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Blankets before and after packed

We made 30 blankets to take to the orphanage in Africa. After my mom took care of them, they are going to take up a lot less space in our suit cases


So exciting now that we are starting to pack things that we are taking to the orphanage!

Today my mom and I were putting Christmas stuff away, and while we were doing it I was just thinking that it’s ONLY 5 DAYS UNTIL WE GO TO AFRICA!!! I can’t believe it! I am seriously about to cry I’m so excited. The things I’m excited for is seeing the little kids, and their smiling faces. I just want to meet Jamari and see his personality and see how he reacts to us. I want to see the kids faces as they get their sock monkeys and blankets and SWING SET(S)! Just getting  to Africa is just sooooo exciting. It’s been a long journey but it’s finally here! Even  thought it’s 22 hours on a plane and 17 hours in an airport its all worth it. I’m just hoping it goes by fast.

I was so excited (okay sorry I’ve said “excited” a lot, Im just so excited!) when we started packing gifts for the little kids and my own clothes and items to go. I’m just scared I’m going to forget something, but that always happens to me even if I’m just going to Calgary.

Now I’m sitting here writing this while my mom’s telling me about scabies! Ugh now she’s freaking me out, and she made me itchy, haha. In Jamari’s new photos he looks way more healthy and he’s getting chubby! He’s finally smiling and it looks like he’s having fun hanging out with the older boys. His little face and EYES just melt me every time I look at him. I’m so excited to go get him and I just can’t wait!

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I have achieved my goal to raise enough money for everything I need to make the trip (flight, shots, etc).  Plus, my original goal was to make enough extra that I could take some gifts over with us for the kids as well.  Thank you to the incredible generosity of so many people we are able to do that.  As you can see in my photos, we are taking many gifts with us, but I realized we are going to be able to do much more for these wonderful kids!

I am still working to raise more money.  While we are in Africa, we have someone that is going to take us shopping for the orphanage.  Depending on how much more I can raise will depend on what I can do for the orphanage, but my plan is to buy and along with my family, assemble a swing-set / play area at the orphanage.

It’s the incredible support from all of you that is making this possible.  We are going to make some children very happy!  Thank you to everyone for your help and support!

If you would like to support me in this cause, please click the “make a donation” button in the top right of this page.  Thank you!

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