Sunday, February 10, 2013

Friends Are Blessings

I have been contemplating what to write for this post for the last two days. I feel like every time I think I have the right words I lose them. It's important for me to get the words right because I want the people I am dedicating this post to know just how much they mean to not only me, but my entire family.

You see when we first started out adopting Milana we gained many amazing new friends. One such friend and her family live about 2 miles from our house. I met her three years ago when she showed up on my doorstep one day out of the blue with an outfit for Milana. She also bought a matching outfit for the little girl she was adopting. Since coming home Milana and Nadia have become BFF's.

Not only have Kristin and I become good friends, but our children have become close as well. Kristin's daughter Josi recently had her birthday party and invited Riley & Peyton. They were so excited to go to Josi's party and they had a blast. When it was time to come home they were so disappointed :(

Josi is an amazing young lady. You see, instead of asking for anything for her birthday Josi collected "Dollars for Danny" in order to help us bring our son home! When I heard that Josi was doing this I of course cried because I am afterall a crier. I told Chris about this right away and he agreed that our friends and their children were amazing! We can't thank them enough for all of their love, support, and prayers.

When I got to their house to pick the girls up from Josi's house yesterday she hugged me and told me that she prays for Danny every night. As if collecting money to help bring him home isn't a big enough gift this sweet, sweet girl is praying for him to come home! Josi you are such a gift!!! Thank you so much for helping us! Thank you to your Mom and Dad for being so amazing! I love you crazy girl!!!


  1. What a beautiful story, Jenn. Happy Birthday to Josi, too. What a sweet girl and great family.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. This made me cry. You are so sweet to say such nice things about Josi! We consider meeting you guys as one of the biggest benefits of adopting and we can't wait for "Danny" to be part of our very special 'circle'!