Well, today has been a hard day in terms of thinking about money! I know without a doubt that God will provide in His own timing and His own way. However, we're still short a good chunk - $8,000 to be exact! Now... before I complain about money, we're extremely blessed. We started the actual process only 4 months ago and in that time have saved and raised a little more than $10,000! That is amazing and HUGE financial blessing to us. However, since our mega yard sale (raising a HUGE $2,500), we've since hit a stand still! Its starting to get to me and I'm beginning to get discouraged. Now that we will be starting our homestudy soon... that means we're getting one step closer to our baby. That is awesome, while at the same time... scares the mess out of me!
Richard and I are very good with our money and very much for living within your means (budget). We have tried starting off our marriage by not being in debt. We've seen what it does to people and how it can destroy marriages, families and people in general. We've worked really hard to be financially smart, & this is something we're extremely proud of. So... we're still asking for your help in raising funds to bring our baby home. We're still saving ourselves, but unfortunately, we're not able to save fast enough. As a friend just wrote recently on her own adoption blog... Satan is against adoption and He's out to get us! It definitely seems like a trend that just when you get enough saved... something happens and that money has to be used elsewhere. :(
So... we're in need of some help and creativity! Any ideas for fundraising is still greatly appreciated! We have already done a yard sale, and attempted at giveaways. Hopefully, we will have more in the works here soon. Other than that... our next idea is to create ornaments to sell. If any of you crafty or creative minds have some ideas for those... please do share!!! :) If I can get some help or volunteers together, I'm planning on hosting a "Ornament Making Night" sometime in the near future. Then, I am hoping to sell them on my blog. Hopefully, with your help, we can make this possible.
Look forward to some great feedback from you!
Until then... Brantley