Saturday, September 28, 2013

Catching My Breath

I need to catch my breath.
 
Goodness gracious this is crazy!
 
Let me just start this post by saying....
 
BRENTON HAS A FAMILY!!!!
 
 
YES HE DOES!
 
Praise God Praise God!!
 
TALK ABOUT TAKING IT DOWN TO THE WIRE!!!
 
THANK YOU GOD!
 
And while I am shouting praises....
 
GUESS WHO IS IN THE AIR FLYING ACROSS THE OCEAN AS I TYPE THIS BLOGPOST???
 
Last night Val Deutsch called me from the airport and as soon as I heard her voice I started crying.  She was crying.  I was crying.  What a weepy couple of women on that phone. 
 
Two weeks ago, in utter desperation and despair, they sent out a cry for help.
 
Two weeks ago they were wondering and doubting and just completely at the end of the line.
 
Two weeks ago Rob and I lost many hours of sleep as we wondered how we could add them in to our Symphony.
 
Last night we were two blubbering women praising God in the midst of wiping our tears.
 
I WISH YOU COULD HAVE HEARD US!
 
If Val could hug every one of you who gave to them she would do it in a heartbeat.  They are crossing the ocean with peace in their heart because you poured on the love for them in these last two weeks.
 
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU...
 
And to add to my list of praises...
 
Guess which Mulligan Stew babe met his Mama and Papa this week????
 
 
 
HE SAID YES.... HE WANTS A FAMILY!!!!
 
Oh my goodness I have been a wreck this week following the Bakers as they are across the ocean....
 
Next week they are going to meet another of our Mulligan Stew babes:
 
 
 
I'm going to be drowning in tears of joy next week.... Frank's going to meet his family.. Estelle and Gerard are going to meet their family...
 
AND....
 
The Johnsons.... They too are getting ready to board the plane this weekend to go get their boys!
 
THEY WERE IN OUR MULLIGAN STEW IN CASE YOU FORGOT!!
 
 This summer I had the privilege of meeting Erin and one of the boys they are adopting at Aaron's birthday party!  He was being hosted by them this summer!!
 
 
Isn't he precious.... Look at his shirt and pants!!  Just a few more days... a few more days...
 
I didn't have the Johnsons in this Giveaway but not because I didn't want them.  I just didn't have a matching grant for them and that was the criteria.  I wanted so badly to share and beg for help for them because they were short by thousands.  
 
But God didn't need me!! Last week the Johnsons received donations from three different people that totaled 3,000.00.  PRAISE GOD PRAISE GOD!!
 
They are only about $400.00 short of being fully funded. 
 
If anyone here wants to help fill up their cup.... please don't hesitate!! 
 
Their blog is HERE.
 
AND HERE'S ANOTHER REASON WHY I AM TRYING TO CATCH MY BREATH THIS MORNING.....
 
HEATH'S FAMILY GOT THEIR TRAVEL DATES...
 
YES!!!!!!
 
 
Three years ago we walked out of that institute promising that we would do everything we could to  find him a family.
 
It has been a LONG three years.
 
I am already weeping and they are not even there yet.
 
And by the way... did you realize that we have raised OVER 19,400 in this Giveaway??? 
 
 IS THAT CRAZY???
 
 And in case you missed the news....
 
BRENTON HAS A FAMILY!!
 
HE HAS A FAMILY!!
 
Okay... I need to go find some oxygen.....
 
...............................
 
And now back to our regularly scheduled program.....
 

IT IS A SEPTEMBER SYMPHONY....

WE HAVE $20,700 IN MATCHING GRANTS..

WE NEED TO RAISE:  $16,700.00
(To match the 20,700 in matching grants being offered)
 
WE STILL NEED:  $3,219.00

WE HAVE RAISED:  $19,448.00
(This includes the money for the Dobrovits, Tam's, Deutsches and Brenton that is over and above the matching grants.  It does NOT include the hundreds of dollars that has been donated to the Hortons, Taylors, Unroes and Grace Knuth)
 
Don't those numbers make you scratch your head???? 

Don't they establish without a doubt that this is a Symphony designed by God alone? 

 THESE MATCHES HAVE NOT BEEN MET...
 
Janice and Tim Rowe - 3,700 matching grant - Raised $2,878.00
STILL NEED $822.00!!!
 
PORTER - $1,000 + 1,000 matching grant   - Raised $236.00 
DAGMAR - $1,000 + 1,000 matching grant - Raised $439.00
PEARSON - $1,000 + 1,000 matching grant  - Raised $479.00
GRADY - $1,000 + 1,000 matching grant  - Raised $449.00


THESE MATCHES HAVE BEEN MET...

 
 Renee and Steve Tam - 3,000 matching grant - Raised $5,042.00 MATCH MET!!
 Val and Bill Deutsch - 2,500 matching grant - Raised $3,279.00 MATCH MET!!
STILL NEEDS $1,308 TO BE FULLY FUNDED!!
Carla and Paul Dobrovits - 2,500 matching grant - Raised $3075.00 MATCH MET!!
STILL NEEDS $2,425 TO BE FULLY FUNDED

 BRENTON - 1,000 matching grant - Raised $3,571.00 MATCH MET!!
HAS ONLY 10 DAYS LEFT BEFORE HE AGES OUT!!!!!
PLEASE DON'T STOP GIVING TO BRENTON!! 
 
The Heroes of this Symphony....THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Jacquelyn, Tiny, Andi, Cathy, Cathleen, Arnie, Kenlyn, Andrea, Jennifer, Robin, Kim, Guy, Nicole, Christina, Gentry, Theresa, Cortney, Pamela, Laura, Tiffany, Holly, Amanda,  Rebecca, Penney, Sherry, Cheryl, Nancy, Samm, Hannah, Alex, Susan, Jennifer, Amy, Jamie, Leah, Victoria, Debbie, Pam, Robin, Kathryn, Lisa, Tina, Carolyn, Pam, Nicole, Rob, Julia, Annette, Ivy, Stori, Deanna, Hansini, Elizabeth, Michelle, Trish, Neil, Christine, Katherine, Jennifer, Renee, Janice, Carla, Amy, Frankie, Brooke, Tanna, Christina, Elizabeth, Brooke, Jessica, Christine, Sonja, Sara, Edith, Beth, Beth Ann, Missy, Csilla, Sue, Jessica, Nancy, Tracy, Andrew, Ben, Kim, Emily, Kim, Molly, Trina, Katrina, Tea, Constance, Rosie, Amy,  Christina, Mama, Andrea, Cindy, Martha, Emily, Erin, Robin, Laura, CareB, Salem, Frankie, Kayla, Coll, Heather, Elizabeth, Jamie, Carrs, Lynette, Deborah, Cheryl, Lisa, Amanda Amy, Amanda, Emily, Lisa, BB, Michelle, Naomi, Amanda, B family, Brooke, Rebecca, Jessica, Kelly, Karla, Deb, Teresa, Kim, Beth Ann, Jenny, Dee, Ryan, Luba, Sierra, Eric, Benjamin, Emily, Kayla, Crystal, Corina, Alicia, Karen, Lisa, Emily

 CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ORPHANS, FAMILIES, RULES AND PICTURES OF ALL THE PRIZES....
 

3 comments:

  1. Oh the tears!!! Thank You, Jesus!!!

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  2. Wow! Thank you Lord!! Praise him! //AnnaH

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  3. Praising God for all of this good news!!!

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