Friday, 9 September 2016

Truly Humbled

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.

*Our generous donor would like to remain anonymous and we are respecting that. Please don't ask us questions concerning them, just celebrate with us that we have reached our goal.*


  1. Oh my goodness! What a blessing! Thank you donor and so happy for you all!

  2. Wow. Wow. Wow. That's all I can say.

  3. Oh this is sooooo AWESOME!!!

  4. Fantastic news! I'm so happy for you both!

  5. They that wait on the Lord will not be ashamed.

  6. Oh Jennie!! This is the bestest news I have heard in a long time. My heart is so happy for you right now. Praise Jesus for his ability to provide through people!

  7. oh my - the generosity, that is incredible!! So excited for you guys!!

  8. Jennie! Congratulations ! This is such great news!