I'm so excited to be updating about Vinnie! I have the pleasure of introducing Vinnie's family. And in a few days, I'll have the honor of introducing Valenz to you a bit more. I have heard that there is some sort of fundraiser under wraps by Vinnie's family... and we have a goal of selling 35 of Valenz's Christmas ornaments! You'll notice my little fundraising thermometer going up for him soon. Thirdly and lastly, if anybody would like to donate to help our son Jordan's orphanage and those children left behind, I have a chipin on the sidebar... goal is $1000!
To the fun part of this post!!! Vinnie's family has made it through the initial hurdles and their commitment papers are in flight (literally)! Within a few days, their profile will be up on the Reece's Rainbow page (New Commitments). I'm excited to see their bio there soon!
Now, they've promised me an official family "scoop" but here is what I know for now:
Christine has six children and one grandchild. That is, she has two teenagers and a 5, 3, and 1 year old and one sweet son home with Jesus. (correct me what I've gotten wrong, Christine!) Her one year old has, you guessed it, Down Syndrome! Seems like once somebody is blessed with a child with Down Syndrome, they just want more! Aren't you just so excited that Vinnie has brothers and sisters (and a teeny nephew) waiting to love on him!?
So yep, Vinnie's family is super excited. They're announcing on their own blog soon... but their family and friends do know about their newest addition and I have permission to share. :-) Let's pray that their paperwork is completed in record time and that people will rise up around them to cover the adoption expenses. They'd love to just pay for the adoption out of pocket, but their house keeps flooding and sucking their money away. Really. But it's time for Vinnie's wait to be over. Time to "flood" his family with congratulations and blessings!
Here is: Vinnie's Family Blog>
Here is: Vinnie's adoption grant
Vinnie... here's your Mommy and Daddy and most of your brothers and sisters! At last! Soon, my little one; soon!