Thursday, June 16, 2011

Resilience

The past two weeks I have felt like I have been living in a fantasy world! We have had more highs and lows than I would have cared for! Let me first start off by saying that we had a very successful fundraiser where we raised over $1100 for our adoption! We are so thankful to our church family for their continued support.

It seems that where there is a high, there has almost always been a low.  Our main vehicle has been in the shop for two whole weeks and we are up to $450 that is not covered by warranty.  For a family that is saving every dime to meet a $5000 deadline, that is a lot.  Please pray for us as we continue to have these setbacks.

Some other good news it that Eric and I both have opportunity for advancement in our jobs by the end of the year.  This could mean an additional $800 a month in income! Money that we could be putting away to bring our sweet Zola home! We are hoping and praying that this comes sooner this year rather than later.  The only great news is that we do know that it is coming!

I am overjoyed every day that I log into blogger and see our stats.  I always love seeing how many hits we have from Countries such as Kenya and Australia and other cities in continents I have traveled.  Please feel free to leave us a comment.  If anyone has any questions about adoption in the DRC please feel free to message me or email me at soball22@yahoo.com .  The one thing I do miss about the ET adoption community is that there were tons of support groups (yahoo etc) I am very open and love to talk all things adoption.

For anyone who might be facing some of the same economic challenges with adoption as we are, please keep one word in mind: Resilience.  It is a beautiful thing! God gives us the strength to get back up when we have been knocked down.  I am on a mission for our sweet baby girl and there is nothing that will stand in our way.  I can't wait until the day that I get the call and information for our sweet girl's face.  Most importantly I can't wait until I have both of my children under one roof.  One sweet loving home!  God bless!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My Own Little World

I just opened my inbox to see the following message: Welcome to the OWAS Congo Program! Our official letter stating we are accepted.  I didn't know I would be so happy.  I am constantly amazed at how great our God is.  I was listening to the radio this morning and heard the following message: "Instead of telling God how big all of your mountains are, tell your mountains how big your God is." So financial barrier, my God is greater than you! I just printed off 32 pages of documents that we must sign and send back along with a $3,200 check to the agency.  Then we must pay our homestudy agency $1400 and Dept. of Homeland Security another $890.  For those of you who lost count that is a whopping $5490.  This does not include the costs of the dossier translation and fees.  


If you feel so inclined please check our fundraising tab.  We are taking pre-orders for Tshirts and Tote bags. Please continue to pray for our family as we continue on our journey to our little girl!