Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Start Something that Matters Contest & Adventures in Adoption Land

Last month I entered a contest by Ellie Fun Day called "Start Something that Matters". I entered by posting a comment on their Facebook page about what I would do if I could start something that mattered. I posted about North Korea and how I wanted to help them and also to bring awareness to other Christians about their struggles and last week I got an email from the company saying I won! I was shocked at first, honestly I had kinda forgotten that I had entered in the first place!

I won a book called Start Something that Matters by Blake Mycoskie (the founder of TOMS), $50 to start something that matters, and I also get to be a guest blogger on their blog! I am so excited and honored that I was chosen!

For the challenging part (actually starting something that matters) I am going to be giving a presentation/speech on the struggles of the N Koreans and telling people how they can get involved and how to help. I don't know where I am going to have it at yet or how its all going to work out but I am oh so exited to actually be starting this and I pray that the Lord would guild me and lead me through it :)

On another note, here's an update of my families adoption.
We thought we had completed our homestudy but our agency called us and told us that my dad has to get his diabetes under control before they will approve us. Ugh! So my entire family (not including the two little ones) have decided to go on this raw food diet for thirty days with him to try and heal his body and bring his numbers down. We can not eat anything cooked only raw veggies, raw fruit, and raw nuts and seeds. We all honestly thought that my dad would not be able to do it but he's really doing well and is sticking with it and here's why.... Are you ready for it? We got our referral! Yes we finally have a hard match to a little girl in the DR of Congo! My dad now has someone he wants to do it for, a goal he is working toward and we are all so proud of him for sticking with it!
We are all so excited and anxiously awaiting the day we can travel to Africa and bring Little M home but until then we will be growing and trusting in the Lord in this hard time waiting.

P.S. Here's a picture of one of the roses that is growing in our backyard. I didn't want to write a whole post on it but I wanted to put it in here somewhere :) so here it is

Isn't it pretty!