I'm a friend of Amy's, stalker of her Instagram account, and gleaner of her inspiring creativity. Our friendship formed initially because we sit near one another at church. And perhaps it's a bit new, but the heart of it covers over any short duration. Because motherhood unites women in a quick, strong bond.
Like many of you, we've followed their adoption journey that is coming to an end in some ways, yet only beginning in others.
She and Matt have one more flight to Ethiopa, which Nyah will be joining them on this time to meet her baby sister! This will take place in the next 3-4 weeks, where they will all then be able to hold that baby girl in their arms, bring her home, and officially be a family of four! They are just waiting for the word...
It's been a five year journey...one of excitement, dreaming, praying, struggle, trusting, yearning and so much more.
Apart from prayer over their journey to and from, there are outstanding financial needs in order for them to complete this final piece of the process.
Specifically, funds for:
- Covering the outstanding portion of their flights for she, Matt and Nyah (an estimated $5000)
- Covering a few more baby/toddler items (Diapers add up fast don't they parents?!)
If you feel led, would you please consider pouring out and into this story? Timing is of the essence, since they know they will be asked to return soon, but do not yet have a specific date.
All in it together!
A tidbit about their first trip to Ethiopa to meet her can be found here!
A link to their lullaby CD here!
- RYAN & CHRISTY Lampa
- Renee Browning
- Linda Malone
Organizer and beneficiary
Shelly E. Griffin