Saturday, July 31, 2010

First time posting

Hey all!! Most of the time it is my wife posting, this time it is her husband. It has been a journey and a half trying to get everything done. The Lord has blessed my wife and I on this journey on showing us that this is His plan. I really can not wait to go to Eastern Europe and see our two girls for the first time. We got their room pretty well finished. It looks great!!! Advice I give to all is have much patience, without it you will get very frustrated. And to pray about all decisions throughout the process.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Closer :)

So life has been a roller coaster lately more so now than ever, but I strongly believe that God never gives us more than we can handle. We finished our end of the home study this past week, and our SW was on vacation so we hope to hear something this week and hope to finish up in the next week or so. We will then be able to submit everything. We had a fundraiser last Saturday and it was a bust. We did have 4 wonderful people show up and show us their support, then we got our church newsletter this past week and to our surprise there was a line that read lane adoption 500.00 dollars boy we were surprise, we then find out that the money was donated by "someone"...We then had a yard sale today and we did pretty good on that, and plan on continuing that tomorrow because we didn't sell everything that everyone donated, so we would like to sell those items.

More to come later :)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Silent Auction

We are currently holding a silent auction that will end at 5:00 p.m. today. The items that are included in the auction is a coca-cola grill set w/hand cooler donated by coke, 3 pics of the Todd County High School one old and two new donated by Kim Rager, 2 Holmon Bibles donated by lifeway, Holiday World Splashin' Safari (2) tickets donated by Holiday World (bid is up to $45 right now, 1 year membership to Air Evac, 2 UpperCase living sayings, donated by UpperCase Living, one says Good Food Good Friends, and the other say Faith, Hope, Love...Blog would not let me post pics but I did post them to Facebook. Thanks a bunch!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

sorry no posts

I wanted to say sorry there hasn't been any new posts lately. My dad has been in the hospital for the last two weeks, and I haven't left the hospital. I joked that the hospital was going to eventually id me to make sure I had a home to go home to. lol....Dad is home and doing a lot better now, but we were very scared there for a little while. He was set to come home last Sunday, and Sunday morning at 1:15 he started going into cardiac arrest and they had to ventilate him. He was on the ventilator from Sunday morning until Saturday morning, and on Friday I don't think I smiled once or even stopped crying because we didn't know if he was going to make it, but after many prayers and begging God to please not take my dad, they took the ventilator out and he has been doing great every since. He got the vent out on Saturday morning, Saturday night he was eating chicken breast, rice/gravy, salad, and pineapple, by Sunday he was in his own private room, and up walking around and by Tuesday he was ready to be discharged. He did have a spell on Monday night, and it was caused from having a nightmare about being on the ventilator and he thought he was having another spell but he wasn't he was just having a panic attack.

Thank you everyone who has called, emailed, texts, and most of all prayed for us during this time!!!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

A special gift

Today I went to Nashville and picked up two pink toddler beds, and several other items for my daughter from a lady that I can't say thank you to enough. So lets go back and get filled in! Yesterday I was having a blah kind of day, not for any particular reason, but it was just one of those days. Let me just tell you when God turns a day upside down he really turns it upside down. So I was sitting on the couch, still in my blah mood, and the phone rang. Normally I don't answer the phone if I don't know the number and I let it go to voice mail and then if it is someone I know I call them back. For some reason this time I answered the phone, and the lady (and I have to be honest I didn't remember her name, so I had to ask her name again today, and it is Rainy) on the other end begins to change my day completely. Lets go back again, I have been checking craigslist like a mad women trying to find toddler beds for the girls and I wanted them to match and if they couldn't match to at least somewhat match. Well I had found the two cutest little pink toddler beds that I fell in love with and had inquired about them. I had emailed Rainy and told her that we were adopting two little girls, and told her from where and told her that I loved the beds but I couldn't afford exactly what she was asking for them, but that if she found that she was unable to sell them and was going to go down on them to please give me a call because I would love to have them. Ok so we are caught up, so when she called me last night it was not to tell me that they had went down on the beds but that she was GIVING them to us!!! Words could not express how I was feeling! I couldn't help but to cry! To see God's love through her was amazing! I met her today, and even though I probably drove her up the wall because I am not the greatest driver in Nashville and don't know much about it and the fact that I am from a town that has one stop light, I kept calling her because I was lost. She was absolutely amazing and was very sweet, kind, and loving. To step out and help a complete stranger, you know it feels different when it is being done for you. We do it all the time with different missions, and helping people that we see on the streets that might be hungry but to actually have it done for you feels completely different. I can say I truly saw the love of God through a person today.

The funny thing, not ha ha funny, but the funny thing is throughout this whole journey we have had people reach out to us and help us and has given us things. A friend (Amy) that I can truly call a friend now has stepped out and she has given us items for the girls and is even throwing a baby shower for us along with my great friend Kim. Words can not express how I feel. It is like I told Rainy today that thank you seems like a super small word, but unfortunately in the English language that is all there is so I have to settle for that, but if anyone knows a bigger word to express how I feel please tell me ;)

Thank you all for your wonderful thoughts, prayers, your and love!