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!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Giftcard Giveaway and More! Last Fundraiser Before We Travel!

We travel in 8 days and we are still short about $6500. We have had some items donated to us by friends and family so we are going to try a giveaway to help raise remaining funds. Here's how it works:
Anyone who donates will be entered to win one of the prizes pictured below. The number of entries you receive is based on your donation (see below). You can also earn a free entry for sharing our fundraiser on Facebook, Twitter, or on you blog. To donate, just click on the donate button at the top-right hand side of this page. You must leave me a comment at the end of this blog entry letting me know how many entries you donated for and if you shared on your Facebook, Twitter, or on your blog. Remember that when you donate through Reeces Rainbow, all donations are tax deductible :) The giveaway will end on June 10th at 9:00pm. Names will be drawn for prizes in the order the prizes are pictured below. Winners will be contacted by email and arrangements will be made to receive your prizes. You can win more than once, so the more entries, the better :)

1 entry-$3
2 entries-$5
5 entries-$10
11 entries-$20
27 entries-$50
55 entries-$100

Please know that I hate asking for anything, but here we are at the end of our journey. We are leaving to go get our baby boy-the one that God hand picked for us. How incredible is that? You may or may not know that Brian and I have struggled with infertility for several years now and I could never understand why. I still don't understand completely, but what I do understand is that our God is almighty and He has a plan for us. He has provided every step of the way. We are going to rescue one of His orphans. I can't wait to bring him home-for him to feel the tenderness of a kiss from his mommy and the joy of a piggyback ride from his daddy. Please, if you can, donate, share, pray.

(Sorry about the pics. I had to take them with my phone)
$50 gift card to Target

$50 gift card to Best Buy

Father's Day Package- includes a portable grill (the box is a little beat up, but the grill is new) along with a $50 gift card to Lowes,  2 coupons for $10 off a purchase of $25 at Dick's Sporting Goods, and the oversized camping chair pictured below

this oversized camping chair is part of the father's day package pictured above

Thirty-One purse, pouch and key ring (I want this one for myself!) donated by Michelle Frye
Interested in other Thirty-One products? Contact Michelle.

These beautiful prints are by local artist Elaina Herderlite. The giveaway is for all 3 prints. Check out her etsy shop for more of her work.

My mother in law made these beautiful baby blankets and these pictures do not do them justice. There are 2 available in pink and 1 in blue. 3 winners will be chosen and receive one blanket apiece.

Picnic basket donated by Hope Second Advent Christian Church-stuffed full with the following items: bottled water, sprite, candle, wet wipes, crackers, stationary, crossword puzzle, and 2 flashlights!

 Bob Timberlake print-is number 961 of only 1,000

6 coupons for free Pizza Hut personal pan pizzas. 2 coupons are marked for Concord stores, the other 4 are not marked and can be used anywhere.

Don't forget to leave a comment so I can enter you for one of these great prizes! Thanks again!


  1. I published to Facebook, and I gave 20$ too. Sorry I couldn't give more because I would love to give you the rest of the money you need :)

    Whitney P.

  2. I donated 5$ and shared of fb. I'm gonna blog about it soon too :)

  3. Donated $6 from the Ristow6 and tweeted.

  4. Whoever win the 31 purse has to give it to me. In return I will let you be the first to hold Quinton when he comes home. Just kidding! Thanks so much for donating and sharing!

  5. I donated 20 and i will totally give you the purse for the baby holding. haha

  6. and when it says kyle it means tara!

  7. Donated $20 through Reece's Rainbow! Praying for sweet success!

  8. hehe Carol, I would give it to you but I think that bag is too cute! oh my mom donated $5 so 2 entries for her. She really wants me to dye my hair lol.

  9. Carol,

    I posted on facebook and dontated $20.00. I wish I was in a financial position to give you more, but God has a plan, and with all your friends and loved ones help, I am sure you will make it! Good luck and congratulations!

    Crystal Buchaluk

  10. Carol,
    I am in Brian's guard unit. I donated $30 and will post this to my FB page when I get home. I am very moved by what you guys are doing. God bless you both Quinton is going to be so loved. I look forward to the chance to meet him. ~Christy Brown

  11. I posted it on my fb page too! Safe journey guys!

    Christy brown

  12. Donated $10 and shared on Facebook. Anything else I can do to help?