Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Heart Attack Fund-raiser

A momma friend of mine used this fund-raiser when they adopted their sweet daughter.  The outcome was beautiful (you'll see why in a moment), and they were able to raise money to bring their little girl home.  They asked friends, and family to donate $1 towards their adoption and in turn wrote the name of the family, or person who donated, on a heart and stuck it to a wall in their house.  This may sound silly, but once you see the photos you'll be amazed. (Thank you, Mrs.Wimmer for letting me use your pictures.)

Absolutely stunning, right?  Every single name on those hearts is someone who cared about their little girl, and wanted to see her come home.  The total number of hearts on their walls at the end of this Heart Attack? 3,251 hearts.  Over three thousand people that loved their little girl right along side of them.

We want to have a Heart Attack For Charlie.  For $2 you can have your name written on a heart, and it will be placed on our living room wall, for all of our visitors to see.  We want to see how many people are willing to love Charlie right along side of us.  Will you donate a $2 (or more if you'd like.) in honor of Charlie?  We will post progress pictures as our wall fills with hearts.

You can make your donation to the donation button on the side of the blog, or you can follow this link here:

(If you're local, you can always just drop the donation by the house. :) )

I'm excited to see our wall fill with love. :)
We're coming baby Roo!!

Monday, March 2, 2015

I'm Going To Be A Big Sister...Again

Yes, we are adopting!  Yes, I am going to be a big sister...again!  Yes, I am thrilled!! 

We are so anxious to bring Charlie home, and to have another little boy running around the house.  I have to say that it is absolutely amazing how God works, I advocated for Charlie for 5 or 6 months, praying endlessly for a family to choose him...little did I know that my family would be the one to choose him!  I'm in awe of God's plans, and grateful that they are so much better than my own.

To think that so many people are swooning over this darling, and rejoicing with us, but yet Charlie has no clue just how many people love him and will fight till he's home. He is chosen, loved, wanted, and now he has a place where he belongs, will you help us bring him HOME?

We're coming Roo!

If you would like to contribute to his adoption you can purchase a t-shirt here: Making Love Known T-shirts

If you're not interested in buying a t-shirt, but still would like to make a donation you can follow this link to our direct donation page: Bring Charlie Home - Direction Donation Page

Monday, February 16, 2015

Pray for Pleven

With my 'Pledges for Pleven' fund-raiser coming to an end, I'm honestly in awe.  Though many of the numbers never got claimed God remained faithful.  During this fund-raiser I had an anonymous local donor donate nearly $300 towards Pleven!  Never before have I seen such generosity towards Pleven from someone locally, their outreach literally left me in tears and gave me hope that many do still care.  

$307 later and I am grateful for the hearts that God moved, and the hands who gave.  

I'm already at it again, a t-shirt fund-raiser this time.  Though I may have time to waste, the children in Pleven are already living on borrowed time, they needed out yesterday.  We got an update on Pleven a few days ago, many of the older children are being taken out of Pleven and being moved to a group home, which though it sounds beneficial it's disastrous.  The staff who will be running this group home are former Pleven owners, who hurt and abused the children in Pleven...they literally made it a Hell On Earth.  I'm horrified, sick to my stomach, and heartbroken for the children who are being taken to this home.

We can only pray, and yes prayer is very powerful but I still feel the urge to rescue those children from dangers grip, to take them somewhere safe where they will be harmed no more. So for now I will pray, that God will bring mercy to these children, that the US Embassy in Bulgaria will see that we are working to find families, and build a real group home for these kids where they can feel worthy, I will pray that God's hand is on everything, including this t-shirt fundraiser.  He is God, and He is sovereign, His plan is best, and I have to trust that...even when it's hard.  

If you are interested in buying a 'Pray For Pleven' t-shirt (they are available in adult, and children's sizes), you can use this link: