Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Coffee Giveaway Winner and Update

And the winner is.... #4:

Kristin said...

I posted on FB.

Just let me know what flavor you want Kristin and I'll get you your coffee! Or Espresso!
Thanks for all who entered. You can all try Fresh Cup of Hope and support a great company and our adoption. Just click on the button under "Fundraising" to shop.
Now on to the announcement...
We just got a letter today from CCAI that our application has been approved! This is wonderful news and I am excited to dive into the mountain of paper work we have to finish. With this step comes a fee due within a month. The fee is $3350. We have raised about $1300 through the garage sales and we are working on some additional fundraisers.
 If you follow along on www.iwanttobakeyouabirthdaycake.blogspot.com you have seen some announcements about donations for a raffle. The raffle will begin August 1st and you don't want to miss it! If you would like to be a part of the raffle, please comment and let me know!

grey round about rug (made from upcycled t shirt yarn).
Photo credit: yourmomdesigns

I am reminded today of the intricacies of God's plans. He knits us together in our mother's womb. He also knits our hearts desires and our journey toward adoption. I remember as a young girl being introduced to adoption in many beautiful and wonderful ways. From my favorite Red Head BFF as a little girl to the baby girl that my Aunt's friend adopted from China. To a husband who's heart was always for the orphan, to unexpected circumstances that changed us, molded us, and allowed us to take the journey to our forever family. I am so thankful that even in spite of our best laid plans, God has a plan for us and He lovingly takes our hand to direct us along the way.


  1. Excited to follow your journey! www.lifeatbiggerdirt.blogspot.com