Category Archives: April

There was a knock at the door and on the doorstep was a woman who looked twice her age due to her profession of walking our streets and selling her body and the life that came with. She was a woman who we had come to know and wave to often. She would always wave […]

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I was SO glad to get to see my friend and her beautiful boy. :o)  I hadn't been to their new place before so it was great getting the tour. Tash is so smart and growing up so fast. LOVE his curls….Love them! Tash showed Zoe how to go up and down the stairs, Zoe's […]

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My dearest April, I didn't know what to expect when you called me in tears yesterday. I kept thinking back to the other times you called me crying. Most of the times it involved you being really hurt by someone and also in regret to how you reacted to that person. In fact your tears […]

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I can't help but to miss that girl. I don't think she will ever know the extent to which God used her to change my life.   I wanted to update you on what she's been up to. But I think it's just amazing to look at where God has brought her from:  August 2008: […]

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I think it's going to be a fabulous mothers day for April because this morning the court issued her back full custody of her baby. Her son is getting so big and doing amazing!! I'm really hoping to be able to spend some time with her it's just that weekends now are getting so busy […]

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That's what today was for April. I went and saw her on sunday at the rehab home she is in with her baby. "Tash" only spent three weeks in foster care and April is able to be at a place where she can have him and learn to take care of him and also get […]

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Saturday was the second time I went to visit April and both times I sat through a "friends and family" training session of sorts. Just explaining what their goals are and answering questions about addiction and what our roles should and shouldn't be in the person's life. I learned a lot about various aspects of […]

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I"m trying to share with April more and more about Christ and how He desires that she gets saved and how different her life purpose would be if she was His. Our conversations lately have been like this….  Casey: What would you have named Altashkith if he had been a girl?  April: Aquilla.  Casey: Seriously?  […]

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My daughter slept 8 hours last night!! I feel like a new woman. I'm learning that sleep is really the main thing that you need for those first two months. Even when you get enough sleep if it's broken up it still throws your system for a little loop. But it's been my joy to […]

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Well, I slept probably the best sleep I've slept in a LONG time last night. And I think it was somewhat because I was exhausted after going to a meeting that April didn't show up at and thus had no rights or say so, finding April on a street corner on the way home, taking […]

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I say that because I think I had envisioned this smooth process once the way April lives was exposed. But I'm finding that each step takes a bunch of mini-steps and that people don't operate on our time schedules or even in a timely manner at all.  I have to admit it's been a frustrating […]

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Well I went up there today and she is doing fairly well. I can tell she is suffering some withdrawal from drugs and walking the street (she's itching and not really making sense and she's going stir crazy)  Social Services got involved today and they were wonderful. We don't know what will happen yet but […]

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He's here and seemingly healthy! I got to spend the morning with April and Tash and they seemed to be doing well. April is plum worn out after laboring all night with him. And of course she is pretty sore.  She has a really bad cough that I"m afraid is pneumonia so hopefully the hospital […]

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Tash was born at 6 this  morning. 5lbs. 11oz.  April called me last night from a number that I couldn't be reached and so I missed it. I felt terrible when she called this morning to tell me that. But I'm trying to trust God that she needed to do this on her own.  I'm […]

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I've been wanting to write about how our Christmas day went. I mentioned before that we had invited the street ladies over for lunch that day. Some of you sent small gifts for them and that was so appreciated. We really didn't know what to expect so we just had plenty of soup and goodies […]

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That has really been on my mind this week. I'm inviting some of the prostitutes on my street over for Christmas Dinner. I don't even know if they will come since most of them hate each other. But maybe they will be hungry enough to lay that aside and come. hungry enough for food, for […]

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Yep, I still can't believe that's what she wants to name her baby. She came over yesterday and held Zoe for a while and it really was sweet to see her maternal side show and hopefully this precious little thing touched her heart and made her long to care for this baby inside of her.  […]

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* Information about New Life Christian Adoption Agency * How you can help and a great Christmas Gift Idea!  * Update on Zoe's Doctor's Appointment today * Update on April  * More Photos!! :o) 

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April came to church with us today. I've been telling her for weeks now that we were having a thanksgiving dinner after church today and that she should come with us. So today before we left I picked up my phone and asked Dan if I should call her (she has a pay per minute […]

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she came by today, hungry as a hippo. She ate a bowl of pasta and 3 burritos. I"m learning to just make one thing at a time so that she'll take time to talk and open up to me. She did today. It was almost like she let down this wall for a short time […]

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