I am so happy to announce Albina's forever family today! Meet the Jolly's..
This wonderful family is now listed on Reece's Rainbow, and I hope you will follow their journey HERE.
Shortly after our giveaway for Albina ended in June, Jonana contacted me...we exchanged emails many times, and then one night this message ended up in my inbox:
Thank you for advocating for (Albina)!!
Provided the Lord continues to open the doors that we feel He's opening, she's going to have a big brother named Matthew who is 10 and a big sister named Gracie who is going to be 5 in about a month. She's going to live in Mississippi and have a sweet southern accent and learn about Jesus and go to church and have a Christmas stocking and birthday cakes with her name on them and learn how to say "Go Dawgs" at Mississippi State football games. (I just thought you would like to know....)
Friends, I know you don't need me to tell you- but this email could be addressed to each one of you who gave to Albina. Lily's blog may be a venue that God is using to help orphans on RR, but YOU are the driving force behind all that is happening for them. Each and every one of you who gave to Albina- or Olga or Peter or Kareen or Artem- has a share in the wonderful adventure that is advocacy and orphan rescue. I am so very thankful to be a tiny part of what is happening for Albina, but truth be told this is a joint effort- and without the faithful giving and support of hundreds of readers, these kinds of miracles wouldn't be happening.
I also just wanted to say a quick word of thanks to Mitch and Ginny...and I know you wanted to be anonymous, but you can send me an email about that later:) Your generosity to match donations for Albina was an amazing and gracious and overhwelmingly beautiful gift that had this little mama's jaw dropping. I am blessed to now call you my friends, and I hope you know how very much I appreciate your kind words and support. Even if you don't root for my Beav's ;)
And finally- please don't miss yesterday's giveaway winner below...and Lily's first word!
P.S. Jonana- can't wait to come to Mississippi and experience all things southern;)