Lilypie Waiting to Adopt tickers

Lilypie Waiting to Adopt tickers


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

One day till we are in Bulgaria :O))

Well the day is finally here and shortly we will be heading for the airport. In just one day we will be in Bulgaria and be checking in our hotel (Budapest).**So if you are one of the families that will be staying at the Budapest please ask for our room. I am wanting to meet everyone :O) heading out the door and I will post once we arrive in Bulgaria. :O)

Monday, March 18, 2013

Two Days left :O))

Just two days and we will be in Bulgaria and only one day we will be boarding our plane. This journey started 19 months ago and finally we will begin a new chapter in our journey. Friday will be a day filled of tears and happiness. With all the blessings during our adoption I can not again say THANK YOU enough to each and every person who has helped. Not a day I do not say a prayer in thanks and a prayer to people I have not yet met who have prayed and supported our adoption. Honestly I have never been so blessed in love and support during any of our adoptions.  I know in my heart I will continue to pay forward in advocating for orphanages and the orphans that remain.  Last night as difficult as it was to go to sleep I laid there thinking of when I first thought of adopting. Knowing that part of my heart was being led to each of these children.  As I told my husband during this adoption these two children would be our last children my heart still I feel has much more to give to other children.  But at this moment bringing these two home and getting them healthy and show them they are loved is one of my main concerns.

Last night my oldest and #1son Daniel Paul I have not seen in years came home for a visit.  Daniel we call Danny has 5 sons and lived in PA. With such a distance between us and our work schedules time had slipped by the both of us. As he hugged me I realize just how much I miss my older children.  It has been years since I finally had all my children in the same State and City. Shortly Danny's family will be moving to Louisiana and we will finally once again our family will be together. I remember when my labor had began it was on April Fools Day with many false labors prior going into labor on this one day I could not believe. Even our Lord sometimes has to play a joke on a momma. Silly me I finally had to give in and go to the hospital only to find out yes the time was finally here. Shortly I had a red face screaming son and my life had chance for I was a mother.  One of the greatest gifts my Lord has allow me to have was to become a mother. And also a mother to 13 children.  2 children in Heaven, 4 driving me crazy on earth, 2 step adopted children and our 5 adopted children.  Hard to believe some days. One day during an interview at school I was ask if I ever wanted children and I said yes a dozen but as you know it is a Bakers Dozen (13).  Not yet knowing what the years ahead may bring of other children only our Lord knows.  My heart tells me maybe our days are not yet over in parenting other children. Still again I just do not know at this moment.  Hard to say for my heart says more but my body and mind say OH MY :O0000

As I was purchasing some items for my trip my oldest daughter Samantha was with me. It is hard not to go in the stores without someone stopping her and asking when she is due. She has probably the biggest belly I have ever seen on a pregnant woman.  And then people ask if this is my first grandchild and then I tell them Kayden is number 15 of the bunch.  13 Boys & 1 Girl and another little boy Kayden our #15. With eyes open wide I then am ask how many kids we have and I say 13 and one is a 3 year old and many times they look  at my husband and smile. If they only knew :O))))) Adoption is a word each of our children know and even our youngest of grandchildren know about adoption.  They know just what adoption means and why people adopt. People have many reasons but it all boils down to the one big word "LOVE".  What a wonderful thing to loved but also when your children tell you they love you this is my reward and happiness.
Last night as my oldest son hugged and kiss me I remember him as a child of 5 years. It felt as if I blink my eyes and my son now a man. I pray when the time comes for me to leave our earth I have given it my all. So daily I do what I can and ask our Lord to guide me in accomplishing as much as I can.

