This weekend was once again a BIG weekend....seems like we haven't had a normal weekend in quite a while! We had our home study visit and it went just GREAT, well at least I think it did, we'll see :) Kimberly, our social worker is so sweet and is adopted herself, as well as has 2 adopted children from Korea and one on the way, still in Korea so as she is doing home studies for other families like us, she is working on her own child's adoption as well. The one room I couldn't get back to normal shape was the spare room because it was filled with the t-shirts that you all bought but it turned out to be good because she got to see our fundraiser at work and ended up taking a shirt home herself.
I just love to think about all the people around this country wearing our shirts, seriously from Washington to Florida and from Minnesota to Mississippi I am shipping all over the place and it makes me so excited. We had an awesome response to buy the leftover shirts we had and within hours, they were GONE! So as we do not have any more left, we will be making them again and maybe even before Christmas so I will let you know when we do. Next time around we will be making them ourselves and may change it up a bit...different color shirts and most likely will be long-sleeve for the colder months to come. So, thank you again for everyone's support, it means so much to us and keeps us going! So the shirts are packed up and ready to be shipped...you should be getting yours soon and we hope you love them!
Another exciting thing about this weekend was today, we are in a study at church called "Chazown" and tonight found out what our spiritual gifts and core values are and then placed them along with our past experiences to develop our "Vision" or "Chazown" in life. I can't say I was surprised in the least at what my past, core values and spiritual gifts led to...hospitality, compassion, selflessness, respect, serving/giving, and encouragement to name a few and all leading to where we are in our life/adoption journey as we speak. Another couple in our Life Group is going alongside Jason and I in developing our adoption/orphan ministry at our church to bring attention to the need here in our little town with hopes to expand beyond and reach out wherever we can. We are close to having a name, mission statement, schedule of events and date of our first meeting and within the next week we should have all the information ready to share...it is SOOOO exciting we can't wait to share with you!