Well, I would say that I am offically stalking my mail lady. We are still waiting on our I-171. Clay the other day asked why our mailbox door was always open and I told him so I would know when the mail was here-if I look out and the door is closed then we have mail! Otherwise, I would be out checking the mail every 10 minutes!!

Recently I have had the opportunity to share our story with alot of people. I hope that it will encourage people to step out of their comfort zone! I know so many comment on the high cost of adoption but I promise if it's God's will for you to adopt he will provide. I know things that discouraged me at first-our house was too small, we would have to buy another car, ect.... but when you see multiple kids sleeping on plywood beds with no covers, no shoes on their feet and little food to eat-You have to stop and think what a great life you could make for that child. Plus, the cost is overwhelming at first but after you look at the tax credit and grants available it really isn't that huge!


Donations: $2050

T-Shirt profit: $300

Fundraisers: $800

Clay's Bonus- Was twice what we expected

Income Tax Return: Was about 3 times what we normally get and/or expected.

"I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, 'You are my servant'; I have chosen you and have not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:9 & 10

"Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west." Isaiah 43:6


Bliss said...

I noticed you left a comment on my blog so I will leave one on yours. I pray that you get your I171H very soon. I was so excited when ours arrived yesterday...I could hardly contain myself. I was shaking while on the phone with Terra getting her approval.
I think it is funny you leave your mailbox open.


Kristi J said...

Such awesome blessings...God always provides when we do His work...Hope you get the form soon, kristi

Anonymous said...

YOur blog bring me to tears! I love reading it.

Audrey said...

what a testimony!

Happy #adoptionday2017