Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Blessed Again

You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God (2 Corinthians 9:11).

I know I have said it before, but we have the BEST friends EVER. Honestly, we really do. Over and over again I am reminded how blessed we are. You remember a few weeks ago our friends that we traveled to China with WON our navigation system raffle? They had made a VERY generous donation through our chip in which we were just so thankful for. In fact I had called her to ask if she had accidentally typed in that number! hehe! "She said of course, it is what God told us to give." So their number won when we drew numbers. We had not mailed it because they had been out of town etc. So today she emails me and said, they wanted us to KEEP the navigation system, sell it and put the money into our adoption. How nice is that? I am just in awe over and over. In tears over and over. Blessed..
So THANK YOU guys, we love you and appreciate your generosity!
And on the adoption fund front, Yard Sale #2 is coming up on Saturday. We are having it at my in laws, in a subdivision sale. NOTHING compared to before for sure. The kids can't wait, and are marketing Krispey Kream this time around! I for one, can't wait to park in my garage again!
We also are very excited about another fundraiser that a sweet little boy has come up with for us. He does not even know us, just knows that a little girl waits in China and he wanted to help. So he (along w/ his mom, who is in mops w/ me) has organized a REALLY cool event at our YMCA on Sunday. The kids will be "diving for donations". We can't wait to see how that all unfolds and I will be sure to post pictures!
So while we still do not have our I-171, and we are now getting nervous that we may get close to Maverys birthday before we travel, (11/1) we know we are blessed. God IS taking care of us and showing us these sweet reminders of Him through our friends. We are thankful beyond words.


Anonymous said...

HI, Shannon,
I am sure you have done this already. However, I am wondering if you have emailed the USCIS. My hs agent says that if we do not see it by 5.5 wks after they have everything that we should email to check on it. We are to email not her. HOpe it comes soon!!
Barbra another waiting IL mom

Shannon said...

Hey Barbra!

Our SW told us NOT to contact them till it had been TWELVE weeks! AND I am not able to find any type of contact info for them w/ out having a receipt number, which I do not have. If you have anything, I would love to try! It has been 7 weeks monday for us. UGH!

Waiting for Mia Hope! said...

What a wonderful blessing!!! I know what you are feeling and all I can say is "overwhelming". I can't even put into words how my heart feels from all of the generosity. I can only pray that they are blessed for what they do and that some day I can be the same blessing to another family trying to bring home their sweetie. Your I-171H is coming because we have ours and I just know we will be flying to China together! My problem is I have the I-171 but not all the money so I will be sitting on it for a couple of weeks. But thats so you can get yours and then we will be on the same track to our baby girls!!!