Okay whoever has been praying that Josh and I complete our packet quickly, thank you, because it is totally working!!! I am finalizing and proofreading and double, triple, and quadruple checking it right now, but we should have it READY TO DROP OFF by FRIDAY!!! What?!?
We initially thought it would take us six weeks to finish, but we've plowed through it and worked very hard to get it done as soon as we possibly could. Though we are needing more in our adoption account to fund the homestudy, our packet is otherwise complete and nearly ready to go back to the adoption agency. This is a huge praise, a big step, and we are so thankful for your prayers and encouragement!
We now have TWO WEEKS LEFT in our Adoption Change Drive, and I was ecstatic to get my first bottle drop off today! Thank you Miss Pris for your amazing donation, even filling an extra huge container with change from her family reunion! You rock lady!
We will be keeping track of each person's donation so we can award a big fat THANK YOU PRIZE to whoever donates the highest amount in change! A $100 Fleming's Steakhouse gift card, courtesy of a wonderful donation (you know who you are, and I love you!)!
Get your change back to us by November 10th to be entered in the contest, and we will announce the winner soon thereafter! We know that you all would have been incredibly generous with this change drive even without the prize, but it wass a really fun and effective way to motivate people, and it is wonderful for us to be able to thank someone in a really nice way!!!
Remember, you don't have to have a baby bottle to participate, any old container/bag will do! Feel free to spread the word about our blog as well, as we would like as many people praying for our family as possible!
If you are praying, please pray for an awesome provision through this Change Drive. Pray that God will bring us just the right child for our family at just the right time. Pray for our birth family as they are out there struggling with tough choices and circumstances. On an unrelated topic, while I have you praying, I would also like to ask for prayer for a sweet girl who was recently diagnosed with a very tough form of cancer at age 15. Her name is Katie and she has an incredibly hard road ahead of her, one that will require a lot of courage and strength. Please be praying that God will feel very close to her and her family right now!