Sunday, August 25, 2013

Why I Love Social Media!

I have been completely blown away by the all of the support I've received from the Spread More Love Campaign!!  GOD HAS BEEN MOVING!!!!!!  There are only 2 left and 195 shirts have been sold!!  I am hoping to sell 200 shirts by Midnight, Monday when the campaign ends!

I've been a marketing this campaign like crazy on Facebook, twitter, this blog, and Instagram.  AND IT WORKS!  There are so many people who I don't even know who have purchased t-shirts!

I will let you in on a secret.  When everything started moving at lightning speed with R's adoption, the thought of fundraising again gave me a pit in my stomach.  It's hard.  So, so hard.  Because everything is out of your control and it's so completely humbling to ask people to give you money.  When I raised funds last time, I thought for sure that I had used up all of my "credit" with family and friends and I didn't want to bug anyone.  Some other adoptive mamas suggested I do a garage sale because in general, those are great fundraisers.  But that made me feel like I wanted to vomit.  I am not a "Type A" personality and to think of keeping track of all the stuff, labels, organizing, and most of all, where to store all the stuff in my less than 900 sq. ft. house made me nauseous.  I knew that wasn't for me.

So I prayed.  And God brought to mind that vision I had back in April.  I started scouring the net for info on t-shirts.  When I found Bonfire funds, I knew it was a perfect fit for me :)
Anyway, I remember on Wednesday night when I launched the fund, I was filled with trepidation that I wouldn't even sell 50 shirts, the minimum needed in order for the company to print the shirts.  The crazy thing is with this adoption, since Munni is here, I don't have the same amount of time for prayer and obsessing that I did for her :)  And God has used that to humble me and show me that it's nothing that I do that will bring Sweet Baby R home.  It will be ALL him.  And I love that!  Each of the girl's journey has been different and unique.  I love that they have their story and that behind their stories is an army of family, friends, and strangers who have loved these precious girls home :)

I found this little book that Munni made the first week of school.  When I asked her who the people were in the "Who I live With" page, she told me, "You, me, and Baby Sister!"  She can't wait to be a big sister!  Almost every day she asks me, "Mommy, baby sister coming tomorrow, India?"

If you haven't already, would you please consider buying a t-shirt to help bring Baby R home?  You can purchase one here :)
Thank you for Spreading More Love!!


  1. Oh my goodness. God is just so good. I love all that He is already doing in this adoption. :)

  2. Love Muni's picture of her family, complete with belly buttons : ) and of course a baby sister. Glad you were willing to reach out and ask, although I know its hard, fund raising is not fun, so glad you got such a great response and here's to everything falling into place to get baby sister home soon.