It’s 3:30 a.m. and I can’t sleep another wink. My heart is racing and anticipation is already killing me. And after seeing THIS precious picture in my email box late last night (the evidence of this superhero’s travels to the airport FOR REAL this time), I can’t think about anything else.
DJ, our sweet host child for the summer, is already on board his flight from China to the United States! He arrives in Atlanta TONIGHT, AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!
DJ is a 10-year-old orphan from China. He is staying in our home from July 18 - August 18 for an "international experience." His nannies have described this summer experience to him as a camp. We're looking at it as an opportunity — to LOVE on him, pour INTO him, INVEST in him and CELEBRATE HIM! And, by God's grace, help him find a forever family.
THIS is what we're doing.
THIS is why we're doing it.
THIS is why we're now doing it in July and August instead of June and July.
THIS is why we’ve been carrying this boy’s 2D counterpart around our town.
THIS is why we can't afford to do NOTHING.
And THIS is why we can't wait any longer to help this deserving superhero find a family. In three and a half years, he loses his opportunity. FOREVER.
We truly believe we have THE BEST friends, family and blogging community EVER! Your hearts are some of the biggest we've ever met! And we could sure use those huge hearts to help our summer superhero this month!
How you can help:
1. "Like" the Of Capes and Combat Boots Facebook page. I will be posting pictures, videos and stories about this sweet superhero every weekday. (I take weekends off from Facebook and blogging to prioritize these superheroes who give me so much writing material. :)) When you like the page, these posts will show up in your newsfeed. And because this Facebook page is PUBLIC, the posts and shares from this page can be viewed by YOUR friends. ANYTHING you can share from this page with YOUR friends gives this superhero ONE MORE CHANCE at finding a forever family. THANK YOU for taking the time to hear his story! <3
2. "Share" DJ's story using #ChangeDJsStory! Starting tonight after DJ arrives, I'll be posting pictures, videos, stories and anecdotes about this sweet little boy as we ourselves get the honor and privilege of loving on him for a short month and learning more about his story and his personality. You can help us find his forever family by SIMPLY SHARING! If a video touches you, share it! If a photo captures your heart, share it! If a blog post speaks to you, share it! You can CHANGE DJ'S STORY simply by being willing to SHARE it with the people in your life. <3 (Subscribe to blog posts HERE if you'd like these adventures to come straight to your email box.) You never know who is waiting on the other end of your share to be BLESSED with a SON. <3
3. PRAY! God can do IMMEASURABLY MORE than all we can ask or imagine, and we believe that our awesome Father to the fatherless has BIG PLANS for this sweet superhero-in-waiting!
Thank you SO MUCH for joining our family on this adventure! We cannot wait to love on this deserving superhero-in-waiting and watch our big God MOVE!