Thursday, July 28, 2011

Well Under Way

A lot has happened since the last time I posted.  In May we put our application for adoption in to America World and waited until the beginning of June to hear whether we were accepted or not.  Once we signed the agreement and paid the first installation of the program fee we waited to hear from our new family coordinator.

The LORD is teaching me to wait.  I think I get it.  I am confident that waiting is what God wants from me.  I don't see the BIG picture and I know that in my waiting, God is working.

While we waited, we had our first Adoption Benefit Garage Sale.  The kids manned a lemonade/hotdog stand that grossed $125 in two days!  God is amazing!  The goods we sold for the rest of the sale brought the grand total to $450 for our adoption!  Wow!  God is AMAZING!

Since the garage sale, we have "met" (over the phone) our new family coordinator with America World and our home study coordinator, we have read and signed a bunch more paperwork, and are looking forward to our home study orientation next week.  Thus the paper-chase begins.

We have also started looking at different ways for you to get involved in our journey if you would like to.  Our first venture into fund raising is for all you coffee lovers out there or for the coffee lover in your life.  We have partnered with a great organization called "Just Love Coffee."  If you go to our store on their site and purchase a bag of coffee, we receive $5.  So go, buy lots of coffee.  See if you can get your office manager to make next months coffee purchase from us.  Maybe your church would like to buy some for Sunday morning services.  And you know, it is never too early to start thinking about Christmas...

Click on the Just Love Coffee Roasters image below to go directly to our adoption fundraiser page.

Thank you for blessing us in our adoption process!