Monday, June 6, 2011
I am 50!
Today I got the second best phone call next to a referral! The lovely ladies at Help Us Adopt called to inform me that they approved my grant!!!! WOO HOO!!! You see, this is the only organization I could find that doesn't discriminate against singles. I talked with the founder for quite some time, after regaining my composure, and she told me that I am the 50th family that they have been able to help unite with a child since starting the organization 4 years ago. They have granted $380,000 to these families to help bring these babies home. I told her that she must love her job every day of the year!!! Her story and how she started this foundation is pretty incredible. You can check it out here. I am BEYOND thrilled!!! As you know, I have been pretty down in the dumps. Let's just say this was a ray of much needed sunshine! With this grant, the money I've been making at my second job, and the donations I've received I am now only about $1600 away from having all of Joaquin's country fee! I can't believe it! That means the rest of the summer I will be saving for airfare, medical evaluations, embassy fees and little things here and there! I still don't think it has totally sunk in. I think that I will have very sweet dreams tonight:)
I am planning on posting about her adoption soon. There have been some things happening, not in Nepal, just happening in my life that I know God is leading me to my daughter. I am still processing the loss of Nepal. I want to thank everyone who has sent me emails, letters and notes of encouragement, ideas, and support. You have no idea how much I've relied on them. The positive in all of this is that God is speaking to me and he has been faithful to me- even when it hurts and I don't understand. I may not ever understand but I'm learning to be o.k. with that. As I get more information, I will be able to post a more concrete and coherent post about where the direction of her adoption is heading.
Posted by Kristen at 8:41 PM