Packing**Now getting on to packing our bags.
I probably one again over packed and again probably forgot something we need.  I had made lists for months and put each child's clothing in separate bags as in prior adoptions. I learn while on the plane to have all meds available when needed and once our carry on is in the over head do not plan on getting any of it out for use. Praying for a good seat near a restroom and praying also the flight is not a full one so we an rest with out a big crowd fighting for a restroom. Using a restroom is like a big game on an airplane.  I waited a good 15 minutes only for a pregnant girl to wait behind me and yes I had to step back to let her in first. I remember those days in trying to hold it in and weighing a good 40 pounds or more bearing down on my bladder-just no fun. :o0000 I packed jackets for the kids and ourselves and only praying we do not need them while there. If it is nice I am leaving my jacket behind. Prior to this trip I purchase a new one for only $8.00.  I got one of those bags you can suck the air out so everything I could remove air I did. Making our bags with a lot more room. Only praying the airline do not ask us to open these up. So much  I have learn about airlines and just being one pound over and cost you. So I weigh the heavier ones first and then move items if I have to. I refuse to pay over bag fees. So I weigh at home again and again and again.  we used to get 2 bags but now only the one to check in another to carry on and a purse or diaper bag. We will see and praying no headaches while there checking these bags in. So we decided to check bags in several hours early just in case we have to move things around. Again I had learned the hard way in the pass with luggage.
Each and every time my luggage is lost especially heading to BG.  Why there I do not know :O(( Probably because it is searched and screened because I pack it tightly.  I have allow myself extra days in arriving for lost bags so we will see :O))

Today I am bringing Samantha for her OB check up and praying things look as they should. No major changes that may bring an early birth. Praying the schedule C-section is still as planned and praying she does not go in labor while I am away. Knowing both of us are now new mommas April will be a big adjustment for us both.  New kids and no rest :o000 In both our homes we are both ready. Samantha's nursery is finally complete just adding up the new window blinds and everything is done.  In our home the little beds are ready clothing in the dressers just a few dresses to rehang we are ready.  I have purchase some toddler foods for the house and still not sure what these little ones can eat. I will learn this as we prepare to come back home.
Oh how I wish I could rest today but many last minute things to do. So I must close and tommorrow my last post before we travel. :O)) May our Lord watch over our babies till we are there.  And may he also watch over my children and family here.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Super Whoaaa ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT

So hard to be writing on this beautiful St. Patrick's Day when we should all be outside enjoying this beautiful weather..  Today is my son's Patrick's Big Day. We celebrate this day as his official birthday since we do not know exactly what day Patrick was born. Patrick had been abandon as a baby and left to die on the side of the street with another little one.  We were told later on that the other child was his brother which died shortly after we met them both. 
These photos were taken 2 years ago during Patrick's Big Day.  This day we set aside to remember how much this one child has fought to survive.  The orphanage director had read us Patrick's file when he arrived and it showed during his arrival to the hospital he weighted a mire pound and this was with a blanket.  The Day we met Patrick he weighed under 8 pounds and was mainly a handful of skin and bones covered in Staph.  Not a pretty pretty site to see for all I could see was those big brown eyes.  He laid still and not one did he cry or move. Daily I would walk to his small crib where he laid between 3 other little girls.  The only boy surrounded by 3 other little girls.  Each day I would pick each child up and rock them but one by one they had all died.  On one particular day I was holding one little girl which I named Hope and she took her last breath.  Little by little her breath slowed down as well as my heart had.  I think during this one time in my life I had learned I will never be the same person. This was not the first time I held someone as they had died nor was this the first time I lost someone this small.  Several years ago I had twins and I was very ill. I had deliver my small son and daughter and they die shortly after birth.  Neither child I was able to hold nor did I get to see.  There were no photos taken while I laid asleep. I was told they did not know if I was going die also so they decided it would be best to just use this time in prayer.  It was not my time to leave this precious earth and as I grieved for my two small babies I knew our Lord had plan something else for my life.  In my heart I remember each of the bumps at nights from them and I cherish this. I still have packed away blankets I had made for them. And one day I will get to hold them in my arms.  This one little girl Hope I had prayed and prayed for.  I ask our Lord to please help her and to give her this one chance.  Like most orphans all they need is one chance some HOPE.  But again for little Hope it was not to be.  But her dying made me realize life is as precious as we make it and each and everyday we must cherish our children.  As I carefully handed this little girl over to a caregiver. My arms seem to not want to let go as if I was giving away her only chance at a family.  If only we had came a little sooner.  Sometimes time and love can make a difference. I advocate for Adoption. Not only advocate I try and educate those with their hearts in adopting or incourage others to supporting adopting families.  Not one orphan child I have ever met wanted to be an orphan. I could imagine the pain these children feel daily as they wait and die.

