Thank You!

Wow do you see the chip in? We are almost to 50% of our goal for the magnet fundraiser!!! Thank you to those of you who've donated, you've really blessed our family! I sent out the first batch of magnets last week so those of you who donated should be seeing the new picture of our Curlie Girlie very soon :)

Once again we've been so very blessed by many friends, family, and even some people that we don't even know! If you've donated through the Reece's Rainbow website directly (and not chip in) I can't see those donations until I request a list of names! I'd love to send each and every one of you a thank-you, but unfortunately Reece's Rainbow does not give out donor addresses. So if you've donated and you're reading this, please know how so very grateful we are for your gift to help bring our daughter home! We were happily surprised this week with some unexpected donations and the financial worries are slowly melting away. We probably have about a month until we travel (no known date yet-just an estimate)!!!!

We've been busy around here getting things ready for Curlie Girlie. I went through all of Mila's clothes and realized we have very few warm 6-12 months clothes since Mila was in that size during Summer! So I'm picking up some needed items here and there and on the hunt for a special gotcha day dress for our sweet girl. We've been talking to Zoya a lot about having another baby sister and she seems absolutely THRILLED. We'll see if that changes once her sister is home :)

I've been daydreaming about our third daughter a lot lately. I've imagined myself rocking her into the late hours of the night like we did with the other two during those early bonding days. I've wondered how her transition into her new life will go. I've wondered what her personality will be like.  I've envisioned myself just snuggling her and telling her she'll always have a mama and daddy from now on! I've pictured her with her two sisters splashing in the bathtub and playing together. I've been praying more that the Lord would really prepare her heart for us and that He would continue to prepare our hearts for her.

I'm also praying more this time that the Lord would use us as He sees fit....that he would lead us into encounters with others who need to hear about Him. I pray that we can be an example to so many of what love looks like. I pray that we can use our family's testimony to open hearts and doors beyond our wildest imagination while we are there. I'm trying not to just look at this trip as a "get in and get out" kind of trip. I'm really hoping that we can breathe in every single moment of our time there and be used in ways that we might not imagine at this point in time. Our hearts are so very hopeful for this opportunity to travel to Eastern Europe again and especially to bring home our Curlie Girlie :)

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing in this amazing time with us! We are so blessed!

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  1. I love this post. =] We hope your sweet daughter is home very soon...and really love your heart for the people you will meet too. We're so happy for you all!!! =]

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    1. Thanks Julie! So excited for you too!

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  2. SOOOOOO excited for you!!! Also hope you are not experiencing any difficulties from the storm...not sure if you are out of her reach! (((BIG HUGS)))!!!

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    1. Just minimal storm difficulties here, nothing big though!

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  3. PRaying for you guys!! What an amazing journey to be on!!!

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    1. Thank you so much!!! Yes it is so amazing :)

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  4. Sarah, I got my magnets today....I love them!!! I am amazed at how much Zofia looks like Mila!! Your girls were surely meant to all be sisters from the very start!! Now I can't wait to share the magnets with some friends!!! A beautiful reminder to pray and support all the little treasures waiting for forever families!! ((BIG HUGS))!!!

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    1. Glad you like them! Isn't it crazy how much they look alike????? I'm wishing I would have put the RR website on the magnet....duh! I guess most people that will get them though already know about RR but it would have been good for conversation with people who see them on their friends' fridges!

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  5. Dear Sarah & Shawn,
    Just donated and will be emailing some friends here in Cincinnati. I hope you can raise $1000 and much more to help with your 3rd adoption!
    You guys are amazing and the luckiest parents (Zoya, Mila & Zofia cannot be any more beautiful!)
    Vanessa D.

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  6. I just donated!! Was so excited to see that number bump up and over $600!! Yay:)

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