What??!!!!????? 89? How did we manage to go UP? I didn't see that one coming. :)
So, upon further inquiry, it appears that this is quite normal. Some months you just don't move at all. And some months (as in our case), you move, just in the wrong direction. Our social worker told us this can happen when a family initially receives a referral, but then ends up turning that referral down. It automatically places them back at the front of the list. Thus, shifting the numbers slightly back. Not exactly the news we had hoped to hear, but ultimately, we are trusting in His perfect timing.
So, in the meantime, you can support us by helping us continue to raise the funds needed to continue on this journey. Here are several ways you can do that:
-BUY A CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT (OR TWO!): Take a look at the handmade, wooden ornaments that my wonderfully talented father-in-law made:
Ornaments are selling for $20 and ALL proceeds go towards bringing our baby home. Email me for more info or to place an order.
Looking for a fun and different Christmas present for those special kiddos in your life?? Here are a couple ideas.....
-WOODEN STACKER TOYS: We really do have some great friends!!! Our friends, Josh and Tember Heft make homemade, wooden children's stacker toys out of completely organic materials. They are absolutely beautiful!! They have offered $5 from every toy sold to go towards our adoption. You can check out their site at www.tickitackitoys.etsy.com Thank you Tember and Josh!!! <3
-BOOK SALE: Have any little girls in your life? Looking for a way to combat the message that our society gives them about beauty? Stephanie Farley, author of the book, "God Made You Beautiful", has offered $5 from every book sale to go towards our adoption. Perfect for stockings!! Visit her website at http://www.godmadeyoubeautiful.com/ to place an order today! Just make sure to include a note that it is for our adoption. Thanks so much Stephanie!
So, there you have it! And as always, you can check out the fundraising tab at the top of our blog for other ways to support our adoption. I've said it before, but we really have been BLOWN AWAY by the generosity of so many of our friends and family!! Thank you to everyone who has supported us in some way by purchasing a t-shirt or an ornament. $20 may not seem like much, but all together, we are almost 2/3's of the way to our goal! So exciting!!!