Monday, July 21, 2014

American Girl Doll Give Away!!

This Thursday marks our 10 month mark!!  It's amazing how quickly, yet excruciatingly slowly the last 10 months have passed us.  When we began I wondered if exactly 40 weeks from that point if our baby might be born.  Would God set it up that just as we became active on the adoption list our baby would begin to be knit together in his/her first mama's womb?  Well, we are nearing that day.  Only God knows when our baby will be due.  In His perfect timing....  So we continue to wait!  While we are waiting we are working on continuing to raise money for the adoption fees!

We are over the moon and so very, very EXCITED to announce this fundraiser.  We will be raffling off an AMERICAN GIRL DOLL!!  With Christmas just a few short months away now is a great time to be thinking of a gift for that special little girl in your life!!

 American Girl Doll Give Away!!!!
  • We will be giving away one* American Girl Doll of YOUR CHOICE to one* lucky winner! *If we sell more than 150 virtual tickets, we'll add a 2nd doll so there will be TWO lucky winners! 
  • The giveaway is open for one month (July 21 - August 21).  The winner(s) will be announced Saturday August 23!
Here's how it works:
  • Purchase a virtual raffle ticket by clicking on the PayPal button on the right that says "American Girl Raffle."  Important: Please indicate your contact information in the notes section so we can find you if when you win.
  • If you would prefer to make a tax deductible donation with your raffle ticket purchase please click on the Adopt Together Button at the top.  In the comments, just note American Girl raffle when you are making the donation!
  • Each donation of $10 buys you 1 virtual raffle ticket.  A donation of $25 buys you 3 virtual raffle tickets.
  • Cash or check raffle tickets may also be purchased in person.  Just contact me!
  • The winner will be selected using and announced here on this blog.
  • If you are the lucky winner, I will contact you via email to arrange for your American Girl gift card to be issued so that you may choose the American Girl doll of  your choice!

Which American Girl Doll will you choose??  

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Give me your eyes so I can see....

It never ceases to amaze me how God works in our lives.  Just last night we began an intensive study on spiritual warfare.  I was a little nervous about beginning this study.  In the past when I have

Thursday, June 12, 2014

I felt like letting go, giving up, and just moving on.

Since we began this process over a year ago there has been one scripture that has been our guiding light.  God has used it to reaffirm so many situations and circumstances.  It has brought comfort, healing, and hope.  There have been so many times where I feel like letting go, giving up, and just moving on.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Update on the Chick fil A Fundraiser!

I have been wanting to share with y'all how the Chick fil A Adoption fundraiser turned out.  We have been crazy busy since last week, but I am glad to finally have a moment to update you.  To say the least it was a GIANT success!!!  It went above and beyond any expectations I could have ever imagined.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The next BIG thing!

We are so excited for our next fundraiser!  We have been anxiously preparing for it for the last couple weeks.  This is one that has been in the back of my mind since January.  I have prayed consistently about it for months.  When it first came to mind I was a little nervous about it.  I was not sure where to start or how to put it together.  I kept praying about it to be sure it was definitely something we should tackle.  I kept coming back with a resounding, "YES"!  Doors opened and plans were made.  So here we are faithfully standing and waiting to see how God will show up with this one!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Why haven't I been trusted with a child?

I did not think Mother's Day would have much of an effect on me.  I expected to do as we always do.  We spend time with our families and friends and celebrate moms!  It's always been a wonderful time.  I have adoption friends and friends who struggle with infertility.  I had heard them say Mother's Day is a hard day and were not looking forward to it for certain reasons.  They said it hurts.  They said they feel lonely and sad.  I understood for them, but not me...  I was certain I would be fine.

I had been asking myself in the days leading up to Sunday if Mother's Day would hurt this year.  Would I be sad?  Would it be anything but normal?  Would not being a mom hurt even more on Sunday?  I kept coming up with no.  You don't let stuff like that get to you.  It's not about you.  You will be fine.  Mother's Day is for moms.  You aren't a mom.  It's not even about you.  Just focus on the things you need to get done for others.  I was settled with that answer.  I was good with it.  I had no issue with Mother's Day.  I was good to go.  Until Mother's Day eve....

Thursday, May 8, 2014

"So you think you will be a mother this Mother's Day?" he asked

Ahhhh Mother's Day.  Mother's Day is coming.  Did you know it's just 4 days away?  A day to celebrate mama's everywhere.  This year is a little different for me.

I was walking along minding my own business and wham out of nowhere like a heavy brick being dropped on my little baby toe someone asks me, "Sooooo you think you will be a mother this year for Mother's Day?"