It's been nearly a week since Daniela and her family moved into our home temporarily. With 4 additional souls joining our family, the home has become a beehive of activity here. Today, Brandon celebrated his seventh birthday and it seems to have lifted his spirits. We received a care package from Jamie which included a portable Nintendo video game (red). This was Brandon's one gift for the day, though we all know the real gift came from all of you in the overwhelming show of support you chose to show for this family.
Daniela has been looking at apartments and we should hear more within the next day or so. We are focusing our efforts on something that is both appropriate and affordable which can be a real challenge in this part of Chicago's suburbs. We're hopeful we will find something that can keep Daniela and her family close to the connections and relatives she has here.
In the meantime Evelyn, little Daniela and Brandon (from left to right) are doing well and getting along with Max and Mason. OK, the occasional fight over who sleeps in the tent and who plays the Nintendo Wii does break out. I won't lie to you, but our little extended family is doing well.
This is the first post on this VERY new blog. I will continue to work on it providing additional sections and using this to manage any and all updates to our situation. We know there is more to come including finding more work for Daniela and also figuring out a way to give something back somehow. All in good time. In the meantime, feel free to subscribe or bookmark this blog for the place to recieve updates.
Thank you once again for any and all support that you have given in these past days. You've really made a difference in the lives of 4 very special people.