We leave in exactly 2 weeks and 2 days and I can't tell you how excited I am. I am flooded with so many emotions right now. The last few weeks, and months have been full of ups and downs, not just in the adoption process but life in general.
I just have to tell you some of the things that has gone on lately and those things have taken my breathe away. If you have adopted or are anywhere in your adoption journey than you will know exactly what I am saying. There are many things and many emotions that goes along with adoption. There are times that you are flying higher than a kite, there are times that you are stressed to the max, there are times you cry until you can't breathe, and there are times that you sit back and go WOW! Over the last month it has been the WOW! Once you get your travel date you pretty much know it is crunch time on raising the last part of your finances. Needless to say we are freaking out!!! I have sent out several emails asking for prayer because I was freaking out! Immediately I had friends stepping up to help us out either financially or with their talents, and with prayers. My first friend was Mel and she did a blog post titled An announcement & A challenge and she is doing a give a way with her beautiful jewelry that she makes. Then it was my friend Pam who is offering her wonderful photography skills and giving a wonderful package away and you can see that post here, and last but not least was today... Courtney is a stateside worker for RR who helps families who are adopting with their process, and she herself has done 2 other adoptions bringing home 4 kiddos all together and they are leaving in a little under 2 weeks to bring home 1 possibly 2 more kiddos. Today I went to the yahoo group emails and was reading through the emails and would you like to know what I found??? :) I found an email from Courtney announcing a fundraiser for the Lanes. I read her email and I cried and then I read her blog and I bawled like a big baby, you can read that blog here. Back to her email though she is doing a give a way for us with a $100 Amazon gift card and you can get your chance for $5 for each entry. I emailed her to thank her and she emailed me back and said that God had been placing us on her heart lately. I know God does that with other people because people have been all of a sudden laid on my heart and left there for several days, but I didn't know that God done that with me/us lol. I can't thank each person who has helped us through our adoption, again whether it is financially, through words of encouragement, or through prayers, because they are all so important and prevalent to our adoption and to everyone else who is adopting.
I can't tell you all how much I love you all and how thankful I am to have each of you in my life whether I have known you forever or just recently met you, you will always have a place in my heart and my girls lives.
If you can help we are still asking for help because we still have A LOT of money left to raise and again we leave in 2 weeks. I'm not just asking for you to help financially I am asking you to please continue to pray and please share our give a ways and our story so that we can bring our girls home, and they will not have to live another day without the forever family that they so deserve, that every child deserves!