Saturday, November 21, 2009

God NEVER ceases to amaze me!!

We got a call the other night from a friend of ours. She had recently been in Broken Bow and met a lady who had a sibling with Down Syndrome. Our friend shared our story with her and she was so excited. She can't wait to get together with us to share her experiences growing up with a sister with DS. I think that will be incredibly valuable to our girls. As if that wasn't cool enough, she asked if we still needed money for the adoption. After our friend told her that yes, we were still trying to raise funds, she wrote us a check for $1500.00!!! I am still in awe...a person whom we have NEVER met was willing to sacrifice soo much to help us bring TJ home!! It just confirms to me that this truly is God's Will for us. I don't even know how to begin to thank her...she is a true ANGEL!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


WOW!! We survived!! We put in 2 ten hour days making 360 dozen enchiladas!! Boy were we exhausted! BUT it will be well worth it!! (I can't wait to find out the grand total from our church!)
I had a dream Saturday night that I was holding little TJ and kissing the top of his little head as he snuggled into me. I woke up with aching, EMPTY arms!! I cannot wait for them to be filled with my little boy. Tomorrow we will FINALLY be able to send the check to Adoption Consultants and get rolling with the home study. I can't wait to have that completed! I have been gathering paperwork while we've been waiting so hopefully we will be able to send in the dossier shortly after our homestudy is completed. This time cannot go by fast enough for me!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Fundraiser Update

God is soooo good to us!! Our enchilada orders grand total is 325 orders...that is 3,900 enchiladas!!! Boy do we have a lot of work cut out for us. I know that God will provide the help and it will be all to His Glory.
After doing the calculations, if people only paid the $18 per order, which MANY gave above and beyond that, we would have $5,850!! Minus the cost of making them, which will be around $1500, that gives us a profit of...over $4000!!!! PRAISE GOD!!

As I was typing this, I got 6 more orders!! Crazy!!

I am sooo excited to be able to FINALLY move forward and get our son HOME!!!