Aaron and I have a huge challenge in front of us. One that we are both excited about doing. We have volunteered to host a sweet little girl named Fedna as she comes to Austin for surgery. We feel honored to join her in her journey. I can't even imagine as a mommy sending my child to a foreign land and trusting that some stranger will take care of them. We are those strangers. She will come back a different child. Her life will forever be altered. We feel honored and blessed to be a small part in her journey.

Our sweet little girl could be here a few months. Her surgery could require a few days in the hospital or a week. We won't know until she gets here and is evaluated by the doctor.

While she's here we will need a great support system. We'll need help with our boys. We'll need friends to visit and help at the hospital. We'll need to borrow a car seat. We'll need to borrow sweet little 3 year old girl clothes. We'll need someone to possibly have our little girl at their house while we are out of town for a few days in January. But most of all we'll need encouragement and support from our friends and family.

Please visit the MAT team's blog here. They are still in need of help for another little child coming here soon for surgery. Even if you can't host, you could possibly sign up to do respite care or to be support for a host family here. Every little thing counts. Let's all work together to help change these kids lives forever.

Thanks so much for your help and support!

Jamie Ivey