So what's next? This Friday and Saturday (Nov. 14 & 15) we are headed to Fredricksburg for full 2 day adoption training. Please pray for us that we can take in all the information, that we learn a lot, and that we don't feel overwhelmed. After that we have our final homestudy/ house inspection on Dec. 2 at 4. That is the LAST PART before we start the "waiting process." Pray that we could get our house up to code and babyproof everything and that we don't forget anything before that day, or else we need to pay for an extra homestudy visit.
Now for the EXCITING part. Last week we did a fundraising campaign to raise money for our training - our goal was $650 and we raised.... $670!!!!
We had a lot of family, friends, and even a few co-workers donate to help us reach our goal and we are beyond thankful and appreciative that we can pay for our classes this weekend. The fundraising campaign was such a blessing to see people we didn't expect support us financially, even if it was only $5, those $5 helped us reach our goal. Towards the middle of last week I was feeling bummed out because only a couple people had donated and I wasn't sure that we would reach our goal. But I stepped back and knew that God would provide for us, and he did - more than I could ever expect. It's incredible.
Matthew 6:26 - Look at the birds. They don't plant, or harvest, or store food in barns, for your Heavenly Father feeds them. And aren't you far more valuable to Him than they are?
Last I want to leave you with some fun pictures from friends and family helping us celebrate World Adoption Day!
Mom and Dad
Me and Adam
Matt and Karen Lorelli (family friends)
Brad and Kayla Donahue (Adam's sister and her husband)