Thursday, March 29, 2012

Got an update on Ian!!

Oh my word!!!!

I have been worried sick and 
beyond ANXIOUS for an update on Ian!  

Here are the two photos I received for him today:

Guess what?!?  He's wearing the outfit I sent him!  

Thursday, March 22, 2012

This is so much harder than pregnancy...

believe me, I know.

I've gone through two pregnancies.  From the very nanosecond I discovered I was carrying new life inside me... I did everything I possibly could to protect and provide for that little developing heartbeat.

From the moment of birth I did everything in my power to show that little helpless baby that they were loved... and provided for every need they could have had... before they even knew they had need.

Adoption is different.  It is so very, very different.

These little helpless guys are mine in every way.  Just like the two pregnancies I have had, I long to provide for their every need....

However, I can't!



I look at these pictures and dream of the day that I will hold them.

And wonder if they are being loved like their mom will love them....

And knowing they are not.

***rip my heart out and stomp on it***

While we continue to dream and pray and cry and long for the day our little guys will be loved like they should.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Fundraising Update

God has been moving.  I mean MOVING!

Here's a run down of the wonderful things that have been happening as far as fundraising is concerned.  
(aka: We've been working our TAILS off!)

*  A local photographer has donated her services to take family, baby, graduation, etc. photographs and given all monies to the adoption fund!  So far we have brought in $200 with more opportunities to come!!!!  

*  Life Song for Orphans gave us a $2,500 matching GRANT!  And guess what?  We had $2,500 in donations.... and they have matched it!  ($5,000!!!!!)  Our account is still active and accepting donations.  If you would like to donate and have your donation tax deductible, you still can... it just will not be doubled.

*  Had another garage sale and earned roughly $1,000!!!!

*  We have had several people who have just brought us checks and said "God told me to give this to you."  Totaling $2,140!!!!

*  Show Hope ( approved us for a $4,000 GRANT!!!!!

*  I have started having speaking engagements and doing workshops on how to save money in this tough economy and how to feed a family of 4 for less than $50 per week.  I ask for $5 at the door (to cover supplies for make and takes) and for a love offering.  So far I have made $310!!!!!

* Nana's Buggy Buddies has donated almost 100 shopping cart covers and are giving 100% of the money earned to our adoption fund!

*Mary Kay Fundraiser where 40% of the profits are donated to us!  (see post below)  Still going on.... 

We are just OVERWHELMED!!  

But why?  God told us that He would make things happen if we obeyed and did what He told us to.    We are not "there" yet, but we're making GREAT strides to be!


April 14th we are doing a Car Smash fundraiser.  
We are praying heavily over it and ask that you please join us in prayer.
If you are available to volunteer in any way for this event, please let us know!  Thanks!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Nana's Buggy Buddies For Sale!

Need a high quality shopping cart cover? Look no further! Nana's Buggy Buddies offers the highest quality work available. Nana has graciously donated these buggy buddies for us to sell to put towards the adoption fund!

They are $45 each
Plus shipping - if you are not local.

Look on their website, explore how wonderful their product really is.... and then email me and let me know which one you want!

The solid color on the pocket is the inside color of the buggy buddy.
The pattern is what the baby will see when they are sitting in the shopping cart.