Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Grand Total Is......

To keep everyone updated, our week on Give1Save1 ended as of yesterday.  We ended up making $285.00 for our adoption fund!  I am so thankful to Beth Cupit of Give1Save1-Africa for giving us the opportunity to be the feature family.  Thank you to all my Facebook friends and family who shared our fundraiser on their pages MULTIPLE TIMES! I was amazed and overwhelmed at how many people that we do not even know that donated $1 to help us bring our baby home. We had people reading our blog as far away as the Philippines!  Even though we did not make a whole ton of money, this opportunity got our story out there and let us share with the world what we KNOW GOD has put in our hearts to do.  We cannot wait to see what God has in store for our family through this entire process. I do know that God has thus far been teaching me that I am not in control, He is!  He knows how this whole thing is going to work out.  God says in His word in Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your heart and your mind in Christ Jesus.  So He is well aware that there are going to be things that come up in our lives that we will want to worry about and he saying to us "Hey I got this!"  All we have to do is trust him!!! Thank you again for your support!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Give1Save1 Feature Family!!!

We are so excited to be the next feature family on the blog http://give1save1africa.blogspot.com/ starting October 22nd!  What actually happens is an adoptive family fills out an application telling a little about your adoption story and a video (thanks to Hannah and Justin) to show on the blog.  If you are chosen, at the start of the week the video will be on that blog for all to see along with a little about us, a link to our blog and an opportunity for people to donate to help bring our baby home! I am so thankful to get this opportunity! If you are one of my Facebook friends you will see lots of posts from me directing you to that page.  The idea is to get as many people to view that page as possible and to donate.  It gives everyone the opportunity to help if they feel led to do so.  I will keep you up to date on the running total of what we raise.  Please be in prayer for our family and what God is going to do through this process.  When you see me post on Facebook please share the link on your wall so as many people as possible can see it.  Thank you for your prayers and your support! We are so excited to bring our baby home.  I should have an update of where we are on the list by November 1st and will pass the information along as well.  Remember the first day of this wonderful opportunity will be Monday, October 22nd. 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Lights, Camera, Action!

Once again it has been a while since I have updated and I am sorry. Lots of different things have went on since I posted last.  Back in August we had a movie night fundraiser with some dear friends (The McCosh's) who are adopting for Ghana.  We had a great turnout of friends a family.  We ended up making about $250 each.  We are so grateful!  

When we first started our adoption process a sweet young lady, who went to church with us up until she got married and went off to college, told me that she would love to help us in someway raise money to bring our sweet baby home.  I contacted her back in August and we tossed around a few ideas and she and her husband wanted to do a photo shoot and interview our family about the adoption process! I was so excited about this because we wanted to apply to be a feature family for Give1Save1.  So we traveled to Dayton Tennessee to meet up with the Kelley's for our debut on the big screen!  For those of you who know me personally know that I cannot shut-up!  I talk all the time.  Well not so when someone is taping me.  I was at a loss for words (I know that is HARD for you guys to believe but it is true!).  Arleigh was a ham as usual.  You will see this in the video.  Hannah and Justin were so patient with us!  I am so grateful they offered to do this for us.  Here are a few of the pictures that they took for us.  

                                We had so much fun playing on the playground with the girls. 

                        Arleigh's favorite part was going to SnoBiz for snow cones!

I am not able to put the video on here yet because I got word on 10/05/12 we were picked for Give1Save1 and our video will be linked to their page!  I am so excited! What this is, is a week long fundraiser where they will feature us on their blog and let everybody know our story, show our video and give people an opportunity to donate to us during that week! What a wonderful opportunity to be picked for this!  Our week is going to be the week starting October 22nd!  We are excited to see what God is going to do with this! Please continue to pray for us.  We are #54 on the list! Hopefully it will not be much longer before we get to bring our baby home!