Bookmark and browse All Things Beautiful and RedneckPeril. The former introduced me to the latter, and I discovered the latter had posted extensively on David Allen White’s thoughts on suffering over at OneTrueGodBlog, and on Charlie Weiss’ kindness towards Montana Mazurkiewicz. So I looked up his bio and read this:
Dessie and I have been married since June of 1989. Kasia (“KAH-shuh”) came along in 1990; identical twins Sean and Kegan followed in 1992, and then Merry Elisabeth showed up in 1995. In 2002 we met and fell in love with two orphans from Kazakhstan, and in 2003 we brought Sally and Rusty (both born in 1997) home to Austin, Texas. In the process, though, we fell in love with the unadoptable kids who were never going to make it into permanent families; and we now run a very small foundation (http://www.cccpfoundation.org/) helping those Kazakh orphans. As I type, Dessie is actually in Kazakhstan on a foundation trip; and we hope to move to Kazakhstan sometime in 2006. We’re in a race against time to adopt two more girls before the elder turns 18, after which we expect to be done expanding our own personal family. After all, even with the extra seat welded in the back of our green Suburban, Jack Daniels (so named because he’S A BOURBON…Dessie insists that our cars must have names and my sense of humor runs to bad puns)…at any rate, even with that extra seat, we’re about to run out of seatbelts.
What a country.