Okay, so first, I received Haji. He was completely expected. With my Lazarus graduating, I asked to be put on the waiting list for a new boy to take his place. I only had to wait a couple of weeks and I was assigned 13 year old Haji, who lives in Tanzania.
Just one day later, a fellow correspondent sponsor posted a child on a Facebook page, asking for somebody to take over writing to one of her boys. I had zero intention of adding another child, but when I saw his little, angry scowl (my weakness), I just couldn't pass it up. So, along came 8 year old Degewa, who lives in Ethiopia.
Then today, I got a call from Compassion. I knew it was going to be the official call about Lazarus graduating from the program, which it was. The woman on the phone was so nice and our conversation went like this:
Compassion Rep: "I am calling to let you know that your child Lazarus has completed the program."
Me: "I was expecting this phone call. I knew he had graduated this month."
Compassion Rep: "We'll go ahead and give you another child to write to in Lazarus's place."
Me: "Oh, I actually put myself on the waiting list a few weeks ago to get a new child in his place, and I've already been assigned to a new child."
Compassion Rep: "Oh...well 16 year old Daniel has already been assigned to your account, so I will go ahead and remove him."
Me: "Wait! Since he's already there, I'll keep him. I already write to over 50 kids, what's one more, right?"
Compassion Rep: "*laughing* I saw that you wrote to so many, that's great! Thanks for writing to Daniel!"
So...I now welcome Daniel, from Kenya, to the family, as well:
I firmly believe that every child that I'm assigned to or feel led to add to my family is a nudge from God. There is no way I could let that Compassion rep remove Daniel from my account.
There you have it, my story of getting 3 boys in 3 days. I keep saying my family is full and things like this keep happening. Guess it's not as full as I think it is...
Maybe I will hit 100 kids someday.