Wow, this week has just been a whirlwind of meeting new friends in person and on line via adoption blogs and has just made me smile like crazy! It has also made me realize that blogging, fund raising and meeting new families really helps with wait times. This whole week I have been checking my mailbox waiting for application part 2 to come and it hasn't but as soon as I sigh over another day not getting this going faster I have my time fulfilled with many other things and I realize it makes me almost thankful it didn't come that day so I don't feel personally responsible for the delay.
The other night I was looking at blog updates and came across Alison's Blog that mentioned how her bracelets were a part of a large fundraiser for another family so I checked out that other family's blog and here I found the most awesome idea ever and saw such extreme support it just made me so happy for this family. The Shubin Family has had many many MANY families donating items and the fundraiser is that people can buy a puzzle piece for $10 and be entered into a drawing that if chosen they will win certain items that have been donated. You can also get bonus entries by posting and emailing and more so it is such a win-win fundraiser and of course the end result is priceless!
Rachel that now have become apparently a very wanted item :) Immediately I got an email back from Erica and we began talking back and forth...she was more excited about what I had to offer than I expected which of course made me so excited and now within 24 hrs I have had multiple emails from other families requesting t-shirts and paintings. Looks like I might become busier than expected soon.
I also met a sweet girl who found me via blog world named Rachelle who emailed me to tell me how much she loved our t-shirts. I checked out her blog and loved her humor about the set-backs they have had amongst their adoption process which as I told her makes it good for some of us to hear that are in the very beginning stages to not prepare for a smooth ride the whole way and expect these things to happen. We have since been talking back and forth and late last night she created another blog http://ethiopianadoptionwishlist.blogspot.com/ which is new but already so awesome! Go and see for yourself. Oh and she added our button on there too which I completely appreciate. I just LOVE all this families helping families all in one big goal to save innocent and precious children who deserve the world!