Please don’t give me a platform to describe myself. I could go on, vibrantly and with gusto, until your ears go numb.
I am, among other things, a forty-something, urban-dwelling wife and mother with an affinity for living the life less traveled. I believe that the world has plenty enough people already, and that the more-than-143-million children currently living in orphanages and foster homes throughout the world deserve permanent, loving families. In an effort to practice what we preach, my family and I have over the past few years hosted 9 children, ages 12-17, from Latvian and Ukrainian orphanages and foster homes.
For a thousand reasons, we did not expect to be hosting again this summer, but as it turns out, for the month of July, we are a multilingual family of five. This blog is that story.