Wednesday, November 12, 2014
As most of you know, we are in the process of adopting Baby K!!! We are so excited & are hoping to be matched with our baby any day.
Were you aware that November is National Adoption Month?!
I love reading about how adoption has touched the lives of others. It's been so encouraging to see all of the posts on social media celebrating adoption over the past week & a half. I'm thankful for the connections I've made in the online adoption community that have allowed me to learn so much about this process.
As you probably know, over the past 7 months, we have been fundraising! I know y'all are probably so tired of seeing all of our fundraising posts by now! Hang in there with us just a little bit longer ;)
If you check out our "Fundraising Thermometer" on the right hand side of the blog, you will see we are getting REALLY close to reaching our fundraising goal (we've raised 83% of our goal)!
We are hoping & praying that by the end of this month, we will have met our goal.
If you are new to our blog, and want to read our original Adoption Announcement, Click Here:
Our Adoption Announcement
To learn more about why we are fundraising, Click Here:
Fundraising for Baby K!
The point of this post is to update y'all on our fundraising progress & let you know what fundraisers we will have going on over the next few weeks. We also wanted to thank all of the generous people who have blessed us immensely over the past 7 months.
We know how busy life gets around this time of the year with the Holidays coming up, so we wanted to break everything down for those of you who are interested in helping us reach our fundraising goal!
For those of you interested in participating, we have 4 active fundraisers going on this month!
Here's the breakdown:
1. ADOPTION AUCTION
We will be holding an *ONLINE* Auction through Facebook starting this Sunday, Nov 16th & ending on Wednesday Nov 19th.
A few details:
We have worked really hard on this fundraiser & are hoping for it to be a huge success!
We have collected over 100 AMAZING items for our auction! We are in the process of adding items to the event page & inviting others to join the event.
In order for this event to be a success, we need to involve A LOT of people! We are hoping that by the end of the auction, every single item will have at least 1 bid!
Help us Bring Home Baby K by joining the event, spreading the word & bidding on a few items!!!
To read the full Auction details & to join this BIG event, click here:
Auction Event Page
2. T-SHIRT FUNDRAISER
4. PUZZLE FUNDRAISER
Finally, I want to share about our puzzle fundraiser.
God has provided abundantly for us through this fundraiser.
We are so thankful for every single person who has donated to our adoption fundraising. We have been encouraged & blown away by the friends, family and even strangers who have been a part of our adoption journey so far!
Here's an update on this fundraiser:
So far, our puzzle represents almost $8,000 of donations & is 91% complete.
Updated puzzle picture:
I will be posting a lot on social media over the next couple of weeks, you can help us by reposting & sharing. We feel at this point, we have reached almost everyone in our online community with our story, & need help spreading our story to others outside of our reach.
Friday, November 7, 2014
(After writing this post, I felt like I was supposed to come back & add this: Maybe someone reading this needs to hear that God loves you. He is a present God. He is real & He desires to have a relationship with you. Do you have the peace of God in your life? Have you ever heard Him speak loving promises to your heart? Do you know Him in this intimate & real way? We were created for relationship with Him. He desires to know you. Call out to Him. The Bible says that all we have to do to enter into a relationship with God is to call upon His name, believe, repent of our sins & ask Him to change us. No matter what we've done He is always faithful to forgive us, restore us & love us unconditionally.
Over the past couple of months, waiting has seemed to be the main theme in our journey, but I can see so many other little themes & big lessons too. Through the waiting, God is working & teaching & changing us. It's not easy but we know this growth is for our good & His purposes.