldn't move away from watching the airplane at the window. I turned to Amy and said, I think they just adopted that boy. Amy thought I was crazy and then we heard the boy call them mom and dad. So I asked and that is when this amazing story unfolded. Four families from the same neighborhood were adopting five siblings from Nicaragua! I have only heard of a couple people being able to adopt from Nicaragua and they had all lived in Nicaragua for 3-4 months to get the adoption through. These families had been going down and working in a village somewhere in/around Managua (I think) over the past 3 years. A couple years ago they met the mother of the five children, whom they are adopting, just after she had been diagnosed with cancer. A year or so later on one of the trips the mother was dieing and one of the families promised to take care of her five children. They began paper work and getting permission from extended family to adopt the kids. It sounded like things were going pretty slow and the oldest girl was going to soon turn 16 and wouldn't be able to be adopted. A woman who had retired from doing adoptions ended up helping them out. They all came down and in 12 days were going home with the five children! They said it was due to the girl turning 16 that they were able to push things through and with the help of the woman who had retired from doing adoptions (she had done over 1000 adoptions in her career!) What a miracle. Here is a link to the Mustard Seed Community, that goes down and does the work in Managua, and here is a link to an article about the families who adopted, which I'm going to go read.

From blue skies and 90 degree weather to blue skies and 40 degree weather with snow, sigh.... At least there are blue skies!
My pottery or ceramic that I lugged home with Amy's help! My lizard vase or urn as where my ashes will reside one day - kidding, inside Nicaraguan joke.

Grant's hair before and after his hair cut. I think it looks great, Troy cannot see the 3-4 inches that were cut off and would like it cut a little shorter...

Victor and I attended the Woods Cross Jazz Band concert last wednesday, BYU's jazz band joined them and then performed. All I have to say is wow. The kid that was playing base in this picture was amazing!
Then Friday night my mom had three extra tickets to Viewmont's production of The Scarlet Pimpernel. My favorite musical - runs through this weekend if anyone wanted to go I'd go again : ) I took Morgan and Lexi my little actresses and we enjoyed the show.

Ethan lost two bottom teeth this past weekend, also sporting a nice short haircut : )

And with Gran's birthday on the 7th of March (we are celebrating next week, thus no pics) we were expecting snow. Well, it came. In the six years since have lived here it has snowed every year but one (big rain storm) on his birthday! Love the iphone pictures - but the blur is victor sledding down the neighbors hill.

1 comment:

Wendy said...

Wow! What an amazing community. (Sorry, I'm just commenting now, I don't know how I missed this post!)
Missed you at lunch. I was a lame-o and didn't email reminders. Maybe next month I'll be better?