Sunday, September 28, 2014

5 Ways to Wait on God Well

Ways to Wait on God Well

Times of waiting are inevitable, but they don't have to be miserable.

Whether it’s waiting for the results of that make-or-break exam you took last week or waiting in line for a white chocolate mocha at Starbucks, we can all agree that waiting stinks.
We always seem to be waiting. It's a part of life. When the wait for one thing ends, we seem to quickly move on to something else to wait for. A job offer. A romantic relationship. A big break. 
In a society where we are quickly getting used to getting what we want, when we want it (usually, that's right now!), waiting can be as frustrating as watching a soccer game that ultimately ends in a scoreless draw.  
But there is value in waiting, because it builds patience. And patience—the capacity and willingness to endure all things—helps turn a passive twiddling of our thumbs into a meaningful, purposeful waiting period. Patience isn't about what you are waiting for, but how you are waiting for it. It’s about waiting well.
Patience isn't about what you are waiting for, but how you are waiting for it. It’s about waiting well.
When King David wrote Psalm 27:14, I feel like he was writing specifically to those of us stuck in the waiting room of life, waiting for a yes. Or a no. Or just any answer at all. He writes: "Wait for the Lord; be strong and courageous. Wait for the Lord."

Read more at 5 Ways to Wait Well

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Our trip to FL and Puzzle Update

We had a great trip to FL last week to meet our potential birthmom. We had a wonderful time getting to know her a little and we even got to see her stomach move as baby kicked. She gave us permission to share an ultrasound photo too.  She is really active and spends her days off swimming at the beach. Most of the time she is working her butt-off though. She was so sweet and reminded me of my younger cousin in both looks and personality.

Things are getting real! And thanks each of generous donors our puzzle is 80% complete!

Can you help us complete our puzzle by October? The goal is in sight! And there has never been a better time to give. If you give this week, you'll get a chance to win a bundle of beauty products
A big thank you to Jonathan for his graphic design skills which made this puzzle happen!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Puzzle Fundraiser: Updates & Giveaway!

UPDATE: Our puzzle is now 57% complete!

Donate Here

Jaime Manion at MaryKay has generously donated a gift basket valued at $100. Anyone who donates this week will be entered in a drawing to win this awesome prize. It could make a great gift for someone in your life. Winner will be notified via email and/or facebook.


Thank you to all who have taken the time to give. 

We are so honored that you've chosen to give so generously to help bring our child home.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Bringing Home Baby Girl Wier: Puzzle Fundraiser Day 2

We've been SO touched by the many many people who have reached out and donated, sent encouraging words, and offered prayers. Thank you all! You will each be receiving a handwritten thank you (we're just a little behind with those:-)). Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our dream for a family possible. 

Our puzzle is 48.5% complete. Can you help us get to 50% by Monday?

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Bringing Home Baby Girl Wier: Puzzle Fundraiser

We need to take a picture of the puzzle progress thus far, but Lauren doesn't have all day to put it together. Currently waiting on our 5 year old prodigy neighbor to come over and put into together quickly so you can all see the progress:-). Here are a few of the pieces with names written on them.

Thanks to all who have donated! Our puzzle is 43% complete! We need to get to 50% by Monday. Can you help us?

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

It's official...we've been CHOSEN!!!

Baby girl Wier is on her way!

Laura Ivanova Photography
We are thrilled to announce that we've been chosen to parent a baby girl due at the end of October. We cannot believe it happened this fast. 

We have no doubt that your prayers have played a huge role in this miracle so please keep them coming!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Puzzle Fundraiser Update: Help us bring home baby Wier

A HUGE thank you to all who have donated so far. We are grateful beyond words for the gift of your kindness and generosity. We've been truly humbled by the amount of support we've received in the past few days. 

My mom has been working her butt off trying to spread the word. She's offered to teach free tennis lessons for those who donate. This woman already works 60+ hours a week- talk about generosity.

There have been people at my mom's work making minimum wage who have donated $25 to be a piece of the puzzle- truly, truly humbling. 

OUR PUZZLE IS 26.6% COMPLETE. We still need you.