Thursday, July 14, 2011

Announcing Albina's forever family...

Many of you have given and prayed for and blogged for this beautiful little girl...


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!

Happy Thursday!

P.S. Jonana- can't wait to come to Mississippi and experience all things southern;)

20 comments:

Mandy said...

We are thrilled! I'm really tempted to wake Julianna up to tell her about Albina's family! Can't wait to follow this family's journey and see Albina come home to her FAMILY!

nicole said...

What a beautiful family Albina is being blessed with ~ praise God!! One "more" sweetie is getting a family because of little Lily's blog ~ maybe that's what she was talking about.

Bear Creek Mama said...

YEAH! Thanks so much for letting me know. I can't wait to follow her continuing story and am thrilled at what God is doing!
Trying not to be selfishly sad :-)
Blessings,
Leslee

Lisa said...

So happy to read about this :)! And so excited for Albina!! You're doing great work, Patti. xo

Anna Theurer said...

I have been waiting for this news and I am SO happy that you can share it now. The Jolly family. Their last name is just perfect for this happy occasion. I am so very happy for them and for dear Albina :-)

Mari Bryant- Marks said...

Thank you so much for the happy news!!! I still want her for my own, but since that's not in the cards, I'm glad she has such a sweet family to come home to :)

Mrs. K said...

Praise God for the Jolly's. HIP HIP HOORAY!!! Grinning from ear to ear, tears of joy flowing.

Nicole said...

Praise the Lord! My heart is full tonight!

Katrina said...

Very exciting. Love seeing all those little ones getting forever families.

Christine said...

Tears... of joy, of course :) You are an angel for what you do...

Pallavi said...

So happy to see their picture.
I checked her profile and saw the 'my family found me' tag.. So eager to see the family...

Happy happy :)

Jane@flightplatformliving said...

ok, I am reading about a family i have never met adopting a child i have never met, advocated for by a beautful friend ptti who again i have never met and my tears of joy are dropping onto the computer as i type! isnt blogworld amazing, we get to help miracles and see them come to be! thankyou to everybody who helps and allwos me to see God on this earth! now to go and sort out my facem streaming makeup and drippy nose! x

Rochelle said...

Thank the Lord! She will finally get to smile!! :D

cathy said...

God Bless them & you, my friend!

xoxo
cathy

Lori said...

So so happy!! Brandon is going to be thrilled!! Going to check out their blog now!!

Erin B said...

I've been "patiently" waiting for this amazing news. Sweet Albina now has an awesome team that will be working to bring her home! What wonderful news for this wonderful day. Thank you God for Albina's new hope.

Mama Keene said...

This is amazing news! I am so excited to watch Albina's journey home, God is great :)

Heidi Ehle said...

What wonderful news!!!! :) I needed this today......

Ginger said...

Praise the Lord!!!

tekeal said...

this is wonderful news!! thank you again for doing your BIG "little" part...