Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Referral Day!

Happy Referral Day to us! Well, yesterday. We have accepted the referral of a 6 month old baby boy! What?! Did we not start this journey a year ago (exactly) with the hopes of adopting 2 teenage girls?! Yes, we did, but God has different plans, doesn't he? We've changed our plan about a million times this year and you guys got the play by play. You should know I'm kinda flakey. You probably have figured that out by now, huh?  Y'all, I seriously never thought I'd have another baby and I wasn't sad about it either. But this little guy won me over in a second. He has a few medical issues, so they are attempting to expedite his case and hopefully we'll have a court date really soon. Then I can show you his pictures! I just can't wait!

Patchwork on Turquoise

We are, in fact, ridiculously behind in the financing department as we thought we still had lots of time left to save up and all that. Nope, we don't. Yesterday wiped out our bank account entirely, but the donations that you guys sent in are literally keeping us going. Like honestly, no groceries until the paypal money started trickling in (and it did). The money that we got from you guys was enough for us to be able to accept the referral. Just thank you! I love you all so much!

I'll still be here for a few more days or weeks and I'm painting up a storm. If you'd like to donate to our Charity page, you can do that here. Or you can purchase a painting from the Etsy shop. Just FIY, I'm painting like a crazy woman, but the custom art girls, if you buy one today, might take several weeks to get in. I have sold SO MANY (thanks, everyone), and we'll be traveling soon, so they might take a while. If you like the Africa paintings, they are ready to roll. Just email me with a verse and I'll put it on and ship it out. And more will pop up in the shop all day and all week. If there's a color scheme you like and it sold or you don't see it, just email me. I promise you, this is the last time you'll hear me yack about fundraising for us on here for this adoption. I've hit a wall. Thank you for every dollar and every prayer. I can't wait for you to meet him.


  1. Yay!! I LOVE this post!!!!! I love how God has guided you guys and changed your plans to align with HIS!

    *And, you're not flakey, just trying to discern God's will... {that's what I tell myself all the time, at least}!!

    CONGRATS again!! So, so happy for you!!!!! And, WONDERFUL news about God's awesome provisions :-)

  2. Yay!!!! That's so exciting. Can't wait to see pictures of your new little boy.

  3. Soooo happy for you! We are waiting on our referral right now, so I can only imagine the overwhelming joy you must all be feeling! :) Praying for your family during this exciting time!