Love is

I didn't give you the gift of life, But in my heart I know. The love I feel is deep and real, As if it had been so.

For us to have each other Is like a dream come true! No, I didn't give you The gift of life, Life gave me the gift of you. --- Unknown

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

First Update on the new blog!

Oh so much has happened in the last week.  I sat down with my planning team (AKA my Hubby. Mom and Sister(love you guys!!!)), and talked about fund raising and gave them a copy of our fee schedule.  We have some wonderful things coming up this year that I am very excited about.  We have locked in the date for our benefit concert with our worship leader, Michael Janetis (thank you Michael!).  It is scheduled for March 2, 2013 at 6 pm at New Heights Church in Longview.  Flyers are being made and will be distributed very soon.  We hope to have our child locked in before that night.  Speaking of our child, part of choosing an agency is choosing a child.  You can choose your agency and wait for a match, but when looking for a child with a specific need you may choose to do what we have done.  We "thought" we would go back through CHSFS (Children's Home Society and Family Services), we LOVE them.  However we just kept running into road blocks,  I cant really explain it except to say I believe God had a different plan this time and He was nudging us a different way.  So in my daily search through lists of children needing homes,  I came upon a precious little one that I am hoping will be our child (details soon I promise).  In doing so we were linked to Madison Adoption Associates, and we have fallen in love.  It just feels right, the same way it did when we found CHSFS with Ariana.  So we have decided that even if we cannot lock in with this child we will be staying with them.  They have wonderful reviews.  They are out of state but we are using Great Wall for our homestudy already, not thrilled with them but it is only temporary.  I would not use them as my adoption agency. 

My niece Alyssa and her wonderful boyfriend Trey and I are working on Tshirt designs.  We plan to print and sell our own this time around.  We are currently selling breakfast burritos at my hubby's work and may expand that to a few other places.  We have another amazing fundraiser that I will tell you about soon that I absolutely LOVE! We have many ideas... and I hope to get a fundraiser section set up soon with future dates and times. 

Again I must say thank you,  I feel so blessed to have each and every ones support.  Your prayers are what carry us through.  Oh and I am excited to say that I wouldn't be surprised to hear some other families announcing their decision to adopt soon.  This is a beautiful web God is weaving. 

Have I told you I LOVE ADOPTION?

Love you all.... Kathy

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