"I will not leave you as orphans..." - John 14:18

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

July Waitlist Numbers

July numbers are in!  AND there's movement!!

April - 93
May - 81
June - 81
JULY - 74!

April - 73
May - 64
June - 62
JULY - 56!

April - 41
May - 34
June - 35 
JULY - 29!

We're super excited to see movement - especially in light of the recent changes to the international adoption system within Ethiopia (to read more, check out our earlier posts)!  

Additionally, after our big garage sale fundraising event, I think our girls summed up our family's feelings best when they said, "OK, so now that the garage sale is over, when do we get our baby?"  Our hearts are already there.  


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

"chosen" fundraising necklace... AND Eager Hands August donation!!

In the wake of our successful adoption fundraising garage sale, God continues to provide!

Exciting news...

I've been working with a jewelry designer in order to create a necklace to represent our adoption, and this is what we created...

It's a hand-stamped copper necklace with a silver cross and pearl.  

We've ordered 10, and we'll be selling them here, on our blog.  Additionally, all of the proceeds will go toward the adoption!  If you're interested in purchasing one of our necklaces, simply look to your right and enter your address and phone number below the picture of the necklace.  Then, click "buy now," and we'll mail it to you!  Quantities are limited, so be sure to order one soon if you're interested.  

The jewelry designer's name is Lora, and she sells her beautiful creations at her shop, Eager Hands, on Etsy.com.  Click here to view Lora's shop.

What's more, is that Lora graciously offered to donate 15% of all of her sales on Etsy during the month of August to our adoption!!  What a blessing!  We can't thank her enough!!!  So, be sure to check out Lora's shop, Eager Hands sometime in August.  It's a great time to start thinking about Christmas presents or, perhaps, birthday presents for those special women in your life!!

Lora documented the creation of our adoption necklaces, so I thought I'd share it with you.


It certainly takes "eager hands" to create such beauty out of copper sheet metal!
Thank you, Lora!  You are very talented!