Tuesday, October 28, 2014

THANK YOU!!!

I don't really know how to express how grateful we truly are for all of the support, love and donations we received this last week. We are humbled to say the least. 
We knew going into the adoption process that the Lord would provide however He sees fit. We will do everything in our power to be able to afford this process and He will take care of the rest. 
A sweet friend gently reminded me during this giveaway that the money is not for US, it is for our BABY. It has nothing to do with us and everything to do with that precious little soul. I hope many other people can see it that way as well! 
We have our first home study interview on Sunday, Nov. 2! We are very excited to be getting further along into the process. At this time we will pay our social worker the home study fee which is $837. We were praying that this fundraiser would be enough to cover that. But we were specifically praying for $1000. We had a few other home study fees, like having finger prints taken ($40) and having our FBI background checks done ($110). We figured that $1000 would give us just enough to cover the entire home study process, not including post placement visits which we will worry about after our baby is born. I had no idea if this was a ridiculous amount to be asking God for through this giveaway, but we asked anyway. We asked Him and we asked other people to ask Him. And wouldn't you know, He answered. He always does, doesn't He? Such a good provider, that One. :) 
We are excited and shocked to share that through the generosity of family, friends and even strangers, we raised $1,258.18.   Can you believe that?! I'm in disbelief. Not because I doubted God, but because I am humbled at how supportive people are. How much they love our future baby and want to see us bring them home. We are so thankful. So unbelievably thankful and I don't really know how to put into words what the support means. Not only the monetary support, but just hearing how excited people are for us and feeling the love. I was able to even connect with a few strangers who have adopted or are thinking of it and that has been really cool, too! 
Instead of rambling on and on, I will just leave it at this: God is amazing and incredible, and if you didn't already know that, this is just one small way He has proven His faithfulness to us. And we are so thankful for the generosity of His saints. Thank you for being a part of our story. Of our child's story. Thank you for giving generously and without reservation. Thank you for helping us spread the word about our child and our family and about the giveaway. Thank you for your kind words and support. Most importantly, thank you for your prayers. Thank you for seeking God on our behalf and asking Him for His blessings. We love you all! 

If you are interested in helping another adoptive family with some of their costs, check out my friend Sarah's handmade bundle giveaway--similar to ours with lots of great prizes and entries start at $10 :) 
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5 comments:

  1. Oh! I'm so glad but not at all surprised because God comes through even when we feel like we are asking too much. Can't wait to hear even more great news!

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  2. Yay, I am so happy you exceeded your goal! Praise The Lord!

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  3. Thank you for mentioning us! That's so so so sweet of you! I'm so glad God is working things out. It's amazing to see him go before us! I'm SO HAPPY for your family and this process!

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