We had our final home study visit Wednesday afternoon. All went well and our social worker said it would probably take a few weeks for her to write it up. She will then send it to Holt, our adoption agency. So we are excited to almost have this part of the journey behind us! One step closer to bringing our baby home!
Tomorrow night we are having our Spirit Night fundraiser with The Meurrier’s at Chick Fil A from 5-9 PM (dine in only). So if you’re in Oxford and you don’t want to have to cook supper tomorrow night, come see us! We will also have some Ugandan beaded necklaces for sale and we will be taking orders for 147 Million Orphans tshirts if you’re interested.
Our next big fundraiser is in two weeks! Our big yard sale is March 30th and 31st. We are currently taking any items people are willing to donate for the sale and are spreading the word to come and shop the sale!!! ALL proceeds from this yard sale will go toward our adoption costs. God has provided thus far and I know He will continue to provide. It’s amazing how we have had just what we've needed when we needed it. To God be the glory.
Details about the Yard Sale: The Orchard Church, 1606 Molly Barr Road
Friday, March 30th 3-7 PM (Preview Sale) $5 admission to shop early at preview sale
Saturday, March 31st 7-12 PM
Item Drop Off: (Week of Sale) Monday –Thursday 8AM-12PM, Thursday 5-8 PM
I’m also wanting to do a raffle of some type at the yard sale. So if you have anything you would like to donate for a raffle or have any ideas, let me know!
On another note, we spent some GREAT time in the country during Spring Break with Joey’s family. We really miss the country and it was so great to be there plus we had a great time visiting Joey’s family. Joe even started saying a few words!!! Mimi, Mal (for Pal- that’s what they call Joey’s dad), DoeDoe (for Joe Joe- that’s what we call him all the time!), Mer Mer (his cousin Meredith- we call her MerMer). I’m so excited that his little vocabulary is growing! Makes this Speech Therapist proud!
Finally, please pray for myself and a group of women for this weekend- We will be traveling out of town to Created for Care. It’s an adoption retreat/conference. I’m very much looking forward to meeting other adoption moms. There are also going to be some great ministries there that I’m excited to learn more about.
“6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
I really needed to hear this verse today in church. To be reminded that God does not want us to worry, but rather present our requests to Him and let go. To have peace knowing He is control, not me.