today is a day that i have been planning for a long time. a day that has been prayed over, people that have been lifted up to the Lord with thanksgiving for their hearts to donate for this fundraiser.
i think i have been pretty clear that we have taken a big leap of faith financially with moving forward with our adoption. we could have easily been a family who had a heart for adoption but never had those extra thousands of dollars to take that next step. we didn't want to be caught there. caleb and i were both pretty sure that we might ever have those extra thousands of dollars. but that didn't change our hearts. it didn't change what we have been called to do. it didn't change the amount of money needed. it just reminded us that this is big. but HE is bigger.
i debated for a while what i would call this little fundraiser here. i tossed some things around but i kept coming back to this:
when i pray for this baby, not knowing what gender he or she will be, not knowing what their birth story will be, not knowing about their precious birth mother, i just always pray for our sweet little love. our heart aches for knowing this child and calling them our own. our hope is in Christ that He will bring our baby to us sooner than later. that He will be our comfort in the waiting and that He will show himself faithful as the great provider.
packages have rolled in throughout the summer, every time i opened one i wanted to keep it for myself. wait, that's not what i was supposed to say. for real, every time i opened one i swelled with gratitude. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts to each of you who gave. to each of you who is playing this part in brining our baby home.
and now to each of you, i ask that you would consider giving.
give a little, give a lot. give what you can. give in Jesus name.
the fine print:
all of these items were donated by the shops and persons listed. these giveaways are open to US residents only. please feel free to give and donate no matter where you live but prize bundles will be shipped to US winners only. everyone can enter this giveaway once by leaving a comment here. please leave your name as this comment. after that? $10 per comment/entry. click on over on my sidebar on the "donate" button and donate through paypal. donate $20 leave 2 comments. donate $100 leave 10 comments. got it? ***please leave your email address with at least one of your donation comments so i can contact you if you win*** each winner will be chosen using random.org and announced on thursday, september 22nd.
also, if you want to donate $50, for example, you can leave a comment on each post for one chance to enter to win. or leave 5 comments on one. mix it up however you please.
now, prepared to be blown away by these bundles. mmmkay.
here is bundle number one:
items included in lovely bundle #1:
rose camera bag in moss: jo totes
$50 shop credit: wild olive
complete blog design makeover: life made lovely designs
whatever print: in His grace
don't hold back print: nan lawson
macaroon print: dear machine
tote bag and zippered pouch: hanmade things
camera canvas painting: paint me a picture
bird cage necklace and 2 flower bobby pins: like the rain
by your side (two chairs) print: michelle maule
rejoice framed art: name your joy
doily and pennat bunting: a cottage life
not pictured above but included in this giveaway is:
"The winner will get to make all the other photographers jealous as they break the land speed record with their lighting quick editing skill using the product of his or her choice from the Totally Rad! store."
come back throughout the day today. there will be a new bundle posted every couple hours. a total of five bundles of fabulousness.
these giveaways will be open until wednesday, september 21st at midnight.
that's ten days. ten days of giving. ten days of praying. ten days of thankfulness.
and one more thing…
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catch ya in a couple hours. you won't wanna miss these.