Tuesday, October 19, 2010


This was the first of four sweet notes we received in the mail this month, each containing four generous checks! We're blown away and so so thankful that these four people felt a call give to our family. This was a rough month and these checks made it possible for us to stay on track with our "adoption saving plan"!

Aaron and I have talked a lot about fundraising and writing support letters and so far we just haven't felt really comfortable with it. I'm not saying that I disagree with people who decide to do fundraisers, I honestly just think that Aaron and I NEEDED to get our butts in gear and learn some financial discipline! Ha! We have an amazing support system (I'm talking about our parents, both sets!) And every time we had a new idea they were there to "help us out"... house, car, debt, music... I probably shouldn't be telling you all this, but I want you to know our thought process and how far we've come. When we let our family know that we were going to start paperwork, there was just sort of this understanding, not something we had to talk about, we just sort of knew that we had to figure this out on our own! And I'm so glad because in the past six or seven months, Aaron and I have been able to come together and set goals, and make changes, and work overtime!

We've also had to learn to rely on God when our efforts fail us. Receiving these gifts from you just feels like a big pat on the back for all we've done to get this far :)


  1. hi! my husband and i raise support full time to work with our organization and the best part about it is that we are giving people an opportunity to be a part of what God is doing around the world. Those who can't go or adopt can be a part prayerfully and financially so you'd be surprised how excited people get when they're asked to partner with you! :) Just an encouragement in case it seems like begging (cause i know that how is!) :)

  2. Thank you so much for sharing that! I am definitely seeing more and more that we can't do this on our own and that it is a joy for other people to help out.