okay so i'm falling a bit behind on blogging, right?? i'll try to keep up a little better. i hope you enjoyed the background story to our adoption decision. i thought maybe it might help someone who was possibly considering it for themselves one day to see how we got to this point.
now. . . where are we in the process?? that's the question i hear most often lately. so we are in the process of our home study. that's when a social worker comes out several times and has an extensive interview with you and your family. we are about to have our second one this week. i was kinda nervous before the first meeting, but our social worker is so funny and very friendly, so she put me at ease pretty much right away. a good sense of humor goes a LONG way with me, as my good friends all know. if you can make me laugh, i pretty much like you. ha!!
last weekend we had THE BIGGEST GARAGE SALE known to MANKIND!!!!! seriously, i've never seen that much stuff in my entire life. it was life sam's wholesale or maybe the salvation army superstore. our friends, neighbors, church members, and even strangers donated the nicest items for us to sell. i was simply blown away by the sheer generosity and kindness of others. for two weeks, i gathered and picked up items and sorted them in preparation of the big day. there was sooooo much stuff that it completely filled the garage and then started piling up in my living room and dining room and even spare bedroom. it got so overwhelming and i could hardly make my way thru the house. i'm forever indebted to my AWESOME, SELFLESS friends that came over to help me prepare and organize and even man the BIG event!! lemme tell you. . . my friend Jamie has said about our adoption to just be obedient and LET GOD SHOW OUT! well. . . HE DID.......to the tune of $3000!!!!! yep, you read it right! that's how much we made in our two day sale. i'm telling you it was amazing. people were like. . .just keep the change and even making donations!! one lady just pulled up and handed me a twenty and said both her children were adopted. then she left. i've never experienced anything like it. God is so good. and He keeps telling me not to worry. . . . He's got this.
btw.....i've added a link to the right to wild olive tees. we are participating in their adoption fundraising program. check out their tees that say "adoption fundraising" and enter code RAPER0518 at checkout! thanks!!
7 months ago