Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Good News!

O.k. now that I have everyone's hopes up, sorry, we do not have our travel dates yet. HOWEVER, we did find out that we cleared Interpol....meaning we are not international criminals. We are waiting for the appointment scheduling person to issue us a date, which is likely to be the end of July or beginning of August. While I hate that it is taking so long, I am thankful for the extra time to prepare and to hopefully raise the needed funds for our airfare.

We are, as of today. trying to raise $3900. That is a huge number, but in the scheme of an adoption, it is very doable. We have had a very sweet lady set up an auction for us HERE  If you could help by bidding, we would be thrilled. But if you can't bid, we still need prayers. Always we need prayers. Also, if anyone reading would be willing to share our need on their blogs or social media sites, we would be most grateful. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for following our story, praying, sharing, encouraging and putting up with my rants and rambles.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Crunch time!

Greetings Blog Followers! I apologize for the lack of updates, but we haven't had many updates ourselves. The big wait is very hard, but we are filling our time with summer backyard fun, gardening, and dance revue for R and M. 


We should be hearing our travel dates sometime within the next 2 weeks! Eeek! I am so excited I can barely contain it. On one hand, it feels like the day will never come, but on the other, I know it will be here quickly and there is a lot to do before then. 

I am thrilled to announce that a wonderful orphan advocate has put together another auction for us on Facebook. It begins tomorrow, so please feel free to come check it out HERE  

We are very close to being funded. We weren't anticipating summer airfare, but here we are, so airfare will be almost double what we had originally planned. So, what is the magic number? Well, take a look over on the right hand side and you can see our thermometer that shows how much we have, and how much we still need to reach our goal. As of today, we need. $4,708  That is a LOT of money, I know. But I KNOW we can reach that goal a little bit at a time. If you feel led to help us by donating to our FSP we would be most grateful. And in case anyone is wondering, I will not be leaving the orphan scene once Carolina is home. We intend to pay it forward and help as many others as we possibly can, because we have been there. It's hard to ask (o.k beg) for money. But I know this child is worth the blow to my pride. I would do it for any of my other children, if needed, and so I will beg for Carolina's ransom. Will you help? Will you share? Will you pray? 

Thank you. You are helping to bear a very heavy burden. 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Going once...going twice...

It's auction time again! Come help us pass the wait by bidding on some great items!

We have many more items on the page just ready for bidding! 

And for those in Germany.......we have a very special offer. My friend, Talita, of Talita Springer Photography
has offered some portrait sessions for our cause. This is a separate auction as it is for people in GERMANY ONLY. Those local to the Ramstein area can bid on these lovely packages. Talita has a wonderful eye. Her work is always incredible. Here are some samples for your enjoyment.

These are the sessions she is offering for bidding. Great opportunity to get a great deal and help bring our Carolina home. Talita's sessions always book up quickly because she is great at her job. I am really excited about this opportunity!

We are nearing the finish line. Thank you all for your support and encouragement.