Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Please Help If You Can....

The blog above is a great family.... :)

They are traveling to EE to adopt a 14 year-old who is in desperate need of a QUICK adoption. Right now, they are doing a fundraiser with GREAT prizes. Hop on over and donate if you can....

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

It is a Start....

I FINALLY did it....

I opened a savings account....

I have been wanting to do it for years. Just never "got around to it." Well, today I did. This will be my adoption account. Any $$ given, raised, brought in for the adoption will be put in there... I opened it with the $$ that was left over from our start last year. I also added what was lost. So, we have a small start. I also agreed to let them take $25 a month out. It does not sound like a lot, but it is something. For someone who is living paycheck to paycheck, it IS a lot! Once the twins finish daycare in May, I will be able to add more....

Feels good to get the financial ball rolling. There is a LONG way to go, but you have to start somewhere, right??

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Reason....

I have always felt that everything happens for a reason. At times, we struggle to see WHAT that reason might be, but it IS there somewhere deep down.

When my sister told me she was moving away in the new year, I was sad. Though we see things differently, and I do NOT get along with her husband, she DOES have my ONLY niece and nephew and is my ONLY sister and our kids LOVE each other. I was going to miss them and the cousins that my children love. :(

However, T and I were discussing this morning that there was a good reason for them moving. T mentioned that Aunt Kim would not "have anything nice to say about us adopting" which is very true. My sister has already voiced many times that she feels I have "too many kids." Adding another would not be seen as anything positive in her eyes.

So, perhaps God was removing an obstacle for us to help make things a tad less stressful?

Thanks. ANYTHING positive is HUGELY appreciated... :)

Monday, January 30, 2012

Excited Again...:)

The whole family is finding ourselves getting excited again... :)

What once really stressed us out is now bringing us great joy!

This summer, I will set up a savings account. Then, I can start to put little bits of $$ here and there away. Every little bit helps, right?

I figure, that way, the amount that we need to raise might not seem so monumental. We have a little of the $$ that we raised initially that we did not lose in our deposit and that will go into the account. Then, things will be sold, fundraisers will begin, etc...

This will be life-changing for all of us which is exactly WHAT it should be. Rescuing an orphan will be the best thing that ever happened to us. Yes, I am sure that the child will benefit, but I think that we will benefit more from the lessons that we learn in that we CAN make a difference in this world that often seems so overwhelming with its problems and troubles.

One less orphan is one less orphan....

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

So Long.....Update

It has been so long, but we are still here.

Things went so crazy in my house last year. My son, Tobey entered the hospital in March for a pressure sore on his hip. 30 DAYS and 2 SURGERIES later, he was finally discharged! Things have been crazy! We are STILL battling the wound and STILL have a sand/air bed in our living room on which he sleeps....

Needless to say, this paused our adoption plans. :( N was adopted by another family which is bittersweet for me. While I am thrilled that he is no longer an orphan, my heart is broken that he was not placed with my family. :(

However, as much as I try to NOT think about adoption, it is something that still weighs heavily on my heart.

So, I have decided that we WILL still adopt. I have set a goal for us. We will commit to a child by Feb of 2013. That allows us some time to fundraise $$. Unfortunately, we lost the $$ that we gave the agency as a deposit for N, but I will not allow that to deter me. There MUST be a reason the Lord will not let this to leave my heart and I WILL follow it.

We will, more than likely, choose to rescue a child through Reece's Rainbow as that is an agency that is near and dear to my heart. I am not looking to save a baby as plenty of people want them. I will be looking at a 2-3 year-old. More than likely, a boy.

So, stay tuned as more details unfold and fundraisers start up. We could use all of the love, prayers, and support that you have!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Another ROAD BLOCK.... :(

Due to MANY unforseen circumstances, adoption processes are again on hold.

This might be temporary.

This might be forever.

I just do not know right now.

I DO know that my children here need me due to medical circumstances that we did NOT plan and that the financial situation that I had hoped for never happened. So, the adoption MUST be pushed back.

This DOES break my heart, but I do have faith that God WILL provide a loving family for N even if it is NOT ours. I HAVE to believe that. It is the ONLY thing that keeps me going.... :(

If things turn around, as I pray EVERY day that they will, we will continue on and work towards bringing N home. But, right now it just CAN'T happen...

The $$ that has been raised will sit and wait until a FINAL decision has been made....

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Rock Solid


Really, that is all I can say about my children as a unit...

They are the most fabulous group that I have seen. Right now, my son Tobey is in the hospital. He has been for the past 9 days. This is nothing new in our house. We are managing. We always do, but the thing that I have noticed is that my children make the most solid unit of love. They support and hold each other up in such a profound way. Where I lack because I am with Tobey, they make up to each other. It is a beautiful sight to see. No one does without if mom cannot be there. They just fill the void themselves for each other. I beam with pride and highly anticipate bringing N into such a warm environment.

A home with love and support that is as solid as the foundation of the house that it resides in!
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