August 1, 2016 – Under our Mosquito Net

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August 1, 2016 Baby girl, you have been sick with malaria for almost a week. you started Monday night (July 25) and were so feverish and restless. The next day Dr. Susan confirmed that it was indeed malaria and the treatment started. 3 shots in the bum over 24 hours,…

What’s so GREAT about Adoption? (Part 1)

May 7, 2016 Our family was blessed to receive an adoption grant, and part of accepting is that we went to Ohio to meet the organization and the other featured families. As we left a very inspiring day with these folks, we started talking about the merits of adoption… You…

This home study worker approves this family for adoption – March 31, 2016

March 31, 2016 Today we received our home study approval!!!! God is good! “After a thorough study of the Pemberton/Balzer family, it is concluded that they are emotionally, physically, and mentally stable and will provide a loving home for any child placed in this family. They are prepared and suitable…

February 10, 2016 – An Interview with Liam

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February 10, 2016 – An Interview with Liam By Liam Pemberton, Age 10   What do you think Africa will be like? I think it’s going to be super duper hot. I think I’ll see squatty potties. Are there video games there?   What do you think Pickles will be…

January 31 – Spending Freeze

January 31, 2016 We decided to go on a spending freeze this month, for several reasons. One, it would help us save up money for the adoption but we felt like we needed a reset on our thinking and spending. We were getting loosey goosey with our spending choices, too…

January 16, 2016 – A light at the end of the paperwork tunnel

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By Bill & Amy January 16, 2016 It’s been two weeks since we have last updated. In those two weeks we’ve completed 1 more home study visit, a mile of paperwork, Bill and Liam applied for their passports, and we are very close to having the house ready for our…

Philippians 4:19

December 31, 2015   Enough said!

December 28, 2015 – Practice Round

This week we have a special visitor. Our Goddaughter Annie, (age 4) is staying with us for a few days while her folks go away to celebrate their anniversary. They are part of our family of choice, and we vacation together every summer in these sweet little cabins up in…