Did you read the title of this blog post!? Can you believe it!? Our original goal was $3,000. God totally blew that goal out of the water when he abundantly exceeded that goal by over $2,000!! When I received the final total I was absolutely speechless at God's kindness towards us. The beautiful thing about God's sweet heart is that He allowed us to learn of our grand total over Mother's Day weekend. Mother's Day has not been an easy day to endure the last couple years. Walking through the halls of church on Mother's Day knowing that there would be cheerful "Happy Mother's Day" chatter always made my heart hurt. I knew that none of those "Happy Mother's Day" greetings would be given to me. This year was different. I don't have a child to hold in my arms but I am a mother. I am a mother to a little brown baby in Africa. I don't know their face. I don't know what they sound like when they laugh. And I don't know if they will be a boy or a girl. But I do know that the beautiful creator of the universe has provided the money we need to bring them home. He has allowed me to experience a sweet part of His heart for orphans. He has grown my faith. He has held my heart when I celebrate the pregnancies of dear friends. He has confirmed time and time again that He has a plan for Kevin and I. That plan doesn't look like what we imagined but nonetheless it's beautiful. The generous and sacrificial giving of our friends, family, and church is greatly appreciated and we could never express our gratitude. Thank you so much for your continued support and the eternal impact you are making in the life of our African child. Lifesong will match our total up to $3,000 and another donor is going to give $3,000 as well! So, let's do the math! $5,414 + $3,000 + $3,000= $11,414!! A little over a month ago we estimated that we still needed about $11,000 to pay the remaining adoption and travel fees. We joyfully celebrate and send God the glory for providing this money!
I wanted to share this video with you of a dear couple who adopted their little boy from Ethiopia! Here's their video when they met him. Every time I watch it I get so excited that we will get to experience the same joy! Check out their blog and help them bring home Baby #2 from Ghana!
WHERE WE ARE IN THE PROCESS RIGHT NOW:
WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF UPDATING OUR HOME STUDY SINCE WE MOVED FROM TN TO KY. OUR AMENDED HOME STUDY SHOULD BE COMPLETED IN THE NEXT MONTH. WE ARE CURRENTLY WAITING FOR THE REFERRAL OF A CHILD. HOPEFULLY IT WON'T BE LONG TILL WE CAN SEE THE FACE OF OUR CHILD.