Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Adopted by HIM

My friend Nikki sent me a link to this video today. It is what our hearts have been feeling. God adopted us as his children. He sacrificed so we in turn could be a part of HIS family. He chose us and saved us. He is the author of adoption. He is the one who came up with the idea and now he passes that on to us. We are so humbled by the love of Christ and his call on our life. I am pretty emotional at the moment and without words. Just watch this and it will express our hearts better than my words

Friday, October 14, 2011

Faces of Ethiopia

It is 1:18 am and I can't sleep...this is pretty much how this whole process began for me. :) I follow a ministry called No ordinary love ministries. Tonight I checked up and found these pictures. Oh my heart.....This awakens something inside of my heart I didn't even know existed until recently. These pictures make me long for the day I get to hold my child....the child unknown to me, but not to the one who created him/her/them. I want to do more. I want to help more. Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you. James 1:27.Take a few minutes and click on this link. Look at these beautiful faces. How can you help them or show them love?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

It's Raffle Time with Darcy Holsopple Photography

We have filled you all in on our hearts for adoption, the extreme cost and our process thus far. Last week we mailed in our second round of paper work with our first big check...A check we were able to send thanks to selling our Freestyle and buying a grocery getter! Thank God right?! So now we are on to our first raffle. I am SUPER excited about this one. Our first donation came from one of my nearest and dearest friends Darcy Holsopple. Darcy is an amazing photographer and she has been doing our family pictures for years and we are so thankful for her willingness to donate! Want to see how great she is? Here is some proof!!

 I can't wait to see who wins!!!! You will be so blessed by the pictures you will get and she is so much fun to work with! Here is what your raffle ticket can win for you!

2012 Family Session (up to 6 ppl)
approximately 1 hour session
location of outdoor session within 15 miles of 46553 area code
approximately 20-25 digital images on CD
valued at $200

Find me on Facebook at Darcy Holsopple Photography

So, here is how the raffle works.

Email us at Type raffle in the subject line. Tell us how many raffle "tickets" you would like to buy, your name,  phone number or email address, and tell us if you will pay via check or paypal.  We will assign you 1 number per "ticket" and email the number(s) back to you. After we reach $1,000 we will raffle off the prize.
To pay for your ticket(s) all you need to do is simply click on the donate button on the right of this page. Follow the simple instructions and pay by debit or credit card. If you do not have either of those, email me and we will make arrangements.
Each "ticket" will cost $10.00...which is an amazing price to pay for the photo shoot! Post the link to your fb page or email it to friends you think would be interested in getting a professional photography session at such a great price. The more people that know, the more people will bid. The more people we get bidding the sooner you will find out if you win!!! To increase your chance to win buy more than one ticket. There is no limit to number of tickets you buy! Let's get started!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

soccer mom's official.....I'm a 30 year old minivan drivin mama! I swore I wouldn't have any more kids and I wouldn't own a minivan....Now look at me. I am in the adoption process and today I bought a minivan! It really is a huge blessing and answer to prayer, it is just a humbling step for me. :) Never say never....and no I am not quoting Justin Bieber! Last week I told you all that we needed to get some money for home studies and another round of paper work. We felt that we were to sell our Freestyle and buy an older minivan. We then would have a profit that could get us through that next step financially. We sold the Freestyle and bought a 02 Honda Odyssey all within a 5 day period. AMAZING! So praise God we are able to continue on in this process and....we made one little 4 year old very happy by buying a minivan with a dvd player! (Not on purpose, it was just a nice little bonus.) Thanks for all of the prayers! The speed at which things keep happening is a testimony to your prayers. Thank you!