Saturday, February 25, 2012

I may not be a rockstar

Well I didn't get the things posted on here that I wanted BUT I did post some amazing earrings that were donated to me to sell on Facebook and they sold out within 24 hours.  That helped push our seedling grant total to nearly the last dollar we needed to qualify for it.  WHOOO HOOO.  I think we have enough now, I need to double check with them on Monday but wow, that is just so amazing to me!!!!!!!!!!! 

I WILL be posting the new, fun, and exciting, things next week. now that I will be home to make sure I keep track of who is buying what and shipping them out in a timely maner.  But for now I leave you with this...............the picture I took Thursday night....our completed dossier just before I put it in an envelope to mail off to our agency.  They need to triple check it and make sure everything is right and off to China it goes.  WOW!!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

And so we wait

Wow, by the time we travel to China for our little one I will be an expert at waiting!!!  We seem to hit a snag at every step and have to wait for this, that, or another thing before we can move on to the next step.  SIGH

At this point we are finished with our home study.  We made it through our state review, and submitted our I800a application.  We received a RFE (request for evidence) from USCIS/NBC and have been fingerprinted.  We are now just waiting to see if our home study addendum has arrived on our assigned officer's desk and that our prints are in the system so we can get that all important approval and be able to be DTC (dossier to China) before the end of the month.  I am seeing days being ticked off the calendar though and starting to think that might not be possible.  So I guess I will just wait some more and hope for the best.

I have some exciting things to offer for sale but need to find the time to get it all photographed and posted.  I have received some AMAZING donations of items as well so keep watching, if I can get to it tomorrow I'll consider myself a rock star.  LOL (I have so much going on these past few days that if I get this done by then it will prove I can do it all)

So please hang in there and wait, while I wait.  :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Afraid to start again

I am really scared to start this again.  I had such a scary encounter the last time I made a blog to help bring our daughter home.  Fundraising is not for the faint of heart.  I am more than fundraising though.  I am asking for help in the costs involved in bringing home a child from China.  Raising her, paying for her therapies, food, dance class, all of those things will be fine and covered by my husband's job.  Getting 30,000.00 together in less than a year to pay for bringing her home...that takes a village.  I am trying to do more than just ask for donations.  I appreciate each and every dollar that has been donated to us and will continue to accept them don't worry! ;)  I do however feel I need to "work" to earn that money as well.

I started out making doll dresses that fit 18" dolls and WOW the response to that was HUGE.  I then moved to matching doll skirts and skirts for the little girls in your life.  Again, God has blessed me BIG TIME.  I am hoping that this new sewing project is just as successful.  We have a LONG way to go and a short time to get there (yeah who else is singing that 70's song now?  You're welcome) I will still be offering the doll dresses and skirt sets when I find material that just speaks to me but for now I'm working on something that EVERYONE can use.  I'm guessing not many guys will want them but hey you never know, if I find the right fabric I might get lucky right?

You will have to wait just a little bit longer but I wanted to get the blog up and running and get the ones in from a friend who has something similar to donate.  But I promise it will be worth the wait!

Now I "stole" this from a friend off Facebook.  I think it really speaks to what we are doing trying to bring home another daughter when financially we were not even close to being ready to do so!!!!

"Sometimes the will of God feels downright irresponsible. You are called to make a decision or take a course of action that seems to make no sense. And if you do it, the people closest to you may think you are crazy. Even Jesus' family felt that way about Him. But responsible irresponsibility means refusing to allow your human responsibilities to get in the way of pursuing the passions God puts in your heart.” ... Mark Batterson