December 13, 2012
First of all, I just want to say thanks to all of you who "Cyber Shopped" for Sydney! I know it was hard work making all of those purchases! We continue to move along in our homestudy process slowly, but surely. Sometime soon I want to write a post about what the whole process really looks like, just to give you an idea about all of the things that we'll be doing over the next several months. I wanted to write this blog post yesterday, but just didn't get the chance. I wanted to tell you all about two really AWESOME things that happened on 12/12/12!
1. The USA got two new citizens yesterday!!! My Cousin's, Jennifer and Brandon Willis came home with their TWO DAUGHTERS, from the same city where Sydney is! Welcome Home, Dasha and Emily Willis!!! If you want to find out more about their journey you can check out Jennifer's blog here.
2. Our AMAZING friend and Christy Award Winning Author, Jill Williamson, gave us a very generous gift! A couple of weeks ago she let us know that she was getting ready to release a short e-novella as part of her "New Recruit" book series and that she would like to donate ALL of her proceeds from that e-book to help us bring Sydney home! Needless to say, we were completely overwhelmed with her generosity and are beyond grateful that she and her family wanted to do this for us! What an awesome blessing! So, yesterday, on 12/12/12 the e-novella was released on Amazon! The e-book is also available for the Nook and Kobo.
Jill is a wonderful Christian Teen Fiction writer! In her own words her stories are "weird!” They are speculative fiction, which is fantasy, sci fi, time travel, supernatural, paranormal, alternate history, dystopian, steampunk, or anything else WAY out of the ordinary. Her books are also fun, easy reads for adults too! So, if you love to read, have teens, tweens, or friends that love to read please encourage them to check out Chokepoint: Mini Mission 1.5!
P.S. Just in case you were wondering, you CAN still continue to use our Amazon link for any shopping you may have left to do for the holidays or even after. The link will always be available here on our blog until we get to bring Sydney home FOREVER!!