Thank you so much to everyone for your kind words and congratulations as we’ve celebrated the good news of our son. We’re so thankful for family and friends who are on this journey with us.
We won’t be posting any images of our son online until all the legal processes are completed and we are officially his parents. However, if you come within 20 feet of either of us, we’ll probably run over and show you a few photos on our phone!
But until then, we do want to share his name with you. Our son’s name will be Matthew George Kroeker.
Matthew means “gift of Yahweh.” While we don’t know the circumstances and reasons why Matthew ended up at Source of Life infant rescue center, we do want to declare that he is a gift of God. He is precious and loved and special. When some people learn that we have three (now four!) children, they like to tell us how busy we are, as if our children are an inconvenience and we’re a bit nuts to have so many of them. We’ve never felt that way. Like our other children, we view Matthew as a gift from God and it will be an incredible honour to be his parents.
George is Melissa’s Poppa’s first name. Poppa is now in his mid-80’s and is a godly man. He spent over 50 years preaching the gospel in local churches and even continued preaching well after “retirement.” Poppa was adopted himself and has been very supportive of our adoption journey. George is also Melissa’s Dad’s middle name. Dad is also a godly man and super grandfather who is really looking forward to meeting Matthew. Our son is named after both his grandfather and great grandfather.
Many of you have asked how our fundraising is going. We are so thankful that God has provided for every step of this journey so far, but we do still have a ways to go and most of our biggest expenses are coming up in the next month or so (legal fees, visas, flights, etc). The awful Canadian dollar hasn’t helped. We have just under $10,000 left to raise, so we’d seek your prayers for God’s provision, financially, as well as praying for Matthew and our family as we prepare to meet and bring our son home. If you’re able to help we would be so grateful.
We’ve started a Fundrazr page so can give online and track our progress. We are counting down until we can meet Matthew and when we can pay our last bill. Your support has meant the world to us. We are so thankful.