Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Needin' a Little Crazy Love

Hello all!

You, my readers and followers, who have been on this journey with me for a while, know what we've gone through thus far in our attempt to follow God's plan for an adoption this year. We've done a LOT of research, soul searching, PRAYING, applying with one agency to then be told it may not be right, and finally finding our current wonderful agency.

We have sold off unused clothing, toys, and "stuff". We've cut back on as much as we can from our monthly budget. We continue to stay debt free so far with the exception of our house and car. We are using all that we have in savings toward this adoption. We are selling coffee (left sidebar) and necklaces (top under header) and designing blogs (left sidebar) to help raise money. We are planning a parents night out fundraiser locally and hope to raise money in that way. Our agency generously has reduced our fees by $2,000 as there is such a need for good families to adopt from Hong Kong. Yet, we are still far behind where we need to be. We have currently raised close to $6,000 and will most likely need around $18,000 once it's said and done (and that's pretty good in the adoption world!).

There is a wonderful blog I read and follow that is doing a little Crazy Love right now! They are thinking about donating some money and handing out a little crazy love to others in the midst of adoptions. While they're going through a lot all on their own, what a huge blessing to others! I love this blog! I love the 10 amazing kids they have! I'm so excited to see what comes of this post and this love! so excited!!!

I know that our adoption will continue and go through. I love seeing what God is doing in our lives through this time and watching what he is doing in the lives of others in the adoption world as well. We have been blessed with a wonderful vacation recently thanks to two wonderful grandparents, and were working our (my) tail off with the adoption paperwork during it all! :) It's a lot of work, and I CANNOT wait to see what the end result is!!!


Holly said...

Me too girl, me too! I cannot wait to see your precious treasure that God entrusts you with!
And His provision is perfect and $18,000 is NOTHING in international adoption...our God owns it all and He is going to supply your needs.
Let me give you a shout out...I LOVE the necklaces I bought from you for a gift and for myself :) So elegant!!
You are one amazing Mommy and I'm glad to call you friend!

Christie said...


I'm looking into buying some coffee. Have you tried any of it or heard which one is good??

I'm down to my last bit here at home and figured trying something new and supporting you would be great!

It may be next week by the time I buy since I'm heading out of town today...


Lisa said...

Hi Christie! That would be awesome! I personally don't care for coffee (I know, go figure! LOL) but have heard from others who are selling it that it's great! Sorry, wish I could be of more help!!! But I so appreciate it! :)

Holly, I know! Thanks again for the necklaces! Love ya!


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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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