We found out that many of you who were winning bidders in Tommy’s auction added to the amount you owed, some by significant amounts. Thank you! You literally went above and beyond for him, and we are so grateful!
If you are one of the two wonderful winning bidders in the It’s Tommy’s Time auction whose names are listed below, please contact Crystal Geib at firstname.lastname@example.org so she can let you know the total amount you owe and get your mailing information. The donors of your items would like to ship them off to you as soon as possible:
$100 Amazon gift card
Brick Picasso necklace
“In the Kitchen with David” book
Pink floral key fob
“One at a time” bracelet
If Crystal has not heard from you by tomorrow night, she will contact the next lowest bidder on each item.
Thank you so much!
My friend Becky has been making Tommy candles like nobody’s business! She reported four days ago that the total amount raised for Tommy’s fund was $1,090!
Please take the time to read Becky’s blog post about the impact of her Tommy candle project.
Becky, I thank God for you, dear friend. He is using you for something very good.
Pleven adoptive mom Jennifer Menges would like me to tell you that if you planned to purchase any Avon products to benefit Tommy’s adoption fund, you still have one day left! Her goal is to reach $1000 in sales, and she is short by just under $100!
Click here to go to Jennifer’s Avon fundraiser page for Tommy!
If you live in or around Lancaster County, PA, and are an international special needs adoptive mom, would you like to be part of an occasional informal Friday night meet-up with other moms? If this would be at all doable and fun for you, I hope to hear from you! Please email me at email@example.com.
Question: Congratulations!! So can you now leave to go see Tommy?
Answer: Thank you!! Now we are waiting for the original approval document to arrive in the mail so we can have our dossier notarized and apostilled and mailed off to the government of Tommy’s country. After a legal process there, we will receive travel dates for the first trip to see him!
With Katie’s adoption, it took two months from receiving our I-800A approval to the first trip, so we’re mentally prepared for my first trip to see Tommy to happen sometime near the beginning of the new year and the second (pick-up) trip to happen in the late spring. But…! We might write the rough draft, but God tells the story!
Winter is approaching in the beautiful country of Katie’s birth~
And now a question for you, dear readers!
If you have knowledge and experience regarding cerebral palsy, would you be willing to pass on advice for me about what I should physically assess when I meet Tommy? We want to be as prepared as possible for his needs, and I’ve begun making a list of what to look for when I’m with him, including range of motion, whether he bears any weight on his feet, et cetera.
If you have any words of wisdom in this area, please leave a comment to this post so that other adoptive parents in a similar position will also be able to benefit from your expertise. This would be such a blessing! Thank you!
I can’t resist showing you who’s been re-listed on Reece’s Rainbow! Please don’t stop praying for the families who will adopt these two and the six other children available to be adopted from Pleven right now! Pray, friends, pray with confidence in the God who sets the lonely in families!
Little Chad, where is the family you’ve waited nine years for?
Tiny Penny, will I be able to announce good news for you soon?
There’s so much going on behind the scenes right now, both within our family and in the part of the international special needs adoption world we’re connected with.
There’s always much more to tell than time to tell it in, and then sometimes I long to tell you the news but need to keep it confidential!
But even when it can’t be written here, I want you to know that we are seeing God accomplishing His mighty work, in the Pleven orphanage and other orphanages, in adoptive families, in our family, in many of you.
What a blessing it is to know that you are out there with open hearts, steadfastly caring, giving, spreading the word, and praying, praying, praying.
And one more tidbit!
I’m working on that Mega Q & A about Katie I’ve been promising for more than three months now. As in, I collected all the photos and am actually beginning to write down the answers to your very good questions! This is the final call for questions about Katie! Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will consider including them in the post I hope to have finished by next Wednesday, the 14th, first anniversary of…
…the breaking open of Katie’s prison doors…
…and the beginning of her new life as our loved daughter.