I just wanted to put a HUGE Thank You out there for the extreme support we have received this week alone with the puzzle piece fundraiser! As everyone knows when you have an idea for a fundraiser it can be a little scary to think what if this doesn't work...what if this? what if that? But within the first 2 days I had no more worries or "what ifs?" because of each and everyone of you! From the donations for prizes (which are still coming in and gladly we're accepting!) to the buying of our "puzzle pieces", to the spreading the word via other blog and Facebook posts, it means THE WORLD to us! Some of you we have known forever and some of you we have yet to meet and I just love that! In just less than 1 week's time we have received over $300.00 through this fundraiser as well as had some recent unexpected money come in (always nice!) to bring our current amount to $2,050...only $2, 950 more to go and I know we can do it!!!!
I haven't set a date to end the fundraiser just yet because I wanted it to go until we got our approval letter from the USCIS which is when we can submit our dossier with the $5,000, SO I estimated in another month or month and a half or until we hit the $5,000 mark.
In closing now I just want to say Thank you God for putting so many wonderful, caring and supportive people in our lives, to complete this journey to reach the ultimate end result of bringing home a precious child from Ethiopia and being able to share our story and include so many people along the way. It has not been my faith that has brought me to the decision to adopt like so many but rather this journey to adopt has brought me so much closer to my faith!