Friday, February 11, 2011

One More Step

We are one more step ahead in this long journey, we received our rough draft of our home study this week. How exciting!!!! It is weird to read a story of your life written by someone else and you only spoke with them for two hours tops. Kelly has been great, bless her heart, she endured 3 kids with the Flu while writing up our home study. She is making minor revisions and then we will get our final draft sometime next week. We are so ready to take the next step!

I have joined a message board for NLL and have seen some precious pictures of Haitian boys and girls from a recent trip to the orphanage. OH MY.....MY HEART just about melted. I can't wait to see a picture of our sweet little one. I wonder so often what he/she looks like and how they spend their days.

Please keep us in your prayers as we move forward, the enemy wants us to get discouraged but we will look to Him in all situations.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

When It Rains It Pours

If you read the title of this post you are probably thinking that I am going to be a Negative Ninny but actually I'm going to be quite the oppisite. Just call me Positive Penny..... HA.  Just let me start by saying that GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME, ALL THE TIME GOD IS GOOD!!! These past few weeks we have been blessed with several donations, so much so that we now have two storage units. We originally started out with a super small unit not knowing how many goodies we would we get for our yard sale. Needless to say we have filled that unit and gotten another larger unit. We like to see it as a good problem to have. We are extremely grateful and thankful to the families who have donated. Our prayer is God will bless each and everyone of you. We have been able to list some of the items on Craigslist and possibly gotten more than if we would have had the items at the yard sale. Let me tell you we listed a washer/dryer tonight and within an hour and a half of posting it, we were driving home from the storage unit with cash in hand.

We started this process with no cash in savings and not sure how we would get the money required to bring  our sweet child home, but God has not only been AMAZING through donations but the sale of the items as well. We just keep pushing through the darkness and He keeps providing. I know this want be the last post from Positive Penny, so this isn't good-bye it is just until next time.

P.S. We plan to have our yard sale middle of March so we will be accepting donations until the day before the sale. We would love to have to splurge to get a 3rd storage unit.