When my husband Gary and I decided to adopt it was not because we did not have children.  We did he had 2 from a prior marriage and I had my 4 living children here on earth and my little ones in Heaven with their father.  A few years after the death of my children I also lost my husband Tim.  It seemed during this time I was to feel pain and it was a very hard time for my family. I can not complain because I was bless to have been apart of each of them and was able to love them.  Sometimes life does not promise you forever nor did it promise happiness. We must take each day and love each day.  I wonder often how do we know when we die? Will we be able to say goodbye with our hearts or leave part of them behind? I often think when my own mother had passed away it was she left her love with me to share with others. And this is one thing about my own mother I will always be thankful for knowing how to love and share love.

Not all people should parent and not all women should conceive a child. There are some women and men that do not consider a life before it is actually born.  But from my heart I can share this will others my two babies I loved and whether they died in my womb or out of my womb they were the most precious gift our Lord has allow me to have. I will cherish the memories of their movements.  I do not understand how a woman could end her own child's life.  It is hard enough for me to drive by a dog or cat that had gotten ran over without crying.  And a baby oh God when I pass Kings Highway there is an Abortion Clinic it is called Hope Medical.  Why the word Hope I will never know.  Because I would love to know where the Hell is the hope for this child that has been killed.  Across from it my husband worked each day and each day I dropped him off for work I cried for these babies. I wonder what these women were thinking?  As my own daughter Samantha worries about carrying her child to full term another woman kills her own baby. I pray for each and every baby, I also pray for these women for their selfishness.

Later  on today I will post a few updated photos this evening of Patrick and the children. I was not trying to get off subject but Patrick fought to live and when I think of the years I worked my bottom off to keep him alive I get sick knowing others just do not care. I love my son, I love each of my children.  Not a one child I love more than the other. I would die before I would give up on my child or children. I would fight and do just what our Lord expected of me to do. Not a day goes by I do not pray for each child and fight for them to be healthy.  And during this fight I am never alone for I am holding hands with our Lord.  Not a day goes by he is not there nor has he not be there for me or my family.  On this beautiful St. Patrick Day I ask you to give that one extra hug and kiss for your child.  Call you parents tell them you love them.  Not only tell them share how much they have meant to you.  One day we will and may not have this chance again. 

Just 3 more daysssssssssssssssssssss. Just 3 more days and we are off to see our babies.  And I ask each and everyone reading my posts.  In your heart do you believe? I mean do you actually and honestly believe in our Lord?  If you do not then I ask you place your hand over your heart for he has kept it beating with his love.....

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Four more days :O))) whoaaa

We are ready-ready and praying these next couple of days pass us quickly. Tuesday morning we will wake up and head to the airport to check our bags in early.  Once this is out of the way we can stop off and get us a quick bite to eat before going through security. Our flight will leave at 1:27pm and will arrive the following day at 1:20 pm Wednesday. I have checked and double checked each bag and also weighed them all to ensure we are not over in weight. Even a pound can make a difference. Praying that we are able to bring our stroller without any additional fees. We have not raised any funds for our duffle bags so we will have to leave these behind unless we are able to raise the additional funds to bring them.

Earlier in the week we received an email to upgrade our hotel room to a much larger room and also save $6.00 per day.  This $6.00 will also help in our food budget :O) times by 10 days a big savings.  Once we are there we will need to purchase 2 car seats to travel with the kids. Bulgaria has now finally passed a law that all children are required to be in a car seat. Since we will need one for our return flight we will purchase 2 there in Sofia or Razgard and also  2 single baby strollers. 

At the hotel we will be staying at HOTEL LES there is a large park, swing sets and a nice playground so the first day they are out we are able to play with them and they can feel comfortable before our drive back to Sofia. That Saturday we will drive back to our hotel and have dinner with several other adopting families.  There is a total of 8 families some also picking up their children and some visiting their children for the first time.  I am looking forward to finding meeting the faces I have been chatting with this pass year. :O))

I know once again I have over packed way to many clothes for the children.  Trying to make sure we have enough clothing.  But with the diapers we are going buy them while in Sofia at the grocery shops. Again we are trying to prevent from packing another bag.  Each additional bag will cost $100 each and buying them there we can also keep from having to pack them.

My daughter Samantha is due on April 16th and her doctor schedule her C-section for April 9th.  Little Kayden during last visit was transverse position and his placenta right over the top of her cervix. So praying she does not have any more early labor signs.  Each week she has a visit with her doctor and this last one her blood pressure high as well as her sugar levels. So pray while we are away Samantha and Little Kayden do well.  My biggest worry when I leave.

