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Friday, July 29, 2011

TO AUTUMN....LOVE DADDY. PART 2

HELLO TO MY SWEET AUTUMN. THINGS HERE ARE QUITE BUSY AS WE CONTINUE MAKING STEPS FORWARD TO BRING YOU HOME. I'VE HEARD OF AND NOW REALIZE THE AMOUNT OF PAPERWORK AND DOCUMENTS THAT ARE NECESSARY TO ACQUIRE AND COMPLETE TO MAKE YOU OURS. LEGALLY, YOU ARE NOT OURS YET, BUT IN EVERYONE OF OUR HEARTS WE KNOW YOU ARE. I CAN'T EVEN TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES I'VE WANTED TO BREAK DOWN AND CRY LATELY WITH THE THOUGHT OF " ARE WE REALLY GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET ALL THE MONEY TOGETHER?" I TRY NOT TO THINK ABOUT IT AND BE CONFIDENT IN MY FAITH THAT GOD HAS BROUGHT YOU TO US AND HE WILL PREVAIL IN HIS PROVISIONS AS HE ALWAYS DOES. WE ARE OFF TO SOMEWHAT OF WHAT I WOULD CONSIDER A SLOW START IN RAISING THE MONEY NEEDED, BUT WE ARE MAKING PROGRESS. I WOULD LIKE TO ASK ALL OUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND OTHERS WHO ARE ABLE TO GIVE TO PLEASE JOIN US IN BRINGING AUTUMN HOME. WE ARE NOT ASKING FOR ALOT, BUT ONLY THAT EACH WOULD BE WILLING TO GIVE AS THEY FEEL LEAD TO GIVE. WE WOULD NEVER ASK ANYONE TO DO WHAT WE OURSELVES WOULD NOT BE WILLING TO DO FOR ANOTHER. I'VE HEARD IT SAID THAT GOD DOESN'T ALWAYS PERFORM MIRACLES, BUT SOMETIMES HE WILL USE A REGULAR HUMAN TO BE ONES MIRACLE. WHETHER OR NOT WE RECEIVE SUCH A MIRACLE I WILL HOLD FAST TO MY GOD AND KNOW HE IS IN CONTROL. MOMMY AND I CAN HARDLY WAIT TO MEET YOU. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH...... SO BE SAFE AND GOOD AND KNOW MOMMY AND DADDY ARE COMING TO GET YOU AS SOON AS WE CAN. P.S. REMEMBER SWEETIE THAT NO AMOUNT OF MONEY OR DISTANCE BETWEEN US WILL KEEP APART WHAT GOD HAS DESTINED TO BE TOGETHER, LOVE DADDY.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

TO AUTUMN..... LOVE, DADDY!

WELL, IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT I'M A DADDY AGAIN, BUT I CAN TRULY SAY I AM QUITE EXCITED TO KNOW THAT GOD HAS PICKED YOU FOR US AND US FOR YOU. I ONLY WISH I COULD TELL YOU IN WORDS WHAT FEELINGS COME TO MY HEART AND MIND WHEN I THINK OF HAVING YOU HERE AS PART OF OUR FAMILY. AS THE DAYS PASS, I GET MORE ANXIOUS, AND I MUST ADMIT A LITTLE NERVOUS, BELIEVING AND TRUSTING THAT GOD WILL PROVIDE ALL THE MONEY TO BRING YOU HOME. YOUR MOMMY THAT I THINK IT'S ABOUT THE MONEY, BUT BETWEEN ME AND YOU, I JUST COULDN'T HANDLE THE DISAPPOINTMENT I WOULD BRING UPON YOUR MOMMY, SISTERS, AND BROTHERS IF FOR ANY REASON THINGS DIDN'T WORK OUT AS PLANNED. YOU ARE LOVED AND WANTED MORE THAN YOU CAN POSSIBLY KNOW. AND AS ODD AS IT MAY SOUND, "YOU ARE MISSED". YOU SHOULD BE HERE WITH US ALL RIGHT NOW, AND I WOULDN'T HAVE TO WAIT ANY LONGER TO HOLD YOU SAFE IN MY ARMS. GOD IS GOOD, AND HE HAS A GREAT PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE. I DON'T DOUBT HE IS ABLE TO DO ALL THINGS, BUT THE MAN IN ME IS WEAK. I AM PRAYING THAT THIS VENTURE GOD HAS US ON, THAT HE IS DOING A WORK IN ALL OF US BECAUSE I KNOW HE IS IN ME. I PROMISE YOU, I WILL ALWAYS LOVE, PROTECT, PROVIDE, AND LAY DOWN MY LIFE FOR YOU JUST AS IF YOU WERE MY OWN FLESH AND BLOOD. AS ANY LOVING FATHER, I WILL BE STERN AT TIMES, BUT ALWAYS QUICK TO FORGIVE. IF ANYONE MIGHT EVER SAY YOU ARE NOT MINE, I WILL TELL THEM THAT YOU WERE BORN FOR ME, MOMMY, SISTERS, AND BROTHERS, AND LOVE IS GREATER THAN ANY DNA. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU REAL SOON WITH GOD'S SPEED AND PROVISIONS. LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART, DADDY.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Our Adoption Bug store is now open!






Our family now has an Adoption Bug store! When you purchase a t-shirt from our store, a percentage of your purchase will go towards Auttie's adoption :) This is what you will find there:























So, what are you waiting for?!?!?! Start shopping HERE ;)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Puzzle Fundraiser

Autumn's Puzzle Pieces

So, we're excited to be doing our very first online fundraiser! As you might have guessed from the title above, our family will be putting together a puzzle for Autumn. Once it is completed, it will be framed and hung up in her bedroom. Next, is where all of you come in! Each person that donates to our "puzzle fundraiser" chip in, our family will add one puzzle piece for every $5 donated. With every piece that is added, we will put the family's name on the back of the piece or pieces that they donated for. That way, one day, Autumn will be able to see the names of all the special people that loved her enough to help bring her home to us! After it is completed, we will post a picture for all of you to see. Thank you in advance for helping our family complete Autumn's puzzle!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Freedom

Well, I promised I'd write my first blog soon, so here it goes. I have never written one before, but I'm very excited and a little nervous about it. Today, as I sit here with my family, waiting to watch fireworks and celebrating the FREEDOM we have as Americans, I am so thankful!! I am blessed beyond words to be where I am. We have a God who loves us so very much and has given us much more than we deserve.....a wonderful family, great friends, good health, money to buy the things we need and even want, a home where we feel safe and comfortable with warm, cozy beds to lie down in each night. Even though we have all of that, there is one thing missing in our lives. That one thing is a little girl. A little girl who is living in an orphanage in Eastern Europe right now. A little girl who is waiting for a family to go and FREE her and who we want to name Autumn. Even though she doesn't know it yet, we are that family. We want to bring her here where we will show her what it feels like to have a family who loves and cares for her so very much! Our hearts ache for her.... knowing that she has no mommy or daddy or sisters or brothers to hold her, sing to her, cuddle with her and make her feel safe and secure. We want her to have all of that! It's going to be a long journey, but one that is so worth it! Thank you all for your love and support as we travel on this journey together to bring our little girl home <3