I feel like I’ve done a pretty good job of covering the backstory of our decision to adopt so far in this blog. I figured that now is as good of a time as any to dive in to the current events. Trust me, there’s a LOT to keep up with! Ryan and I are living in a state of pretty constant exhaustion and busy-ness. I know it’s not something we can sustain for a long period of time. We need to make sure we’re taking care of ourselves and protecting our marriage through this process. We’ve done a really stellar job of communicating with each other when we feel exhausting or overwhelmed and need a break. Most of the time we even manage to communicate those things without being snippy or grouchy with each other. WIN! We are setting aside a week in July to completely unplug and pause everything to just spend some quality time with each other and refresh. We recognize how important it is to us and for us to take this time and replenish. We may just be sitting at home hiding in the air conditioning or fishing at the lake, I have no idea. I do know that we’re unplugging completely for the week.
We have a ton of fundraisers happening right now. I’m not even sure I know everything that is going on at the moment! I’m so beyond thankful for all of the countless people who have offered their time, their talents and their money to help us in this process. Adoption is expensive. We are far from rich in a monetary sense. But trust me when I say that God is showing us that HE can make up for our lack of monetary riches by showing us the how wealthy we are in relationships. You guys are amazing!
Right now, we’re working on organizing a few really fun events! We’re definitely having an old fashioned benefit this summer- complete with food, games, music, etc. We’re excited to spend time with our friends and family all in one place. Details will be coming SOON. My awesome mom has taken this project on and I am SO thankful for her support and her help. If you want to help her help us, let me know! I’m sure she’ll gladly put you to work! We’re also working on organizing a Chinese auction. This will tentatively be held in the Boneyfiddle at Journey Within during one of the Final Friday celebrations. If you or someone you know would like to donate something to be auctioned off: contact me or Ryan. We’ve had some really great responses so far from you guys. This auction will be EPIC!
We’re also working on our Puzzle! I promised to be completely honest in this blog, and honestly, the puzzle has hit the back burner the last few weeks. We haven’t talked about it much, but there will be update pictures and a LOT more to come in the next week with the puzzle! We’re excited to have all of the pieces sponsored and reveal our nursery theme. Pieces are $10 each or 3 for $25. If you’ve never heard of the puzzle fundraiser, here’s how it works:
- We have designed a 300 piece puzzle; every piece symbolizing someone who will help bring our baby home.
- Each piece is a donation of $10 or you can sponsor 3 pieces for $25
- You may choose to be one piece of the puzzle or several pieces of the puzzle.
- YOUR name will be written on the back of each piece you represent!