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Giving Thanks

I have to take a moment to give thanks to a friend from church. She has been a ray of sunshine as I struggled through the infertility path. She has a few friends that have walked my path over the past few years and knew exactly how to approach me. Of course she figured out that I have a blog and read through so many posts before she spoke up to me. I was embarrassed at first because I knew I ranted about being around a ton of pregnant women and she happened to be pregnant. But my dear friend didnt seemed bothered by it. She was just concerned about my welfare and feelings.

This summer my dear friend brought me to tears. She was happy that Hubby and I moved forward with the decision to adopt. She was moved by the thought that we are excited to begin a different and new chapter in our lives. She then went on to mention my post on being too proud to beg for help. She went on to explain that she had helped her friend raise money for her adoption and that many people want to help me. She s…

First Adoption Fundraiser!

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I am so excited! 
Hubby's cousin and wife brought a new home and they wanted to furnish the home with new items. They are selling nearly everything and Hubby and I get to keep all the proceeds!

Hubby and I were over the moon when his cousin suggested giving us all the proceeds back in early June. We were beyond thrilled because we are in desperate need to raise funds to adopt. Once we mentioned it to a few other people, we started to get donations. People want us to sell their items and keep the money. How wonderful is that?

We were initially aiming to receive around $500 from the sales, but my cousin-in-love said that we were aiming way too low. She estimates $1500! Well an accountant can go toe to toe with a lawyer, but this is a case close matter. I rather take the $1500 estimate.

So wish us luck as we sell all that we can on Saturday, July 16th! We will be one step closer to our first down payment for our adoption!

Who We Are

Deep in the loads of paperwork to be approved to adopt a child, is a set of questions, a ton of questions. We have to dive deep into our inner most thoughts and dreams to capture on paper what we want, where we will go and most importantly, who we are. We dedicated Sundays to tackling all the adoption paperwork and family. It's time set aside to learning about this road that so many secretly walked down. We knew that there was more to just receiving a child, that perhaps we needed to know who we are so that we can explain it to others. One small question created a huge, week long discussion. So we took a stab at it to create our slogan:
"We are a kind, hugging couple that spends quality time camping, reading, coloring, living minimally, traveling the world, and eating gluten free all while being children of God."
Dare I say that was a run on sentence? Perhaps, but it encompasses all that we have become over the past eleven years together. We have fought a good fight again…