Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Promises Of God

Watching all of this coverage of the Gulf Coast tugs at our heart, we just discovered this sweet place over Spring Break. We fell in love with it there. We decided very quickly that this was a new Teunis tradition. It was while we were enjoying this gem of a place and unwinding from life, that we decided to add to our family and ultimately to adopt. We so enjoyed our time there, and left for our drive back home, anxiously anticipating our next trip back. We are wondering now, will it ever be the same? Just look at this pristine beach. This world is so full of bad news and disappointment and hurt and devastation, that it is even more and more important to keep our eyes fixed on The Promises of God!!!!


Monday, June 14, 2010

Garage Sale was a SUCCESS!!!!!!!!

Well, I have to say......the donation garage sale was a smashing success. We had such a great turn out and the rain didnt 'rain on our parade' one bit. We had one good down-pour and our garage was packed with people during the little storm. We found that most everyone was really interested in our story and the adoption journey we are on. We had many discussions about the worldwide orphan crisis and the incredible need out there. We spoke with many people about our church and faith in our lives. It was a very blessed success. We raised quite a substantial little start for the 'Baby Teunis' fund.

In the midst of all of the goings on, I recieved an update on the next fundraiser to come, the t-shirt fundraiser. More on that coming in the next couple weeks. We also are finished with all of the paperwork stuff now, and we are moving towards the immigration form phase, next. Then the long wait begins....That's all for now!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Adoption process update

Tomorrow is the big day.We are having our adoption fundraiser garage sale. No items are priced, everything is donation only. We are hoping the weather holds out and that the newspaper ad and the craigslist ad show some fruitage!!!! I cant wait to post on the success!

Today we had our second homestudy visit. All is moving along and now we just wait for our third and final visit, which is July 1. We are hopeful that by the end of July our report will be complete and ready to submit to the state of Illinois. We know there is alot of waiting ahead of us, we are so ok with that, we are just excited to be moving forward, even if it is baby steps. We know that each one, each day brings us one day closer to our little sweet baby Teunis.

Monday, June 7, 2010

                                                                   Isaiah 43:5-7

Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the East and gather you from the West. I will say to the North, 'Give them up!' and to the South, 'Do not hold them back.' Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth-everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.