Monday, October 8, 2007

Thank You Single Sisters!

God showed up at our house this weekend. Seriously. You know what He looked like? A stack of envelopes. Who would have thought? Let me explain...

Laura's mom (Sandra) heads up a group at her church called the "Single Sisters." They are a group of women providing support and friendship to each other as they go through life. Sandra puts in a ton of time and effort to this group - just recently she organized a trip that close to 50 single sisters went on. Laura was able to go along on this trip and spend some precious time with her mom and this great group of people.

So now - fast forward to this past weekend. Sandra was in town to go to our First Friday meeting with us. She showed up Friday afternoon and had a stack of cards for us. Wouldn't you know that some of those single sisters had taken the time and effort to write us some precious notes and donate some of their very hard earned money towards our adoption? We were overwhelemed - they had sent close to $600 for us to use towards the adoption fees and costs (which seem to never end).

We wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to the Single Sisters from the First Christian Church in Kernersville, NC. You guys have no idea what your love and generosity means to us. Thank you so much to

Sandra - Linda - Bonnie L. - Patsy - Phyllis - Carolyn - Reba - Judy - Connie - Robin - Michelle - Bonnie S.

And to demonstrate just how relevant it was and how great our God is - we have a pretty big fee we will be paying this month to the USCIS as we get fingerprinted and approved for clearance to bring home a baby from Ehtiopia.

We were not really stressing over it because God has been so incredibly good to us - and here He came once again - looking like a stack of envelopes. Thank you guys. It is really really cool to see God live and shine through people on this earth.

4 comments:

Kim said...

God does have angels here on Earth and it looks like you were lucky enough to 'meet' a few of them. Good luck with USCIS.

Donna said...

Amazing how He knows what we need and when we need it!

Unknown said...

What a wonderful story to read. Lauras mom is just precious and I am thankful to be friends with you guys!

Anonymous said...

Hi my great kids!
I will ignore the fact that I did not know about the new postings and move on to tell you how much your words mean to me. Am I ready for Baby E and Baby C? Well, I have bought a crib, a stroller, and a bouncy seat! Gonna stroll, gonna ride and gonna bounce! Hopefully not all at the same time! YOU ARE GOING TO BE WONDERFUL PARENTS! How do I know? God is leading your steps - that's is how I know!
IASGGGYTM,
Laura's mom