Ok, so I have not blogged in a really long time. Life has been crazy, but we have been making slow and steady progress with the adoption. We have completed all of our paperwork with the exception of one doctor's form that has to be redone and our taxes, which we are waiting to get back. We have USCIS approval and should be traveling within the next 2 months.
Now, on to the fundraiser-Our church hosted a BBQ/bake sale/yard sale today. We sold tons of stuff including 100 pounds of BBQ. The total is somewhere in the ballpark of $2300, as more continues to slowly trickle in.
We have had several very generous donations including several $50 gift certificates and some really nice gift baskets. I will be putting them up on facebook and my blog soon to try and raise a little more money. Gift cards include Target, Lowes, The Little Gym (Huntersville), and Best Buy, oh and we have 3 certificates for 15 minute chair massages and 6 coupons for free personal pan pizzas from Pizza Hut. I am hoping to get this up and running in the next day or 2. Take a look at the fundraising thermometer. We passed the half way mark today! While this is awesome news, we only have 2 months or less to raise the remaining funds. Remember, all donations made through our Reece's Rainbow account are tax deductible. If you know anyone who is interested in contributing to a good cause (and a tax write off :) please let me know.
Thank you all so much for helping us get this far. We couldn't do it without you!
Faith to Move a Mountain
In November of 2011, I started this blog as a sort of journal to chronicle the events of our son Quinton's adoption. Quinton is a little boy who was born with an extra special something. Quinton has down syndrome and was given up at birth by his parents because he has down syndrome. His birth parents must not have had any idea what a blessing he would be or I am sure they would not have given him up. Unfortunately in Eastern Europe (Quinton is from Ukraine) people with disabilities are not accepted in society and at the age of 4-6, they are sent to adult mental institutions where most of them die :( Although it breaks my heart that his parents have missed out on such a joyful little boy, God has used this unfortunate situation to bless us with a gift greater than I could have ever imagined: the gift of our first child. If you ever considered adoption-do it! Don't let money deter you. God provided over $20,000 for us to adopt Quinton. We were not fully funded until 50 minutes before we boarded our plane to Ukraine. If you have never considered adoption, go back to the beginning of this blog and read. You will see what a blessing adoption really is. Many people tell us that we are angels for rescuing Quinton, but the honest truth is this: Quinton has given me far more that I will ever be able to give him. He is my little miracle, my silly bug, my baby boy, my love. HE IS MY LIFE!