Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thankful to the Brim {and Over-Flowing}

If you're here looking for the fundraiser or the giveaway
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So, first of all, WOW. Are you stalking the meter? Me too!!! Except, I'm actually the one updating it, so I may have an unfair advantage. This has been a very exciting past few days. We are so thankful for each and every dollar that has come in! And you know what? The giveaway just got a little sweeter! Some new lovelies have been tossed into the giveaway pile by a small town friend! Skip on over to Kelly's place and check it out!

Just in case you think I am nervous about that meter not meeting that goal, I'm not. God has this up one side and down the other. He knows exactly what we need. Praise Jesus! It is exciting to watch it creep up, and it will be exciting to see it stop. When it does, we're done! Our God shall supply all of our needs. Isn't that exciting? Yes!

Also, sweet Hannah has listed some things in her etsy shop for us. A portion of each sale from those specific pieces goes to our adoption fund. She is the cherry on the parfait. I am not even kidding. Go buy yourself some cute earrings. I give you permission.

Cutie-Pie Beth has offered to donate 25% of all of her sales from her etsy shop during the month of January to our adoption fund. Isn't that the sweetest? Visit Beth's shop and pick up some of her cutie pie hair clips. You need them. Take my word for it.

Are you sharing about this fundraiser? Yes? Thanks! You all are the best! Did you enter to win in the big fancy giveaway? Do it!

And, hey, since we're here and all, how about a few prayer requests? Riley goes back to see his glaucoma specialist and have a series of tests run next week. We're kind of excited about having two days together, just us. It will require an over-night trip and we'll be taking our soda can tabs to the Ronald McDonald House. Last time we visited the pantry was pretty bare in the way of single serve breakfast items like cereal bars, individual sized cereals and pop-tarts and such. If you're local and you'd like to pitch in, we'll be taking a few things to help stock the pantry. The pantry is a huge blessing to the families that stay there. Take it from me! I have been tucking away a few dollars here and there into Riley's God Pocket for this trip to help us out with meals and maybe even a frosty treat! He has his eye on a stop at the QT for a slushie and the Books-A-Million for a walk-around to smell the books. His prize bag is a little slim right now, but we don't expect this trip to be a big deal. We'll be travelling back again just two weeks after this appointment to see his retina specialist, so we'll try and stretch what we have to include treats for both visits. We're so thankful he still has vision. Just about a year ago we were uncertain he would be able to see now. Pray for a good visit. Safe travels. And for what we have to be more than enough. Oh, and you know, big fat chicken girl (me!) driving in the big city.

And one more thing, my big kid is studying for his driver's permit. I'd love it if you'd pray for him as he studies. And for me not to have a heart attack once he gets it! Being 15 is such a big deal, you know.

Is that enough for you? There's more! I'll save some for next time...

God is good, all the time!

5 comments:

  1. Joy I found your story from Beth Branstetter and have been checking almost hourly to see where the meter is at. Pie is so blessed to have you all as her family and I am praying for God's will in her adoption. God truly is good all the time and I will continue to be praying for your family as you face all sorts of things coming up on the horizon!

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  2. muah!
    what a treat to hear your voice yesterday!
    my heart is full and i am FULL of expectation and excited anticipation for what God is going to do!
    will be praying for you all.
    xoxo

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  3. "Just in case you think I am nervous about that meter not meeting that goal, I'm not. God has this up one side and down the other. He knows exactly what we need. Praise Jesus! It is exciting to watch it creep up, and it will be exciting to see it stop. When it does, we're done! Our God shall supply all of our needs. Isn't that exciting? Yes!"
    That right there? Love, love, love it!

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  4. I am watching the meter and am so excited and happy to see it rising steadily!! God bless!

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  5. I have a 15 year old driver too. There should really be a mom brake pedal on the passenger side, don't you think?

    Just love your God confidence. :)

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