Saturday, October 30, 2010

Shopping With a Purpose

So many right now are trying desperately to raise the money needed to bring their children home. Sounds so silly writing it in such a way, but that's the truth, raising money to bring their children home. And we are no exception.

Linny from A Place Called Simplicity is doing a post compiling LOADS of fundraising families and their fundraisers. This will be an amazing place to shop for your Christmas gifts this year. What better way to get something special for loved ones while helping an adoptive family bring their children home!!!

We are currently in process to adopt a special needs child from Hong Kong. For those of you from A Place Called Simplicity, I am a single parent of three children adopted through foster care. I felt God calling us to adopt internationally and after much prayer and searching found the Hong Kong program to be where He has led. I am excited to find what more He has in store!!! Money has come along well so far as I knew He would provide, but we've been in a stand still recently with fundraising. I'm hoping Christmas will help boost us up to that next fee which will be due soon when our homestudy is approved.

Please take a minute to glance at our beautifully handmade necklaces! Only $15 each, which INCLUDES shipping! And if you buy 3, you can get a fourth for just $5 more! You can click the link in this paragraph, or go to the "necklaces available" link below the header of the blog.

Here are a couple examples of ones still available. I will be adding more in the next week!!!


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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!

Olivia - 14

Olivia - 14

Braeden - 11

Braeden - 11

Liam - 9

Liam - 9

Macy - 5

Macy - 5

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Orphan Crisis

• 147 million orphans in the world
• 50 million orphans in Africa 
• Every 14 seconds a child is orphaned by AIDS
• 16,000,000 have been orphaned by AIDS
• Every week, AIDS claims as many lives as American fatalities in the Vietnam War
• 854 million people do not have enough to eat
• Malnutrition is associated with the deaths of 5 million children under the age of five
• Every 2 seconds an orphan dies from malnutrition

Hence the title of my blog

Little Did I Know

Little did I know that the road would be so rocky
Little did I know that the trip would take so long
Little did I know that my heart could hurt so much
Little did I know that God is never wrong

Little did I know that love could be so powerful
Little did I know that a dream so far could go
Little did I know that God would place the right ones
Little did I know that my heart, so large, could grow

Little did I know that a dream has it’s own timing
Little did I know that this day would finally come
Little did I know that four souls would be sent to guide me
Little did I know that they would choose to call me mom

But God knew all along and He had a plan to follow
God knew all along that my dream would soon come true
God knew all along that we five should be together
God knew all along that I’d share it all with you