I was recently ruminating on the problems of this broken earth – poverty, orphans, homelessness, oppression – and after thinking many deep thoughts and pondering many possible solutions, I concluded: “You know what this world needs? Another blog. Not enough people are saying stuff.”
Anyhow, whatever. I’ve been writing plenty of stuff that no one reads for some time now, so what is one more tiny little blog launched into the blogosphere? Plus, I have a real reason: orphans. (Don’t you feel bad for rolling your eyes now? You’re forgiven. And I’ll pray for you.)
In addition to all my important writing on orphan care, I suspect a handful of other topics might sneak in, essential things like my training for So You Think You Can Dance reenactments with my friends and pictures of sandwiches. I’m very deep, yall.
Your Prayers Have Been Answered: Another Blog
by Jen Hatmaker on July 1st, 2011
Now I know several of you have popped over here because you heard about our adoption saga in Ethiopia. If you’ve not been lucky enough to be my Facebook friend for the last two years (missing riveting posts like “Dear Laundry, I hate you. I mean, I really hate you. I wish you were dead”), I’ve included some FB notes below as blog posts that should catch you up to speed on our adoption, the highs and lows, the recent developments, and the Love Ben campaign.
We have managed to get the two cutest kids in Ethiopia as our next two family members, and we’ll be bringing one of them home three weeks from today. Look at this face and tell me she isn’t so adorable that it makes you want to throw up:
I have in my possession Moroccan Oil, Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttercream, and four varieties of combs so that my little Baby Love does not end up looking like this (and kindly note the naked baby I sent her draped carelessly over her arm):
As for our handsome boy, we are in a real struggle for him. Brandon and I have rolled up our sleeves and said, “BRING IT ON.” We’re not even playing. Ben may be left behind on this next trip, but he will know he is loved, I guaran-darn-tee you that. For every person who has joined Love Ben, we say “thank you” from the bottom of our hearts and you all deserve cash prizes. Because how can THIS not help?
Anyways, if you would like to join the Love Ben campaign, make a poster, take a digital picture of your people holding it, and send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Related: I am certainly the last living human on AOL. My account regularly gets hacked and sends out poorly worded solicitations like this gem last week: “Goodday!!! We wish to inform you that your overdue payment has be scheduled to pay to you through certified ATM Card which you will be only required to proceed to any ATM Cash Point to withdraw $50,000 per day till your complete payment fund are completed.”
You’re welcome, everyone.
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