We have been a foster and adoptive family for a little over 10 years now. We have six beautiful children. With this decade of experience, I have come to know that I know a little about a little and I’m an expert at nothing. This has become invaluable to me as a parent of […]
Like many families parenting an HIV positive child, we echo commonly-heard statements that it’s very easy as far as special needs go. Our son from East Africa contracted HIV at birth, came home to us as an older toddler and now is 7 years old. He’s doing great, and we are so thankful. He’s […]
On May 2 a team of 8 headed out to Awassa, Ethiopia. It was the first “mission” trip for three of the members and everyone was excited to go and “bring hope” to the children and families of Awassa, Ethiopia.
There are many stories to share and this blog post can’t contain them all […]
Charisa Knight, one of our Directors of the Project Hopeful – Awassa program, recently returned from Ethiopia after leading a team to the Awassa region. While they were there, Charisa became aware of some significant needs in the at risk community we serve. Charisa writes:
My heart has been a jumble of emotions since I […]
I remember rocking . . . rocking . . . rocking . . . in the denim blue glider that was nestled into the corner of my bedroom, gazing at a sleeping newborn perched on top of a yellow, velour covered Boppy® pillow. We rocked with each other in loving peacefulness; the only sounds […]
Recently, something pretty amazing happened. Something that surpassed any expectation I ever had for any of our HOPE+ sisters. Meet Gertrude.
I met Gertrude the first time in March 2012. She was an HIV+ widow whose life was hard….very hard. She often didn’t have enough to feed herself and her son and she struggled to […]