Friday, December 3, 2010


In case you didn't already know... I pretty much have the greatest family in the world.  A bold statement, I know, but also a true one.
Let me tell you just how great they are.  But, first I have to go back a couple of months.

During month 2 of the race, I had the opportunity to live and work at an orphanage in Haiti called HIS Home for Children.  Not surprising to anyone, I quickly fell in love with the beautiful faces there, but there were two kids in particular that stole my heart... a 9 year old named Jasmine and a baby named Sammy. 

Let me give you a little background on these two. 
Jasmine has lived at the orphanage since she was about 2 years old.  At this time she was severely malnourished and her mother brought her in because she just could not take care of her on her own.  At the orphanage, she was nursed back to health and her mother was actually given the opportunity to attempt to raise her again.  Unfortunately, a couple months later, her mother returned with the baby because she could not provide for her properly. Jasmine was my shadow from the day I stepped into the orphanage.  She's beautiful, she has a smile that lights up the room, and while she loves the color pink, she sure doesn't mind getting down and dirty in the middle of a soccer game with all of the boys.  Definitely my kind of girl.

Sammy, a one year old in the nursery, stole my heart at first glance.  He has big brown eyes that read both of sadness and of love.  From the first time I picked him up out of his bed, I knew we had a special bond.  Throughout the month, I would stop in the nursery many times a day just to kiss my sweet baby on the head. It got to the point that he would start jumping up and down with a huge smile on his face whenever I would even peek my head in the room.  This beautiful, sweet baby, like many other orphans just craved love.

Why tell you about these two? What does this have anything to do with my family?  I'm getting there, I promise.  :)  You see, throughout my month in Haiti I prayed specifically over these two and their huge needs for a family.  During this time, I also jokingly mentioned to my parents and my older sister that I had found Haitian children for them to adopt. 

Somewhat to my surprise, and by God's divine intervention, my family took this advice seriously and agreed to be prayerful about it.  Wow.
Long story short, these two Haitian kiddos will soon be coming to the United States to be a part of my family!  I now have another little sister as well as a second nephew!  Two little loves of my life will officially be a part of it forever.

How crazy is that?  It still blows my mind.
See, I told you... I have a ridiculously wonderful family.
and an even more fabulous God.


  1. WOW! CONGRATS!!! Micah, how wonderful!

  2. WOW! Congratulations!!!!
    God has his ways to bless his children!!!

    Cinthia's Mom

  3. ohhh my gosh!!! i am covered in goosebumps!!!! this is beyond exciting, Micah!!! i pray that by the time you get home, those little babies are waiting for you!!! :)

  4. I agree with you, Micah, your family is awesome and so are you. This story brought tears to my eyes thinking how God works in such mysterious ways. I have to admit, when your mom told me they were in prayer about Jasmine, I was blown away!!!! LOL But, the bottom line is Jasmine, Sammy and your family are all so blessed to have found each other. I look forward to seeing how those little lives are nurtured and blessed by the Higgins and Moore families!

  5. Amazing story. I know my heart would be with the orphans. I would like to know, sometime when you have time, hoe easy or hard it is to adopt from there. It's awesome that you get to do this Micah, I am so happy for you.

  6. Micah! This is so exciting! My friend in Oregon did the same thing for her mother, and then she started All Gods Children International all from meeting a child and her mom agreed to adopt her! They are the agency we used to adopt my brothers from Bulgaria. So, I can only imagine what else will spur from the experience for you! Isn't our God awesome. So happy for you.

  7. We are anxiously waiting for Sammy and Jasmine to get here!!! Oh yes, and you too! It will be awesome when everyone is finally home. Love to you : )

  8. Just saw your link on FB and wanted to let you know I am praying for you. Your Mom and Day are some of our special friends and family in Christ. I sent your link to my girls so that they might follow you as well and pray with you. Be encouraged Micah, for God is with you and His Light is shining through you as you walk through that darkness. You are truly carrying a Light to the nations.