Thursday, March 25, 2010

"Crazy Love" ADOPTION LOVE!!!!!

I know i havent written in a while... things have been so crazy around here....

But after reading Linny's blog (below) i felt God urging me to swallow my pride and join in...

I have been wrestling at whether to write this or not... since i read a challenge my one of my favorite adoptive mom's at http://aplacecalledsimplicity.blogspot.com/ her name is Linny and she has really challenged us as a family to give more! (please read her blog for more info) and... (this is very humbling for me to write...) also to share our need with you all!

First ill answer a few of Linny's questions...

We joined our new church Harvest Pointe Community Church recently and do tithe faithfully, and are quickly getting involved. The past 2 years we have been kind of"floating" and not really members of a specific church but during that time we tithed by giving to local and international charities and individuals in need!

(now the humbling part)

We have struggled with infertility and loss for our entire marriage! From the very beginning we knew we wanted a Huge family, and always knew that would include adopted babies! last summer we decided to stop all treatments and stop trying to have a biological children!! it was a huge decision for us, but one that i am SO glad we made... In september 2009 we started the homestudy process, and a few days before thankgiving we were officially homestudy approved. We dont have a large savings account or income... and we are kind of at a stand still with our adoption because the money just isnt there, we had a major leak in our home from a big snow fall this past winter that left some major damage! We have had to pay out a lot for things that (*surprisingly*) the insurance company didnt cover, and there are still lots of things that need repair...(it is very hard for me to write this) but we havent been able to do any marketing of ourselves or advertising to find any birthmothers or situations! In fact, and this really kills me, (and we havent shared this with anyone!!)... but, we have had to turn down a few last minute newborn situations we have come in contact with because we didnt have the money together!! it absolutly broke our hearts, but we know that our Sweet Jesus has an awesome plan for us!! I have only ever envisioned myself as a mother, and i am SO SO grateful for my infertility and feel blessed to have expirenced it!! (wow i never thought i would ever say that lol) but i am... because i know that i was always meant to adopt and be a mother to those who already need one!! James 1:27 "Religion that the God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this; to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." While we may not all be called to adopt a child, God commands us to do something about the orphan crisis!!!! So....








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Our need is around $8,000.... (when we started it was $12,000, and through donations and fundraising we were able to raise $4,000... :D Yippee Jesus!!) this will cover advertising/searching fees, and once we are matched... legal fees, medical fees, birthmother fees, and travel expenses... If you would like to donate to our fund you can email me at thedarlings06@comcast.net for our address or donate through the paypal button on the righthand side of this blog, (everthing donated will be used for our adoption).... BUT MORE THAN ANYTHING WE ASK THAT YOU COMMIT TO PRAY FOR US!!!!! God has been working like crazy in our lives and we arent worrying about the money because we believe that HE will provide just the amount we need to bring our babies home and fix our home!!

So for now we wait hanging on faith, and God's promises... Anxiously awaiting to see how our Mountain Moving God will bring us together with our babies... :D :D :D

Love & Blessings,
Liz

13 comments:

  1. Liz i been following your story for a while and you know there is not a day that goes by that you Andrew are not in my prayers, i know god will provide.
    Hugss

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  2. Thank you SO much nancy, your prayers mean so much to us!!

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  3. Praying for yall... I made a small donation, I hope it encourages you on your journey... you have such a beautiful story, thank you for sharing it

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  4. EVERYTHING HELPS!!! thank you so much!!!

    God Bless you dear friend!!!

    Hugs
    Liz

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  5. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I made a little donation and hope and pray that you are parents soon!! Bless you! Lisa

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  6. Wow, Liz your post is so touching. It's so evident how you are trusting The Lord through all those heart breaking decisions you have made..Your faith and perseverance are so moving I can't put it in words. I'm just overwhelmed and so glad I called by to read your post.
    Praying for every single need to be met as quickly as Our God sees best with many special surprises along the way. x

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  7. I'm speechless. That you would invest in us, when this is what you are going through?! Oh my goodness. I thank you and I pray for God to give back to you and then some. I really am speechless right now.
    With Love,
    June Mosher

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  8. HE IS FAITHFUL! You will have a house full of children one day. Praying!

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  9. Your giving heart and your faith are inspirational! Thank you! Praying for you on this adoption journey for all your needs to be met!

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  10. I would so blessed to be a part of your prayer team. You are so willing to give to others while in need yourself. Thank you. I am excited to follow prayerfully along and see what only God can do for you in this situation. Hang on you truly are not alone.

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  11. He WILL provide! Praying for you!

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  12. What a beautiful heart..praying for you all!

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  13. i know that's hard, but so glad you did it! blessings to you on this beautiful journey!

    ~lovelyn

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