Oh Happy Day!

Some happy happy news for you this fine Thursday!

Remember this sweetest little bitty squishy face?

That’s Cliffy.

Well, I guess that’s not right anymore.

You see, Cliff was the name given to this sweet boy by the folks at Reece’s Rainbow.

Cliff is one of a number of orphans in Eastern Europe who not only is left without a mommy and daddy…but also has Down Syndrome.

Over the holidays, we here at Life Rearranged rallied for this boy and raised $9, 458 for his adoption fund!


His new mom and dad have named him Joshua.

Oh what?

Did I sneak that in?

A new mommy and daddy?


Lisa and Dave are IN COUNTRY RIGHT THIS SECOND to pick up little Joshua and BRING HIM HOME!!!!

I’m so so so excited to get to share in this journey and I can’t wait to see the pictures of this little face in his mama’s arms.

I feel like an internet Auntie.  :)

Lisa is hoping to blog regularly while she is in country so you can follow along on her journey to bring this little boy home too!

I know that many of you found your hearts wrapped up in this little boy, so I wanted to be sure you knew that your portion mattered!

Your hearts, your dollars, your prayers made a difference!





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  1. 1

    Goosebumps. Thank you Jesus!!

  2. 2

    That is so amazing!

  3. 3

    what a sweet little man. congrats Joshua & family!!

  4. 4

    Woo Hoo Woo Hoo Woo Hoo! Amazing news, yeah sweet Joshua! Congrats Auntie Jeanett!

  5. 5

    Woo-hoo! This is SUCH exciting news:-). Congratulations to everyone involved!
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    Carrie R. says:

    Oh I’ve been waiting for this! Yay Cliff!….I mean Josh!

  7. 7

    BEAUTIFUL! I can’t wait to follow his journey home. Thanks for sharing!
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  8. 8

    Goosebumps and tears all at once. What amazing news!

  9. 9

    Brilliant news!!!!!!! I read about Cliff several months ago and my heart was breaking for him.
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  10. 10

    That is the best news ever!!
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