Trying to make sure everything is in order.  Preparing Chrissie so when we leave she is not upset. Last time she cried while I was away. Just a momma's girl :O))) Makayla's school hours have been cut down to 3 hours so she will be able to help with Chrissie and keep her company and Skype us when we are on during their day hours. Amazing how we can see our family being on the other side of the world and also during dinner time chat as they eat. Almost like being at home.

Once I am in Sofia I will post photos of our hotel and also a day to day in posts. 
Again just 4 more days :O))))))))))) whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Friday, March 15, 2013


All the bags are packed, airline tickets purchased, hotels booked we are READY-READY.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013




Saturday, March 9, 2013

Flying and tickets

With the tickets now purchased and on a week and a few days left we will be on our way to Bulgaria.
Our GOTCHA DAY IS  MARCH 22ND.  I would break this down in hours or minutes but it is hard enough just counting these couple of days. We decide to make an travel chart for Chrissie and Christian for how many days are left till we travel but also how many days till we return home with Jake and Genie-beane.
Nineteen months will have passed by the time we have our final pick up. There has not been one day since the beginning of our adoption I have not worried about them both or missed them. I love these little tappers.

Honestly this is where I get all my grey hairs this little group.
Their orphanage is one of the nicer orphanages and the caregivers are all wonderful and caring. But still I worry about their health and them daily.  They now know that a family is coming for them and I imagine they are asking questions.  In a prior visit and through my friends Jamie and Lori B. I have sent a photo books and gifts to them. But still it is not the same as being able to see them regularly as we had during our visits.  I miss being able to talk and hold them. So much I wish I could have done with them.  Just being able to take them to get them passport photos it was nicer.  Daily they stay in the orphanage and only go out during trips to the hospital for medical care.  Sad knowing they only get to see outside the walls of their orphanage is when a doctor is running tests on them. So I pray when we pick them up they do not think it will be a medical visit.  Our pickup day is March Friday the 22nd and on the following Monday they will visit the Medical Clinic for their Exit Exam in Sofia.  With prior medical exam with Chrissie this took less than 30 minutes and that same day we also went to the Passport Office to obtain their Passport's home.

Camren and Devin "The Isley' Brothers"
Our sweetie-pie Christian-Keith
Our grandson Camren  & this grandchild will be the death of me.
We are arriving a few days early so we can prepare everything so when we pick them up Friday and purchase what foods they may need and supplies.  We will purchase them both a new car seat and two strollers if they do not allow us to bring the stroller we have from home. I refuse to pay $100 to bring a stroller when I can purchase a stroller there for them for much less. Our hotel will arrange to have to small baby cots for them to both sleep in. I had went ahead and booked a hotel room prior to us departing.  This way I know the room size and the cost. I also will have it paid for upfront and all I have to do when departing is to pay for meals in hotel.  Booking through a website we can receive 15% off all our meals and stay 10 days for the price of 5 if booked when arriving.  We were also able to upgrade to a much larger room for the same price as a small double room. The perks of prior traveling to the same hotel. Our attorney booked our hotel in Razgard Bulgaria and we also receive 15% off our meals while staying over night.  We will travel out early Friday morning arrive at the orphanage and then check in our rooms.  I kept the same hotel room at the Budapest so we did not have to bring all our luggage.  I have 2 carry on bags packed just for this night and also if our luggage should be lost we are also covered.  With Chrissie's adoption they lost all our bags and we had to run out and buy things for us and her. And the following day travel to pick her up. Things in the Mall there are very high verses the open markets on the streets or small shops.  Be careful and learn the currency and how to convert funds in your head.  All transactions of exchanging funds do this at a bank. Never-never on the streets.  Also have the hotel staff book any and all taxis services for you while there.  Whether it is OK Taxis of not please be careful if you decide to just jump into a cab.   We left in a cab from Budapest but we were thinking ti would be okay to take one that looked the same an OK Cab back.WRONG.. It is better to ask hotel because this one cab driver wanted to charge us 25 levas instead of the 5 we paid just getting there.  Trying to make a few $$ on us thinking we would not know.  I gave him $10 and told him bye... So drove off.

