AND, thank you for the sweet donations you are making to our Reece's Rainbow grant...we do not know who you are--but are GREATLY appreciative!
Okay, more goosebumps coming your way...are you ready?
I will honestly admit this week has been more of a 'downer' for me as we are waiting on paperwork to be corrected, waiting on USCIS to assign us an officer, trying to come up with new fundraising ideas, etc. Just not a lot of fun, exciting stuff this week...especially after Leah's Lemonade Stand success last week! So I listened to a great podcast Thursday while driving to Hutch, to work, about being "Surprised by God's Willingness", from the Village Church. (check it out on iTunes) Anyway, it hit me in the face like a ton of bricks. In short, prayer can change things. Ask, Seek, Knock. Those are the 3 child-like images Scripture uses to illustrate that we should ask God boldly, and live in faith knowing He will respond appropriately. So that is just what I did. I prayed unceasingly the past 2 days...then..
My phone rings at 9:45 am this morning and Stephanie Bergmann is on the other end. Yeah, who would have thought? A sweet friend of mine made some connections and pitched our story of adopting Blake to the news station. They contacted us. I happened to be at home today. Stephanie and Rob drove up in the pouring rain. Jerad and I shared our story of falling in love with Blake. We took some pictures. And you can see how it plays out at 6 pm tonight on Channel 3. Or visit www.KSN.com after the news airs to see the story online. Check out the story here.
But...the story does not end there. Another person, who desires to remain anonymous, found out about this news story and challenged all Channel 3 viewers to comment on this blog that you watched the news story at 6 and they will donate $1 for every comment...UP TO $1000!!!
Whoa!!! I was in a teary-mess when I found out this information. I'm glad the UPS man didn't show up today with more paperwork, he would have seriously wondered what my problem was...! I probably wouldn't have been able to tell him through all the tears, anyway.
So leave here with this...prayer changes things. Believe me. Trust in that, then hit the words "comment" below and leave us a message! Help us Bring Home Blake.
If you desire to donate to our cause, hit the donate button at the right and it will direct you through the Reece's Rainbow, tax-deductible donation process. Or hit "Chip-In" and donate a few bucks to help us with our initial adoption fees. (Chip In is NOT tax-deductible) If you donate, let me know and I'll get your name in our TV Giveaway!