I have contemplated about a million different fundraisers, but I feel like God keeps telling me to just be still, and I don't know why, but I trust Him. We still have a ways to go money-wise, but each time I have done a fundraiser I have felt really strongly that I should move forward, and right now I just don't. We continue to pray constantly for this adoption, and hope you are remembering us in your prayers as well!
I did, however, come up with a blog entry after all, and I'm pretty sure you will enjoy it. I was sitting on the computer trying to think of what to say on the blog when Eisley walked by. I asked her, "Do you want to write a letter to the baby?" She said sure, and my next blog entry was born. ;)
These are all her words, unedited because she is only six and the way she talks is just so stinking cute. ;) She says things in a way that sometimes I wish I could, completely honest and simple as can be. I am amazed daily at her maturity and understanding of the world. At one point, when explaining in her letter why babies get adopted, she even said, "I don't think we should tell the baby all the reasons, because they might be too little to understand, and we need to protect it til it's old enough to understand." What?! So wise.
She would talk and talk, and then ask what else she should say. I would ask her a question like, "Well, why don't you tell the baby about our house," and off she went again!
So here you have it, Eisley's letter to "her" baby brother or sister.
We are so excited to have you in our family. When you get older, would you want to come to parties with us? You are so cute. We will love you so much. We will take you to everything we do. Our home is filled with love. I have the best mommy and daddy that take care of you when you're sick. I have fun because I love my mommy and daddy. And I hope you will too.
My mommy and daddy are so kind. They do what I want them to do. But sometimes they say "In a bit" because they're doing some work. We had to pay for you because we adopted you. We were hoping for you very soon. We are waiting so long we hope that we get a call pretty soon. We have done counting, we've done giving bottles. It's so hard, but I'm just glad we can do this cause I really want a new baby.
We had a fundraiser at Genghis Grill. We might have another fundraiser, but probably not at Genghis Grill. We done getting some more love so we can love you. I don't care if you're a boy or a girl. I just want a cute looking baby.
Our home is nice and sweet. We have a dog that you can love too. Her name is Avey. She will be kind to you. You would have so much fun in our family. But you might be filled with joy. There's going to be lots of toys for you to play with cause my mommy and daddy love us so much.
You should be a Christian cause Jesus will love you so much. He died on the cross for our sins. Everybody sins. Except Him. We go to church to celebrate His love that He has given us. Our church is kind. It helps you if you get hurt.
Three babies have died in our family. One was named Lily. One was named Gracie. We didn't know if the other one was a boy or a girl, but if it was a boy we would have named it James probably. Lily had a cord wrapped around her. That's how she died. I knew she was gonna be cute, and so I know you will too.
Adoption means to get a baby that doesn't come from your tummy, it comes from other people that can't take care of their babies. We don't know how we will get you yet, but we hope that it will be someone that will pick the right family. We are sure that your birth mommy will love you, but either they are too young or they just don't have someone to help her take care of you, or other reasons.
You have so much love. Our aunts and uncles are kind, fun to play with. Our grandmas and grandpas help us and play so much. We just love having this family. We're so glad that we are for this family.
We will play with you a lot so you won't get lonely. Sometimes we might have to do a little bit of homework though, cause we're gonna be a little bit older, so. My brother Jake is kind and he will play with you a lot and so will I.
You will have love.