Thursday, May 27, 2010

Blown Away

I just talked with a good friend on Facebook.  Her daughters, all on their own, decided to hold a lemonade stand tomorrow.  AND DONATE ALL THE PROCEEDS TO OUR ADOPTION FUND!  I'm just amazed!  

This is also my friend who shared with me not long ago as I was talking to her about going into this adoption and the kids and my worry about travel, that she and another family would help and figure it out if I needed help watching the kids when it was time to go.  I am horribly bad about asking or even receiving help.  I don't know why, but I am.  And as I was doing my normal, "Oh, that's ok, thanks..."  She stopped me and talked to me about how they as a family aren't able to adopt for a number of reasons, BUT they want to and CAN help others in other ways to still be a part of helping orphans, and this would be a way they COULD help.  It just was so wonderful to hear.  And then to find this out tonight, when we've barely gotten started along our journey, when our apps are in but no workers are even assigned to us yet, when things still seem so far off... they are thinking of us... they are praying for us... they are helping us... a blessed and wonderful feeling!

1 comments:

Good Morning, Lisa!! Congratulations on winning our giveaway for a custom made Mama Moose dress!! I am so excited for you and we are so grateful for all the ways you supported our family with our adoption fundraising. You can email me at kirkfam8@zoomtown.com and give me the size you would like Jess to make or you can go directly to her etsy site off our blog and leave her a message. Either way would be fine. We will be eager to get your dress to you.
God's grace to you as you lead and grow your precious children and journey down this next adventure to your new little one.
Amy Kirk

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!


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