I am writing this post way sooner than I ever thought I would be, but I am happy to share with you all that we have reached our fundraising goal. Yes, you read that right and yes, you can be totally amazed.
We had such a successful first fundraiser, bringing in almost $2,000
with our yard sale, and were busy planning future fundraisers that would
hopefully bring us closer to our goal with each one. But God had other
plans and those plans included a very generous gift from an
amazingly sweet and generous donor. We are so incredibly humbled and shocked, we never in our wildest dreams thought we would reach our goal this fast.
Because of this change of events, we will not be holding any more fundraisers, other than the ones already in motion. Our awesome friend Vicky is currently promoting a babysitting fundraiser that she will follow through with and that money will go towards our fund as well.
We were told to be prepared to spend somewhere between $15,000 to $20,000 on our adoption and our goal was to raise between $12,000 to $15,000. We figured we would be able to swing the rest, seeing as it wouldn't be needed all at once. Our biggest concern was having the $12,000 retainer that is needed once we are matched through our agency. We wanted to be sure that money wouldn't be holding us up when the time comes that a birth mother chooses us.
I am pleased to announce, that as of today, our adoption fund is currently sitting at $19,310. We have been blessed beyond measure and the amount of love and support that has been poured out onto us has totally floored us. As the title of this post says, we are truly humbled.
Thank you just doesn't seem good enough to say right now, but it's all that can really be said. Thank you to every single one of you who has helped us reach this goal, whether it was by praying, donating money or donating time, we couldn't have done it without you.