Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Adoption: Yard Sale Fundraiser

So we had our first fundraiser for our adoption! I honestly didn't know how tired you could get trying to put one on!  It is such a relief when the sign finally gets put out and people start walking down your drive way.  At that point...well...it is what it is! And you can let out that big breath that you feel like you've been holding for a long, long, long time!!!  We not only did a yard sale, but we did a bake sale(Thank you Maggie, Lauren and Kennedy for working the stand)....
Thank you so much to everyone who donated goodies....they were all so tasty! I would know...I think I tried them all!  We also sold our adoption t-shirts(thank you Shannon and Jaclyn for rolling all of them)...

Yes, that cutie patootie is my little miss Jo Monkey!!! I really don't know how anyone could resist buying a shirt after seeing that pic!  But maybe that's because I'm her mamma and I just looooove every bit of her!!! Well, enough bragging...below is a link to my Etsy shop where you can purchase one of our adoption t-shirts!  I'm working on getting set up for people to buy one off of my blog, but that is just far more than I can try to accomplish right now! 


My friend Kristen Dacey over at thedaceylife.blogspot.com designed them...didn't she do a fantastic job?!?! I love them! One of our long time family friends had them printed...she is the owner of Mulberrytreemarketing.com, Mary Pearia- She is really like a second mom to me and I can't say enough thank you's to both of them for helping us make this t-shirt thing happen!!!

The weekend was packed with selling lots and lots of "things" and we can truly say that it was a huge success!  Thank you friends, family and friends we made, for all your support.  We are humbled and blessed by your generosity and we truly could not do it without y'all!!!  We are that much closer!!  

On another note and probably which is why my blog is titled "Everything In Between", I learned something this weekend as well....I think seeing friends go through the adoption process I have maybe come to think and perhaps expect that God will work in the same way with us as He did with them.  If I am truly honest with myself, I think I had expectations because of that.  It hit me in my quiet time yesterday that, we are all on our own journey, and they are never the same...maybe the lesson He is trying to teach us is the same, but His way of going about doing it is so very different.  So while many of us are going down the same road and feel God calling us to adopt, the way we get there is different.  I have to remind myself not to compare our situation with others!  He brought us here and He will continue to lead us down this road and I pray that I won't miss all of the things that He wants to teach me in the midst of it.  I pray that I won't miss time with Him because I am so caught up in trying to figure out how to raise money, or get all the paper work done...I have seen him work the HUGE miracle of bringing Morris and I's hearts into agreement over adoption, He won't leave us hang'n to figure out the rest...He is our provider and He proved that this weekend! Thank you Lord for you blessings...You are worthy of all honor and praise...to you be the glory both now and forever! Amen

And little one, while we are still plugging away on this journey to get to you, we are talking about you, dreaming about you, praying for you, missing you, loving you, and.....
My heart aches just to see a picture of your sweet face....to hold you in my arms...to love and squeeze every bit of you, to hear you giggle, to wipe away your tears and to hold you when you sleep.  I had no idea how hard it would be to wait for you....your mamma loves you!! Actually, this whole family loves you! We are a little bit closer....

1 comment:

  1. Allie, I just got your message about reading our blog. And I just wanted to comment that just this morning I was reading in Mathew 25 ...whatever you did for one of the least of these..." It was a beautiful reminder and yet another confirmation ...and then I get your message:) And just love what you all are about! And so amazing our children are coming from the same orphanage! And we have a similar sign "waiting for you!" Love it what God is doing in your lives!