Wow – what a great weekend! Huge thanks to all our friends and family at Harvey’s Greenhouse for letting us use their garage and thanks to everyone who came out and made this garage sale a huge success. We raised over $650 dollars with the sale this weekend which is almost enough for one ticket if airfare stays low (certainly at least 1/2 if they don’t)!

We have one last fundraiser to go (more on that in the near future, but it’s super easy!) but we are humbled and grateful to say that the light at the end of this tunnel isn’t a train but a fully funded adoption. When we started this journey almost a year ago and I thought about the amount of money we needed to raise, I was doubtful we’d be able to do it. Yet, God is incredibly gracious and He provided the resources to make this happen. And He used so many of you to do just that. So, thank you!

That said, we’re still not quite there. Like I said, we have one last fundraiser to go and a little bit beyond that to fully fund this adoption. As Christmas approaches (gasp!) and you plan to do any shopping at Amazon, will you use our link to the right? This helps us wrap up these costs and if, by chance, we receive more than we need, then we will donate the rest to an adoption fund to help another family out.

That’s enough money talk. We’re still in the waiting zone before our paperwork is submitted to the government for final approval. The good news is that once that happens, we should have a pretty good idea on when we will travel and then eventually get to have our little guy come home. In the meantime, we pray for a faster than normal submission to the government so our little guy can get here quickly. We haven’t given up hope that he will be here by the end of the year. Still, considering that we started this process almost a year ago, I have to say that I’m grateful that we’re nearing the home stretch on the process.

I leave you with one last thought to chew on which comes from Isaiah 1:16-17 –

Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean;
remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes;
cease to do evil,
learn to do good;
seek justice,
correct oppression;
bring justice to the fatherless,
plead the widow’s cause.

May that be our prayer for all the fatherless children around the world tonight. Thanks for joining us on this journey!