Sunday, April 28, 2013

A Gift From God

I sometimes feel like the luckiest advocator alive...

I mean seriously...  I am so beyond blessed to get to SEE the fruit of our labor.
 
Last year at this time we were yelling for a family for this little guy... Carter..

 
This year I get the amazing privilege of having him walk into my life at a homeschooling convention....
 
I mean seriously....
 
How awesome is that??
 
 
I get to see him surrounded by family...
 
People who call him by name - Matthew - A Gift from God!
 

I get to see my little son become instant friends with a boy who shares the same birth country.
 
 
 
I am beyond lucky... I am blessed.
 
Next year....
 
Next year I hope to see another brother... another member of the family... another son...another Gift from God.
 
Sutter
 
 
Precious words with the deepest of meaning.
 
I can't wait for next year.
 
It was a good convention.
 
As you can see... visits and movies and lollipops and other vendor kids make sitting in a booth rather fun!
 
 
It was especially nice to do a sale with my sweet husband by my side. 
 
For one thing.... he carried ALL the boxes.....
 
I AM SO BLESSED!!!
 
I'm still on my face exhausted this morning but at least my back doesn't hurt too!
 
 
P.S.  On Thursday I shared about a matching grant for the Lentz family who are adopting these two GIFTS FROM GOD...
 
Lillie Jocelyn
 
They are still a bit short of meeting their goal....
 
If you didn't have a chance to donate... or forgot to donate... or thought someone else would donate for you. .. Please go drop a bit into their bucket. 
 
CLICK HERE TO DONATE to the Lentz family.
 
I'm planning on holding these babes in my arms next year in Cincinnati....
 
Donate so that next year when you see pictures of them you can smile and say to yourself... I HELPED BRING THEM HOME!!
 
You can also smile next year knowing you helped bring Sutter home too.  His family has thousands and thousands to raise to get him across the ocean. 
 
CLICK HERE TO DONATE to the Collins family.
 
We prayed for a family for Sutter... He now has one... Now we need to stand behind them and help them bring him home!
 
 
AND FINALLY FINALLY......
 
DO YOU SEE???
DO YOU SEE???

FRANK HAS $11,763.00 IN HIS GRANT ACCOUNT.....
 
DO YOU SEE THAT NUMBER????
 
COME ON MAMA!! WHERE ARE YOU PAPA???
That is half of what a family needs to get that boy home!!!!
 
 
Money should NOT BE AN EXCUSE anymore! 
 
 
Somebody PLEASE find room at your table for Frank!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



7 comments:

  1. Awww. My babies!! I stayed with the Collins family watching their other kids while they went and adopted Matthew. Missing them today! They are getting so big!

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  2. Frank is so cute. I love his face. I am praying for a family for him!

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  3. What an incredible story about Carter, now Matthew. Thank you for sharing, and thank you so much for your advocacy for adoption!

    Blessings,
    Jennifer @ www.fromhouse2home.us

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  4. ok you made me cry again with that picture of you with Matthew xxxx

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  5. How awesome that you could be meeting Sutter this time next year!!

    Tammy
    ON, Canada

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  6. Did you see it? FRANK is in the "My Family Found Me" page!! :)

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