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Jessica Bush
September 29, 2016

Gueline Moved Out

Gueline Moved Out

Gueline is our oldest girl that has been living with us up until this past Saturday. She turned 18 last May. To read more about Gueline and what she is like, click here. In Haiti, when children turn 18, they must leave the orphanage. We have always known this is a rule and because we […]

September 12, 2016

School Books, Faith, and the Love of a Parent

School Books, Faith, and the Love of a Parent

Many of you know the kids started school last Monday. If you kept up with any of our blogs this time last year, you know that getting the kids all ready for school is no small thing (click here to read about it). There is specific fabric to be bought for each uniform, a seamstress […]

May 23, 2016

Jessica’s Top Ten Changes in the Past 2 Weeks (Part 2)

Jessica's Top Ten Changes in the Past 2 Weeks (Part 2)

If you missed part 1 of this post, click here and catch up!   Car Rides. This time 2 weeks ago, a car ride consisted of us buckling Sophie into her car seat with some toys, turning on the AC full blast, and pulling out onto safe, paved roads with order and actual stop lights. […]

May 22, 2016

Jessica’s Top Ten Changes in the Past 2 Weeks (Part 1)

Jessica's Top Ten Changes in the Past 2 Weeks (Part 1)

So we are officially all in Haiti as a family! It has been a long past 7 months being apart but we are now together. We officially moved down on May 9. I am not going to lie and say things have been easy….it’s been hard….really really hard. I have had to just stop and […]

October 22, 2015

Meet Son Son

Meet Son Son

Hopefully you have been keeping up with the rest of our blogs about the kids. Today I would like to introduce you to Son Son. He is 11 years old and arguably our smartest child living at Hope Rising. While many of our kids have repeated a grade or passed by the skin of their […]

September 20, 2015

Telling Our Kids About the Adoption

Telling Our Kids About the Adoption

Most of you know that Jessica and I have been in the process of adopting a child for 3 years now.  We started by trying to adopt children in Ethiopia, but because of the political climate there, we were not able to complete that adoption.  We spent a lot of money trying to stick out […]

May 18, 2015

We Moved Part 7: Jessica’s Finale

We Moved Part 7:  Jessica's Finale

So after what could easily be considered the worst week of my life, Saturday arrived. I woke up at 5:00am and couldn’t go back to sleep. I got up to pray which was hard to do. I couldn’t do anything but tell God we needed Him and the kids needed Him. I had no fancy […]

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