Dear Friends and Family,
Wow it is difficult to believe that one week from today we will likely be on our way to the airport, preparing to fly to Albania. We can’t wait to meet our daughter, Kiara. As many of you already know Kiara was born 5 weeks premature and she also has Down syndrome. She is 22 months old today. We will likely be in Albania on her 2nd Birthday November 11.
Ten out of the twelve of us will be traveling to Albania. Jared is in Texas looking for a job and Kayla will stay home to work and hold down the fort here. She will be caring for our pony, 12 chickens, puppy and 3 cats and her own horse too. Tim will be staying in country for 4 to 6 weeks and the rest of us will be staying for 7 to 9 weeks. We will be living in a third floor apartment in the middle of a town. We will also be visiting Kiara’s orphanage for up to 6 hours a day. This trip will be quite the adventure for all of us.
Please pray that God would continue to raise the funds we need in order to travel and that he would also help all of us adjust to living in a foreign country for so long.
Thanks to all of you for your help with our Both Hands project which has helped us raise most of the support we need in order to travel.
Thank you for your friendship and for your prayers,
In the grip of His grace,
Tim and Dawn
Mother of 13 and writes this blog.