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Monday, September 20, 2010


We took a huge step in our adoption process today. We submitted our dossier. I know, many of you are probably wondering what that funny french sounding word means. I know you are wondering, because when we first heard the word-we wondered too. Well, a dossier is a collection of documents about our family. It is sent to our agency and then on to Africa. The powers that be then use that information to process and approve us for adoption.
We are pleased and excited to have this step taken. It is bringing us closer to bringing our 2 blessings home. Please pray for our dossier as it is sent overseas and processed.
Check back soon for more information on our process.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Chick-fil-a Calendars

We are continuing to raise funds for our adoption. We have been so blessed so far by the various way God has provided for our fund. We are around halfway!
Our next venture is Chick-fil-a calendars. We will be selling them for $8. They have great coupons. Each calendar sale adds $5 more to our fund. They make great gifts.
Please let us know if you want any OR if you are willing to help sell. Our goal is to sell 500. I know that seems like a ton. But with God all things are possible!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Disappointment and Trust

Well, I am a little disappointed. I know that sounds terrible in light of our post from yesterday... but I feel a tiny bit bummed. We just received an email about a grant that was supposed to meet about us next week. They are moving us to the October meeting- that is the source of my disappointment. I was so hoping and praying that they would meet and select us, thus allowing us to keep stepping forward. However, despite my disappointment... I trust. I trust knowing that God is in control and guiding each step of this adoption I trust knowing that He will continue to be faithful. I trust knowing He knows what is best for us and our future children. I trust knowing this is all in HIS perfect timing.
We have several things we are praying about right now regarding some decisions we face. Please pray for us as we follow God. Pray that we will hear HIS still, small voice.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Last night as we were going to bed, Dave noticed a voicemail on our phone. I listened to it and was so pleased to hear what it said! It was a message letting us know we had been awarded a grant for $3,000!!! This means we only have about $16,000 more to go... I know $16,000 is hardly an amount in the category of "only." But when I think that we started with basically nothing back in late March and see how far we have come, I am amazed and humbled. In 5 months God has blessed us with $24,000. God has poured out his blessings by means of fundraisers. yard sales, grants and generous gifts.
We are so excited and eager to see how God continues to provide for us each step of the way. Please be in prayer September 7. We have another grant who will be meeting about our family. If selected for this grant we will be able to move forward with requesting our referrals and submitting our dossier. WOW!! Just saying that gets me excited:)
Thank you again for following our journey.