So this is how my morning went…
I’m making breakfast, and my cell phone rings. I look over at it on the counter and see it is Nancy (aka, Adoption Facilitator Extraordinaire!)
Yes, I really screamed.
I tried to thrust the phone at Kevin, but he backs away and says, “No, you NEED to answer it.”
And he grins.
I know what it is. It’s a date. A TRAVEL DATE.
I answer the phone, trying to sound all nonchalant like I wasn’t just screaming. “Hellooooo??”
“Hi, Michelle. It’s Nancy. What are you doing?” Nancy's trying to sound all chit-chatty even though she probably knows I was just screaming.
Me: “I don’t know what I’m doing.” Fact. All sense went out of my head.
Then I don’t remember what all she said except to write down our dates to travel and THE DATE we get to meet our girl! Glorious day! Btw, Nancy, you may need to call me back and tell me whatever else it was that you said J
So, yes, we have a travel date now, and we have been scurrying here and there all day. Making lists, checking them twice. ‘Tis the season, right?
Since we will be traveling soon, we are doing a last push for fundraising! We have 3 things going right now, two that I’ve mentioned before and one that’s brand new!
We still have our Usborne book fundraiser going on! It’s been extended, and my sweet friend Rebecca is donating her commission to our adoption. This is great for any child of any age on your Christmas list! They’ve got the best books, CDs, puzzles, you name it! This fundraiser ends on Saturday, November 16th.You can use this link for the Usborne Fundraiser.
We also still have our coffee fundraiser going! It will continue until we get Gillianne home. Just Love Coffee Roasters donates a portion of every sale to our adoption. We LOVE their coffee, especially the African Skies blend. Their coffees are organic, fair trade, hand roasted, and SUPER YUMMY! They also have coffee for every kind of coffee maker you might have. You know you probably have coffee lovers on your Christmas list…or maybe YOU need some coffee to power through the Christmas shopping! Here’s the link for that Just Love Coffee Fundraiser.
And now our newest fundraiser…
We designed these charms to remind us of our girl’s country, as well as the tie between adoption and the Gospel! John 14:18 says, “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” John 14 is such a beautiful passage where Jesus explains how He is preparing a HOME for us to be WITH HIM! And he goes on to explain that He will not leave us alone, but will be with us always! What great news that is!
For a $10 donation to our Family Sponsorship Page, we will send either a necklace or a keychain to you! Just click on Gillianne’s cute little picture up there in the top right hand of this page, and it will take you where you need to be. Then, so that I’ll have your address, forward me your Paypal receipt from your donation, let me know if you want a necklace or keychain, and we’ll get this out to you right away. Forward it to thewelshbunch at hotmail dot com. (Y'all know how to put that together, right?)
Thanks again for all your support and prayers! We are so much closer to getting our girl HOME!