Saturday, December 29, 2012

Adoption Fundraiser #2/On-Line Garage Sale

We are doing some major purging to get rid of items we no longer use and to make $ to bring our little guy home soon - hopefully sometime this spring. Please check out the items listed and share with your friends. If a price is not listed, we ask that you give whatever you feel led to give. Our goal is to raise $23,000 over the next few months so we appreciate anything given to help us meet that amount. Thanks for looking!

* If you are interested in an item or to check the availability of an item, please leave a comment on the same page as the item, along with your e-mail address. 

* Local orders within the Owasso, OK area only, please, unless you are willing to pay for shipping ;-)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Adoption Update - December 12, 2012

Today was a happy day for us! We started our morning at the bank depositing the last of the coins that were raised as our first fundraiser. We are so very excited to report that it came to a little over $1,000!!! Can you imagine that much in change?! Some sweet souls tucked in bills, too - one anonymous family even hid a $100 bill among the coins. Wish I could give them a big hug - hopefully they read this and know that we are so very grateful. But then we are so very grateful for anyone that gave anything - even $10 is like a million to us! We were blown away by the number of people that contributed to our adoption that don't even know us. What a sweet blessing and please know that your giving is appreciated. May you be blessed in return a hundred fold!

After we left the bank we went to FedEx and shipped our dossier and notarized affidavits to Uganda! It feels so good to have that part done! Our UG attorney should receive those on Monday then she'll request a court date for us to adopt "Little M". We are thinking February/March timeframe but of course it's all in God's hands.

I watched this amazing video today about a family that has adopted nine kids from all over the world, most with special needs...


That is just so amazing to me. Then another friend told me she has a friend in Ghana right now adopting her 27th and 28th children. Those are special parents right there.

Adoption is such a great thing. I only wish we would have started sooner. 40-something is a bit late to be starting but I didn't feel the call until this time last year. I read this quote by Glenn Styffe a few days ago and it gets me every time I read it...

"I used to wonder if I was ready to be an adoptive parent, until I realized that children are never ready to be orphans."

Sigh. I am just so thankful for the opportunity to bring this little guy into our home. We thank everyone for your prayers and we are just believing that it really will happen.

God speed! ;-)