A midwestern couple who spends countless hours caring for adopted hospice babies, a term used to classify infants that are facing deadly and life limiting health issues, gets a wonderful surprise this holiday season in the form of Christmas cheer and decor set up by a team of volunteers.
Cori and Mark Salchert of Wisconsin have eight biological children and have been adopting vulnerable newborns since 2012, to offer them a safe space.
An action that the couple has been called to do. Saying to Today.com,”The weariness of what we do is far exceeded by the gift it is to have adopted Charlie and fostered the triplets.”
“You can go through what we’ve been through and are facing and be crushed, or you can be confident. We’re choosing confident because God is working all things together for our good.”
— FGK Services Inc. (@FGKServices) October 20, 2016
As of now, the mother said, “Day to day, I can get so weary trying to keep up. I do the next thing all day long and it’s quite basic — having excess energy for the Christmas season was greatly lacking.”
Jeremy Forney, an Ambassador for the group, said that he first heard about the family though photographer Stephanie Smith’s Lenses for Love Project, an undertaking that is focused on profiling families doing good in the world and children with special needs.
So, “It just kind of came up that she needed help decorating…and from there, it snowballed into what it became,” he stated.
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Last week, the Christian couple had ten volunteers who came with donated Christmas decorations and lights, to make the home look festive.
In addition to that, the Salcherts were surprised with new living furniture, a donation contributed by a local company that has not been identified.