In just 24 hours God has blown our socks off…and 1/2 of our travel expenses have been raised to bring our cupcake home! *IF* we are able to use our Delta SkyMiles (praying that works with the dates we will be required to fly)…then the SkyMiles would cover the OTHER half of our expenses! As I did the math, I smiled realizing how much the Lord had provided to have our adoption 100% paid for—and when I looked at our travel…Richard and I saw where we could be creative…sell things here and there…but no matter which way we looked at it—we remained at least $1,000 short on our travel. I thought if we could raise around $1,000 then we’d be set…and in 24 hours we have $1,165! I prayed that the Lord would provide just what we need—and I have such a peace that we have what we need. Of course we’ll need our SkyMiles to work out–but I am praying and believing they will!
I will be uploading the rest of the cupcakes you all sent my way (if you donated toward our trip but didn’t make a cupcake…no worries—Laney will make one for you!). I can’t wait to show Isaac all the cupcakes one day of all the people who came together to help us bring him home! What amazes me most—are the people who gave to us that are adopting or who I have never met or people who aren’t adopting…but “get it”. I am so thankful. Thank you for becoming a precious part of our journey…and I can’t wait to get home…get settled and pay it forward. One things certain—my heart NEEDED to feel and understand need…and to feel what it is like to have the body of Christ support you. WOW! I told Richard that every year until we are taken to glory, I want to support an adopting family! What a JOY and PRIVILEGE to be a part of a child coming HOME FOREVER!
I have a sweet family with our agency who is raising 100% of their adoption fees…and in a few weeks she is going to guest post on being a fundraisting family in adoption. Not all of us may be called to open our homes—but I truly believe that we are all called to serve the orphan…and be a part of them being placed in families. Psalm 68:6 says “God places the lonely in families.” What an opportunity to be a part of what God is doing!!!
Thank you sweet friends for loving me…loving my family…and especially for loving Isaac.
Come back tomorrow afternoon—and check out all the cupcakes under my adoption link! How thankful I am for each of these families who sacrificed to help us bring home our son. Love you all.