Sunday, August 10, 2014

Updates... and a sweet surprise

It's been a while since I've posted so here is everything to catch you all up!

Our casino night was fantastic.  Aaron and I cannot ever thank everyone enough who contributed.  We sure felt loved and supported by so many wonderful friends and family.  Kathleen did an incredible job putting on this amazing event.  After an evening of laughter, food, games, cheers, and a few tears, the tally was totaled and it blew us away… $7,500 given that night.  We couldn’t believe it.  We thought it would take some time to process it, but the truth is we still can’t wrap our heads around the fact that we have been given to so generously.  It is truly humbling, you guys.  To everyone who gave, who helped with, who prayed over this night – We love you.  You are a part of Rose’s story now and forever. 

Our home study is complete and we’ve been working on our dossier.  More fun legal paperwork to fill out and all types of appointments to go to.  I can’t believe all that goes into adopting a child!  It’s a lot but it’s all worth it.  To take a child out of an orphanage, an institution where no child belongs.  And to bring her into a home with a mom and a dad, two little sisters, and a future bright with possibilities.  The work is nothing compared to the benefit.

We are now at just over $14,000 raised toward the total cost of $25,000.  More than half way there!  It is amazing to watch how God is providing.  I recently received a surprise that an anonymous donor has offered to do a matching grant, dollar for dollar, up to $500!  Thank you tons, whoever you are!  If you would like to donate toward giving a really sweet girl a loving home with a forever family, we would be so grateful.  And know that anything you give will be doubled, yay!! How great is that?!  

Here is the link to our main donation site: 

If you would like to give a tax deductible donation, you can do so here:

I leave you with some fun photos of our casino night, memories we will treasure always.