Thursday, October 18, 2012

LifeSong- Orphan Sunday

On November 4th, as well as the surrounding Sundays, thousands of events will echo across America and around the globe, all sharing a single goal: that God's steadfast love for the orphan will also stir in our hearts.  From many sources, one voice.

Orphan Sunday is an opportunity to excite family, community, church and friends to God's call to care for the orphan.

As Orphan Sunday approaches, we pray you will dedicate time on one Sunday in honor of the fatherless.

Here are a few helpful and practical recourses for how to spend an Orphan Sunday from Christian Alliance for Orphans' Orphan website:

  • The Orphan's Table - Experiences impact us more deeply than words. On Orphan Sunday, share a meal eaten by orphans around the world.  Gather with family, small group or church for the meal, discussion and prayer.
  • More Resources - Check out for other church resources such as sermon starters, worship songs, bible studies, bulletin inserts, prayer guides, and much more!
We are hopeful you and your church family will honor orphans by participating in Orphan Sunday

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Will you join me?

So, I read on another adoptive mommy's blog that she decided to read through the book of Psalms as she waited for her LOA.  I love this idea.  Brad and I have committed to doing this in hopes that we dwell on His hope of better things to come.  This waiting and guessing of when we will get our LOA and ultimately when we will travel is hard.  I am asked multiple times a day when we will go to China.  I don't know and that is hard.  When you are a pregnant you have an idea of when the end will come and when you will finally get to hold your little one.  With adoption there is so much uncertainty.  The hardest one is not knowing even the month you will meet your child.  I know people ask with good intentions but, the questions are HARD.  Once we have our LOA we will have a much better idea of when we will travel.

So....let's start now.  Today is day 19 of our wait.  If you are joining along start on Psalm 19.  How cool will it be to tell Olivia how many people were reading God's word in her honor and praying for her daily?  If you feel let to follow along with us please leave a comment at the bottom of the blog.

For convenience we will be using our smart phones as we read through Psalms.  Brad and I find the app "Holy Bible" to be the most user friendly.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

My Heart Is Happy

Sometimes it's just the little things.....
This one arrived in the mail yesterday.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Wild Olive Tees Last Chance

Our Wild Olive Tee fundraiser is opening up again for one more month just in time for us to start preparing for our travel expenses.  If you didn't get a chance to order your tee when we did the fundraiser earlier this is your chance.  Our family loves our tees.  The kids shirts are so soft and made out of a vintage type cotton. 

If you choose to order please be aware you must order from the Adoption Fundraiser portion of their site.  That is the only way we will receive credit for your order.  There was some confusion about this when we ran the fundraiser earlier.  Also, you must enter code SUND513 in the coupon code section and the comments section at the end of your order.

We truly appreciate your support in bringing our sweet Olivia home.  I can't wait to see her sporting her Wild Olive tees.   Check out our family story on the Wild Olive family Site.