Friday, March 4, 2011

Help us bring our daughter home!

* Note * The t-shirt sales have ended. Thanks to all of you who purchased one. Every bit helps!!

If you've got speakers on your computer you're probably listening to some music that's on this blog. I'd like to set the mood for the remainder of this post. Please take a moment and listen to one song in particular. It's called, "If you want me to." Just scroll to the bottom of the blog and click on the song in the playlist if it's not already playing.

As you know, two weeks after I got home from my first trip to Haiti I got an email that the preemie I had fallen in love with - my sweet little Josette - had died. At that point I wanted to pull our adoption application. Every one of those kids deserves a family, but I wanted Josette. It was a struggle to get past that. Did we really want to adopt at all if she wasn't the one?

On a drive to work a few days later I was sitting in the car sobbing. I didn't understand why Josette had to die. I wanted to be her mama. I wanted to bring her home. And then...this song started playing. I didn't think I could cry any harder than I was, but this song brought on an intense sorrow and understanding at the same time. If you listen to the words, it will make sense.

So what does this song have to do with the rest of the blog? Josette is the one I think about every time I hear this song. Josette is the reason we are adopting. Josette is the one keeping me strong in this process.

We're 90% done with our adoption paperwork. We're very close to having it sent to Haiti. That means we're close to knowing who our daughter will be. It also means we're close to having to write out some pretty big checks.

Starting Saturday, March 5th - we're selling t-shirts to help raise money to offset some of our adoption fees. If you look to the right - you'll see a button that says "Help bring our child home". When you click on that button it will take you to Wild Olive Tees. They are an amazing group of women who make some pretty groovy shirts. And they have a passion for adoption.

For the next 4 weeks we are one of their featured families. That means during these 4 weeks we need to sell as many shirts as we can. Order for yourself, tell your friends, and please forward this to everyone in your contact list. Wild Olive Tees will tally the total sales on April 2nd and write a check directly to our adoption agency. How cool is that!!

Here's how it works. Either click on the cute button to the right or click HERE. You'll need to type in our family code in the coupon section before you start shopping, to make sure we get credit for your purchase. Our family code is: GIGURE0305

The pathway is no longer broken. The signs are very clear. And I understand the reason why we were brought here.

Thanks for supporting us and getting the word out!

1 comment:

  1. This is so cool to read about! I didn't even realize adoptions were back open in Haiti! :) You are the first one I've read about. Thanks for sharing your story of following God's call.