One reason why Gary and I do not go out on Friday Night or anynights. Baby sitting:O)
Thinsg I wish I have known and love to share with others.
  Okay food at Budapest and in Bulgaria I am going cover in a post and also day by day.
I will also in detail go over packing.
Booking a ticket and what to do in an airport when coming back with your child.
And also a little of everything I wish I had known before traveling to BG.
Every little thing helps when traveling and I love to learn from others also.
Ziplock bags and reusable shopping bags a must there.
Carry a coin purse for smaller coins because you will need one.
When convert dollars to levas get several smaller ones for tips and small purchases.
I use to carry a calculator but my math is good in converting dollars to levas in my head.
When I leave I check the current exchange rate and then I can figure out what an item is prior to purchase.
When I shop I add everything on a calculator so I can compare it to the reigister to have the funds out before
I check out.
Large purchases in stores I use a Debt Card so I have record also of what I purchased for our adoption.
Our sweet girls
I keep every receipt in a ziplock bag and record each purchase in a small book I bring.
Suggestion that you keep a journey of everywhere you go and also carry with a small map where ever you go. Keep with you a business card of the hotel where you are staying.

My son and granddaughter Kaitlyn 6 months apart in age.
I have travel during my entire life and I can not say just how many countries I have been to and how long.
Katilyn my first and only granddaughter,Devin & Camren
While growing up with a family from England, Ireland and the US we have been to most of all Western Europe and Eastern Europe.  A few times in the middle East but of all places I love the US the most.  Growing in England as a child I love the day to day life of the country side. Open markets and crisp air much like Bulgaria country.  I found that each place I have been there is so much beauty and also everywhere there has not been anyone one person I have not liked. Patrick my son seems to find a friend everywhere he goes. And during each of my trips I love his company. He is amazing and a very loving son. Yes I have been very blessed with sweet children.  Now I am a mother of just 11 children :O))) Yes 11 beautiful loving children and also I have 12 grandchildren and ONE ON THE WAY ANYTIME :O)) our littlest Kayden Wayne.

And yes there is our Little Chrissie :O)))

Kayden is due on the 9 of April and he will delivered on the first of April. So yes we are cutting our travels very close to his birth.  So praying that little Kayden waits till his grandma is home.   So much to be thankful for..

Friday, March 8, 2013

13 Days & Who's counting???

With just thirteen days left we have been busy-busy.

This weekend we are going try and locally fundraise to  raise a few extra dollars
so we can purchase some items for the little ones while there.
We just created a Donate Button just for our Duffle Bags.
By clicking on the Donate Button you can donate to sponsor one bag or part of a bag.
Each Duffle Bag cost $100 a piece to fly through United Airlines.
** Please I ask if you donate towards the Duffle Bags use our Donate Button on the corner of our Blog.
Every dollar is appreciate and will be used towards transporting these Duffle's. 

All other donations you can donate direct to our Children's Adoption Fund on Reeces Rainbow.
We still have medical exams and final travel expenses during our stay.
Much of this week involved medical appointments and children at home being ill.
Our little grandson Christian has been really ill.  So please I ask everyone to please keep Christian in your prayers and also his mother Samantha and her little unborn son Kayden.
Makayla is still under doctor's care and we will have a complete work up once we return from BG as well as the new little ones Genie-Beane & Jake. With all of these sweeties we are blessed in LOVE.


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Duffle Bags & Travel

We have to keep these funds separated from our RR Account.
 Glad to say all our bags are packed and we are ready to leave.
And as of today we have 2 Weeks or 14 Days :O)) till we leave.
There is still a lot to do around our home before I leave and I am wanting to get as much done as I can.
It seems I am always cleaning something or having to do something.
This way when I return I can catch up on the time away from the children at home.
Also this will give me some extra time of not having to clean as much and I can devote all of my attention towards our new little ones
I have packed a few more Duffle Bags we can bring with us and they are $100.00 a piece for us to bring. Trying to bring as many Duffles as we can. So please when you donate PM me if you need a receipt of the duffle.

I have to make this post short because I am heading out the door with my oldest daughter for another Sonogram of Baby Kayden.  Praying Kayden waits till we return home so I am there during his birth.
Posting a little more later today....

