Friday, June 22, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
First of all I want to say a big THANK YOU to all of you that have already given to our blog fundraiser. We had a challenge from very generous donor that would donate $1,300 IF we could get our total to $1,800 in 5 days.
Funny story. When I went to bed at 11pm that last night we were only hundreds away from our goal. You all kept giving and giving and giving.
I woke up the next morning and saw that the total was $1830!
Then, I went and checked the Paypal which is where all the money is kept in an account for Maria and I.
THAT total read over $2,400!!!!!
The ChipIn wasn't keeping up with the actual amount.
With other donations given outside of Paypal those 5 days, our total is now $4,000!!!
That is just $2,000 away from BOTH Maria and I being fully funded!
You all ROCK
Our Blog Fundraiser with all the amazing give-ways will be running until the end of this month. We will be drawing names for all the winners on July 1st.
So keep spreading the word and doing what you all are doing.
2 orphans are very close to coming HOME
With your help our sweet Kole will never have to know what it's like to be transferred to a mental institution. Typically if a special needs child is not adopted by the age of 5, they will be transferred. Although the orphange is not ideal, the mental institutions are worse. Genesis and I had the blessing of visiting the institution that would be where Kole would be transferred to if we don't get to him in time. I talked to the director and said that I wanted to take photo's and get the children listed. He didn't understand why. He said no one has EVER adopted from his institution. After telling him about Gabe and Levi and their conditions, telling him that we were adopting them and I was sure more families would come for these kids too, his eyes filled with tears.
Over on Facebook I was posting pictures from each day last year that we took while adopting Gabe and Levi. When I got up to the day that was my visit to the institution I had a hard time posting. I haven't been able to post them for a year.
After going through them I decided to put them on video and let them speak for themselves.
I wanted to share a little about some of the photo's that were in the video. This boy is amazing! He is very mature and well mannered. He has no cognitive delays. He wants so badly to have a family. I can't even imagine having to live in a mental institution when the only thing wrong is that you can't walk. I would LOVE to see him with a family!
Posted by Lindy at Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Sunday, June 3, 2012
to adopt Gabe and Levi.
in the same crib together.
How crazy is that!
Our two families are now only awaiting our travel date to adopt Kole and Phillip, which we expect to have within 4 weeks!
God has been so amazing in writing every chapter of our stories. He has provided every single step of the way. Many of you have already been a part of that provision, and we are incredibly thankful.
With only $3,000 dollars each that we have to raise, we are confidant that God will once again provide.
Maria and I together decided to do one last big fundraiser and we are so excited!
Many of you have donated some amazing items!!!
If you would like to be a part of reuniting 2 little boys and bringing them HOME to be sons and brothers, here is your opportunity:)
This whole month of June we will have an online auction. Both of our blogs will have the exact same items and the chip-in will go directly to the same account to be split between both families.
Our hope and prayer is to raise the remaining $6,000 we both need to travel and rescue our boys.
Here is how it will work:
*For every $10 donation you will get your name entered once.
*Entries can be made the whole month of June.
*The last day to enter will be June 30, 2012.
*We will draw names on July 1st and contact you so that you may pick your prize.
1st name gets first choice, 2nd name drawn gets to choose from the remaining, and so on.
We have so many great items for many of you to enjoy!
Of course the more entries you make, the higher chance you get to have the gift of your choice.
We will keep drawing names until the last gift is claimed.
~ Measures 34" x 39"
~ three patterns - lavender w/ small white polka dots; green w/ white paisley; green background w/ blue, lavender & yellow flowers.
~ Back and front layers are made from 100% cotton. Middle layer is soft and cuddly 100% cotton flannel.
~ I've pre-washed it in Dreft detergent to begin the ragging & softening process. Each time it's washed it will get more cuddly soft.
~ This particular quilt would sell for $57.00.
Donated by Maria Falvo
Handmade Dress and Matching Bow $30 Value
Donated by Jessica Chinni
iTunes Gift Card $15 Value
Donated by Jessica Chinni
Set of 10 handmade Cards Assorted
Donated by Mel DeLlanos
Thirty-One Retro Metro Bag $55 Value
Donated by Rachel Golden
Scentsy Warmer & 3 Scents $50 Value
Donated by Bianca Olivier
Hand made Pie Plate
Posted by Lindy at Sunday, June 03, 2012