The Boroughs Family

The Boroughs Family

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Help Kalani Come Home!

Kalani is working hard to get ready for Luke! Won't you consider helping him get home? Donations of $25 or more, and we will mail you a special treat for your own furry friend, along with a special thank you note! Donations can be made to this link:
https://www.youcaring.com/other/a-service-dog-for-luke/122136

Monday, April 21, 2014

For Elizabeth

I have been trying to write a blog post for weeks all about Elizabeth and The Big Giveaway miracle, and the words won't come together. I find my emotions take over and nothing coherent comes out. It will. Please be patient. In the meantime, Elizabeth needs prayer. She is now helping another family get funded, and the unique twist is we can show Elizabeth love by putting names on a special prayer blanket. A blanket she can wrap up in at chemo and feel the warmth of our love and prayers. Please consider participating here: Giveaway

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Nothing is impossible with God

For years we have been asked how we intend to fund college for our kids. Our response has simply been we would trust God to make it happen. Obviously with our large family, saving large amounts of money for college just wasn't realistic. This year we encountered our first experience with this process, and for TWO kids at once! Can you say stressful? Wow, is this process a bit more complicated than we imagined. Our daughter Zoe was accepted to the Leadership Fellows Program at Eastern University. Between the scholarship for LFP and financial aid, outside scholarships, and hopefully a church matching grant, we feel like we are within reaching distance of her dream. Freddie has dreamed for years of attending Villanova University College of Nursing. It's a highly competitive program, but he was accepted into a small group (I believe 105 students) of incoming freshman. The financial aid package made us gasp. We couldn't possibly afford for him to attend. Last week we attended the Admitted Students weekend and I thought my heart would break. We love the program, it's a great fit for Freddie, and he has worked so hard to get in. We submitted an appeal to the financial aid office, and prayed. And cried, and prayed, and prayed. Today we were notified that Freddie was offered an additional scholarship for nursing students of over $16,000 for the year. God closed the gap of the impossible! He will need to keep applying for outside scholarships and will need to work, but he is officially enrolled at Villanova for Fall 2014!! God is amazing!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

HAPPY, HAPPY FRIDAY

I am so happy! You know why? Our dossier is out of here! Pray as that package of precious adoption documents crosses continents and oceans, that it arrives safely in our son's country!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Service Dog In Training

Kalani is working hard every day getting ready to join our family and serve Luke. We are so excited!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Miracle League Baseball

Saturday was the first game of the season. If you aren't familiar with miracle league, it's a baseball league for kids with special needs and it's fabulous! This is Maddie's first season, and she loved it. We can't wait till next spring when we will have our newest member on the team.

Saturday, April 5, 2014