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


We are now down to our last final weeks to travel and through out this last 18 months I have been collecting donations for the little ones that will remain.  I have packed tightly 3 large Duffle bags full of donations for the children and also some things for the caregivers.  Each bag will cost $100.00 checked in through United Airlines and I can send you a receipt for the Duffle Bag that you sponsor and this can be used as a donation. As many people know these children receive very little and much of these donations are medical supplies and diapers. 

Our trip has been schedule for us to depart on March 19th and arrive March 20th.  Our Gotcha Day will be on March 22nd. During the time between we will be visiting with friends we met in Bulgaria. Depending on the internet I can not promise immediate posting of our days.  But I know I will be able to share photos of the children each day.

After having to readjust our budget once again funds will be tight during our trip so please all donated funds please donate on our Paypal Button.  While we are there all donations to our Button we will use for our stay and also purchasing a few extra things for the children's orphanage.

Again I want to thank each and everyone of you that has helped our family during this last 18 months.
May the next two weeks go quickly so I can hold our babies in my arms..
God bless and sending my love to all...
Denise Peddington Davis

Monday, March 4, 2013


Well between all the sniffling, sore throat & headache still trying to make sense of our airline travels. Good news we have tickets to make it to Bulgaria now the part of just coming home with a ticket for the kids. ;'o( why does everything have to seem so darn difficult.  After careful planning on checking flights all most every other day in fares, flights etc.  It seems that the return flights to Shreveport are all booked.  Next stop will be we will fly into Houston and then drive several hours back home. Hard enough with a long flight but now also we many long forward to a very long drive. At least it will be in the evening and the kids will probably sleep on the way home.  Just having to go through Customs and Immigrations this will delay us also another hour of waiting. I just want to bring them both home that is all I want at this moment.  And then Airline fees have went up.. I can not win it seems.  First we will purchase our tickets and then we will worry about the  hotels.
Not a lot we can do but secure what tickets we can.  So we will be departing on March 19th and then returning home during Easter..  So please I ask you pray for our travels and our journey.  May our little ones be healthy and happy to see us. 

At this moment Gary and I are the sick ones. Not from getting sick off the kids it is this weather we are having here. HOT COLD HOT COLD when will we just have a little normal or regular weather. This way our bodies can adjust and maybe actually be able to breathed.  Sniffles and runny noses. Nothing like seeing a Grandma and Grandpa sniffling and coughing their lungs out. And then a dozen or so Grandkids running all around wild.

Hard to believe yes in two weeks we will be boarding our flight :O))
This long journey in bringing our babies home is real.
Pinch me now I say each day in JOY..
I have been so thankful for each and every person along the way who has helped us.
If I only knew how to individual thank each person I would.
But I want you to know from my heart we are thankful.
Not just thankful with your kind support but your support and love.
Our Lord as kind as he is he has shown me true friends and true love from others.
I am also wanting to say from my heart thank you from our babies in Bulgaria.
Both of these children will be reminded each day of their young lives they were loved by many.
Again I thank you from my heart...
God Bless and please continue to pray as we end the adoption journey and the start of our babies new lives.
Much Love
Denise Peddington Davis

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Budget and Rebudget when will it end?

It seems as careful as we plan it is always something.  Finding tickets to bring these two children home have been so stressful.  Getting there is okay but coming back another problems and now the rate for our children's airline tickets have more than tripled. Friday we were quoted per ticket $1900 for each child when originally it would be about $600 from GR. We have been checking other travel agencies and on Monday pray we are able to find one in our budget.  So now it seems we will be using the funds set aside for hotels for airline.  Currently we have to book our Airline tickets or we can not be scheduled to travel.  So when the time comes for travel we pray we have the remaining funds for hotels.  I know it will all work out and our Lord has been so kind during our adoption to helping us over this mountain of worries.  It is just so upsetting we have been working with travel agents and agencies through out our adoption and now it seems the rates keep going up.  If there was away I would just swim there to be with them and honestly I just want our babies home.  I am so tired of all the worries, tears and time of waiting. There has not been a day I have not thought of either of them or miss them both.  Please pray for us during these last weeks of waiting. Also share our blog to help raise now hotel and travel funds. With each day my prayers are getting stronger and stronger and I pray these days pass quickly. Please if you donate I ask you use our Donate Buttons so we can use these funds during our travels.  These funds will be used towards hotel and travel funds.. God Bless and thank you for praying and thinking of our children as the days get closer to picking them both up.