Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Our video

Here is the video we made that was featured on Give One Save One last week.  Please feel free to continue to share as we work towards our goal of $5,000.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Thank You!!

It has been a week where we have been touched by generosity, lifted up in prayer, and encouraged through kind words.  We want to thank all of you for helping in spreading the word of our adoption and donating.  We also want to thank Katie and all the folks at Give One Save One for selecting us to be featured, you all are a blessing to every family in the process you help.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Humbled and Grateful....

That is what we are felling today.  I have said before, but it is worth repeating - adoption reminds us that we are apart of something much larger in this life then just what our eyes see on a daily basis.  Everyday we have received little notes of encouragement and those have been the fuel we needed.  As we near the end of this part of the adventure we start to prepare for our journey to Poland and with that all of the changes to our world.  We want you to know that we are taking all of you with us, in spirit (sorry, airfare is kind of pricey these days), to meet our children.  One day we will tell them with pride how many hands were involved in getting them home.

As you can see, the thermometer on the left shows as of this morning we are at $2,215!  That is absolutely amazing!!  Thank you is not enough in this case, but it's all we have for now.  Your hands were in this process and we will be forever grateful...

Thursday, January 16, 2014

On The Third Day..............

You have helped us raise $1,398!  This has been amazing, that is almost two one way airline tickets from Poland to the U.S..  Let's keep this going.  Please keep praying that God will provide.  We are humbled by your generosity and many of the notes of encouragement we received have touched our hearts.  We are near the end of being featured, help us finish strong!  Thank you!!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Our 2nd Day Being Featured!

Our donation total continues to grow, as of 6am this morning we are at $1,210!!  We can't thank you all enough.  Your support and generosity are truly humbling.  We have a few more days left to reach our goal of $5k.  Please continue to share our story and let people know that every dollar counts in getting these kids home from Poland.  Also, just as important please keep us and all the families in the process of adopting in your prayers.  This is not an easy journey, but the payoff will be life changing!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

An Amazing First Day of Giving!!

Wow!!  We are truly humbled by everyone's generosity.  We are at the $1,004 mark as of this morning!  Thank you all so very much.  That puts us 1/5th of the way to our goal of $5,000.  Last night we were able to share our story with our daughter's American Heritage Girls troop and we had a few people walk up and give us money which we did not expect.  You can imagine the tears that flow when God touches someone like that to give and you are on the receiving end of it.

Please continue to share our link.  The goal is not to just raise money, but to give hope to those who walk this path after us, it certainly did for us.  We have a little more time that we will be featured and we appreciate everyone's effort in this.  It truly takes a village to get a child home, and we have never been in this adventure alone.  YOU are all a part of this as well.  From the bottom of our hearts....THANK YOU and God Bless you all!!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

See our fun and exciting video!!

As promised, we are live on the website Give One Save One, or maybe we should call it Give Four Save Four this week.  We really hope you enjoy the video, and we promise it is upbeat and positive.  The purpose of this video is to help us raise funds for our travel and last fees.  The four sibling we are adopting from Poland will be with us soon and we appreciate everyone's help and support.  Please watch the video, consider donating just $1, and then share it with as many people as possible via Facebook, Twiiter, Pinterest, carrier pigeon or whatever gets the word out ;)

We will post daily updates as to where we are in our goal.  Thank you all.  Here is the link:


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

6 Days.....and we'll need your help

In just six days, on Monday, January 13th we will be the featured family on the adoption fundraising site called Give One Save One.  We feel very blessed that they have chosen us and to feature the video we made detailing our adoption adventure.

What we will need all of you to help us with is spreading the word!  The premise of the Give One Save One site is that someone views our video donates $1 and then shares the video with family, friends, co-workers, etc on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, email, texts, etc.  We still have a good chunk of agency fees to pay so we would really appreciate all of you sending the link out to as many people as you can.  Our video will go live next Monday morning and I will post the link on FB as well as here on the blog.

I'll send out one more reminder next Sunday.  Please pray that this is a successful fundraiser for us!

Thank you all!!!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year.....and something to look forward to!

Happy New Year from our family to yours!  It has been an amazing and challenging year for us.  We have SO much to be thankful for, and 2014 is going to be a great year as we look forward to the next chapter of our amazing adoption adventure. 

Adopting from Eastern Europe has allowed us to connect with so many great families and for this we are truly grateful.  So many folks have reached out to us with support, advice, and encouragement.  In this process you really learn who you can lean on.  We just recently had a family who has adopted from the same country reach out to us to share their experiences.  We had a wonderful conversation with them on the phone and we were energized by their excitement for us and all of the good tips they shared with us.

Adding four children to our family this year is finally going to happen!!!  We will be a big family (they rock!), not as big as the Duggar family, but we will be doubling in size.  We can't wait for the adventures, challenges and good times we will have.  Obstacles and hard days will occur but those are things that all families experience.

Now for a little tease!!  We have a big fundraiser coming up on January 13th and all of YOU can be apart of it.  Not just giving, but participating in how successful it is.  We will release a video that I promise you will find entertaining and hopefully brings a smile to your face.  More to come next week!

As I close out, I would be remiss if I did not mention that our beloved puppy turned two on New Years Eve!  Charlie is going to love having four more people to love him on.  I am pretty sure he will love having four more subjects in his kingdom ;)