Sunday, May 16, 2010

Our First Fundraiser

This is officially our first fundraiser for our adoption! Truly, we will also be using money that I had worked at saving for a down payment for a house, which I had thought we were being called to this spring/summer, but alas God had other plans for that money! :) and that's just fine with me! :)

This now resides on our dining room table. Any change I have (other money gets put directly into my savings account) goes into this jar. Braeden and Olivia know what it is, what it's for, and why we're doing it, and they put change in it also. Olivia puts any money she gets right into the jar, I love their hearts!!! 

They are both super thrilled and excited at the possibility of being older siblings again. Braeden has it in his head that he's going to be a "savior" to the child. He keeps saying that he will "rescue the baby from drowning." It's too funny. The only thing I can relate it to, how he may have gotten this idea, is that once when Liam was little he was in a baby float in the kiddie pool on our driveway and somehow flipped himself forward into the water, to which I of course jumped in and "saved him." Then there was also the hotel pool incident!!! :)  So I guess he's decided it's a "protector" kind of thing to save people from drowning! :)  He's too cute!

So, we're off to save, to cut back, and to hoard even the little pennies that come our way.  It'll all add up to one wonderful, God-filled GIFT! :)


Holly said...

I so wish I had it all to GIVE you.
May the Lord supply and get all the glory!

annieglan said...

Have you read the blog?

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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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