On one hand, we are REALLY excited to be at this place in our adoption. From what I've heard from those who have gone through this process before, the hardest part (in terms of paperwork) is over!! The dossier, compared to the home study, is really not as labor-intensive. All of that being said, I am a little nervous for this part to begin. Leaving yourself open to having a stranger come into your home and "evaluate" you and your children is a little intimidating to say the least. Especially in this crazy, nutty home!! So, we would certainly covet your prayers this week as we begin to prepare for that!!!
In other news, once again, God has completely provided the fees needed for our home study. When Charles and I first began to pursue adoption, our biggest obstacle was the cost (and rightfully so!!!). Everyone who had gone before us said that the money would just be there. God provides for the things that He favors and He favors the adoption and care of orphans.
Now, it is one thing to believe this. It is another to LIVE it. However, I can honestly say, that our experience so far has been just that. Every single dollar (and it has been ALOT!) has been provided at EXACTLY the right time. We have never been without. We have never missed a payment. We are exactly where we should be in this crazy process. And I am continually AMAZED!! We are still not there yet...about a third of the way to our goal. Yet, we are confident that God will provide.
Now, being confident and having faith that God will provide DOES NOT mean we know the end of the story. It does not mean that we know HOW God will do it or what that will look like. We simply trust that He WILL.
ONE LAST THING!!!! Many of you have asked if we were planning any fundraisers (other than the t-shirts!)....and....mark your calendars, because here it is. :)
GIRLS NIGHT OUT!!!
Saturday, June 11th 2011
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Join us for an evening of FUN, FRIENDSHIP and FOOD as we celebrate adoption. Featuring a Premiere Jewelry demonstration and mini-facials by a professional esthetician. Guaranteed to be a good time! Invite your friends!!
Hope you can make it! We're also still selling t-shirts for anyone interested. We're hoping to sell 25 more to reach our goal!!! Have a wonderful rest of the day....working on a new series to unveil next week. See you then. :)