I wanted to share some blessings with yall! It has been a very neat few days. I have had some just wonderful support from dear friends by way of phone calls, posts, emails, etc at a time when I really was needing that and for that I am eternally thankful! :) In addition to that things have been kinda nutty, one thing will go wrong and then a blessing shows up :) I am so thankful for the blessings in my life :) One such thing is that I was contacted by a couple of dear sweet ladies who felt called to help with Jeremiah's Adoption but weren't really sure what they could do. So they prayed and put their heads together and decided that they could use their sewing talent to help Jeremiah. They designed a digitized embroidery set and are selling it on their website FOR JEREMIAH! They are giving 100 percent of the sales direct to our Adoption Fund! Is that not amazing. If you are anyone you know sews and might can use either this set or anything from their webstie PLEASE check them out and support them. Go to THE CHARMING STATION to see what they are selling for Jeremiah :) and from their you can explore their whole site :)
As if that was not enough, they also sell a thing called "monsters" on their website. Well for quality control purposes they make one of each pattern they sell, to make sure it works right I guess and to photograph for the website maybe. Anyway they have a bunch of these Monster Samples and they are mailing them to me to sell for Jeremiah!
They thought maybe we would have an opportunity for another craft show or something and can sell them there and I said, not sure about another show but go ahead and send them and we will sell them somewhere! :) So just a short time after I find out they are on the way I find out about a craft show coming up for a local Gym to fundraise. They are renting booth space to others to raise money for the gym. Anyway the booth and table rental is VERY reasonable and if we have these monsters, and our sonic cards
left over from last time, the things from the last sale that were not perishable and the Born in My Heart Adoption bracelets
we had donated we will have plenty to sell with no cost other than the space rental :) So I am actually excited!!! She said at the very least they were hoping to help us make back what we lost at that craft show that flopped. I am so incredibly blessed that they would do this for us :)
And in addition to the blessing of these ladies and their generosity, We have been blessed to have several folks donating items for us to hold an online auction on the fundraising blog. I am hoping to have it up by next week. I am waiting on some information and hoping to get some more donations before we start it. Basically folks can bid on what they would pay for it and at the end of the auction the highest bidder will win. Bidders will need to pay postage on the items. PRAY for us please to get some more donations and that folks will want to bid on the things we have. Also we will need help spreading the word and those who do will have entries put in our Spread the Word Giveaway that will be drawn right before we travel to Taiwan to get Jeremiah when that GLORIOUS time comes :)
We also have had a few more folks sign up to be involved in the benefit for Jeremiah that is this friday night! It is funny a few back out and a few more sign up. But I know it is going to be an amazing night of giving Praise the Lord for who HE is, who Jeremiah is, what God has done in Jeremiah's life and what He is going to do in all our lives! :)
And speaking of blessings! Here are some pictures of my little Panda Boy Blessing :) He is such a cutie pie and I am overwhelmed with how much I love this boy and how it feels like he has always been here, but at the same time I so remember the journey to him. I think back now to how LONG that journey felt at 10 and half months from first day seeing his picture till him in our arms and compare to the Journey to Jeremiah...we are over 9 months into the Journey and still fundraising, and not in court yet! WOW! But I have to believe it will happen. GOD IS ABLE! Anyway...on to pics :)
Got a great deal on this little elmo couch at 2nd hand store so it was one of Noah's Santa gifts :) The book was a gift from friends who came to visit recently :) He LOVES to read! :)
looked at me when realized I was takin pics! :)
Is this not adorable! :) I have a bushel basket with magazines and such in it and a NOAH! LOL
This was New Year's Eve at my friend Pam's! Noah fell in love with Pam's Dad. Noah and pawpaw are the best of buds now! :) They won 7 out of 10 hands of Mexican train! :) heehee
playin the organ with my 'weebeth' :) My friend Pam's baby girl!
reading with weebeth! :) He just had the best time with her :)
a box of FROGS! heehee My dear friend Joy who I met online several years ago and we have met in person once or twice a year since because they are close enough to do that, has been collecting FROG things for us for Jeremiahs room! :) A whole box of things! :) It was so fun to go through them all :)
Noah playin with Joy's son Will and you can see Chyanne's foot! They had the best time :)
Me and Joy :) We have not seen each other since LAST Christmas. It was so good to get a hug and see each other again :)
blurry but too cute not to use :)
another blurry cute picture :)
Joy and her hubby Ed
Joy and I havin a bit of silly fun :)
Celeste and Auntie Joy :)
Millie and Joy :)
Millie Celeste and Chyanne get into the silly fun :)
Auntie Joy gets Noah to let her hold him! :)
Please be praying for the benefit Friday Night and for fundraising as a whole. I am so thankful for those who are trying so hard to help us bring this little guy home and we plan to pay that forward after Jeremiah is home! We have been so touched by adoption and by the 143 million orphans worldwide. We will never be the same again.
Jeremiah my sweet frogie boy! Mama loves you so much sweetie pie. So many people love you darling and are working so hard to make sure you get to come home and have your very own family :) And that you can have medical care and therapy and an opportunity to be the best you can be. We love you little man and no matter what you do or do not do we will love you and support you. You are already being used by God to touch peoples lives and that is so amazing. I am honored that God would bless me with the joy of being your mama! I cannot wait to have you placed in my arms and be able to give you kisses in person, but until that day sweet angel boy, catch my kisses in the wind!