Thursday, June 12, 2014

Smith Family- Party of SEVEN!

Most of you know we are hosting a 15 year old boy from the Ukraine  this summer. And so many of you linked arms with us to help us get him here and words can not express how truly grateful we are for you!

In just TWO weeks. I will see my precious boy face to face. I will get to hug him. Laugh with him. Teach him new things. Get to know him.

In just two weeks, my boy will travel across the world to be apart of our byfamily for the summer. Its an honor that I can't quite put into words.

Its been an amazing journey this far. And I know the best is yet to come!

The events that have taken place the last few months to get us here so that he could be apart of our family THIS summer leave me speechless. Only God could have orchestrated THAT.

We were led to V THIS summer...Only God.

We bought a house THIS summer. (After waiting for 13 years)... Only God.

We found out the day we closed on our house that V was available for adoption... Only God.)

Seriously. God is AMAZING. Trust Him friends. He is so very faithful.

When we signed up to host " V" we found out that his birthday is the end of August which means he will " age" out of the system. Which means that this summer was his LAST chance to family

And God picked us. I am still trying to figure out why. ;) I like to think it's because He knew we were crazy enough to say Yes! Its surely not because we have it all together. Not hardly.

But this precious boy needs a home. A family. A place to belong. A place to become who he was created to be.

And so we said YES not just to hosting him for the summer...

We are saying YES to our boy FOREVER!!! :-D

Yep. The water is DEEP out here y'all. But I can see Jesus and He just keeps on whispering to keep our eyes on Him and to keep on walking.  So here we go!! :-D

Now y'all know I hate asking for money. Seriously I would rather have my teeth pulled than start another fundraiser.
But because V will age out the end of August we have to start our home study NOW to put him on "hold". So time is not our friend right now : /

So we really do need the support of our family and friends right now more than ever!!

Here is the breakdown of our fees needed ASAP!

Home study: $1400
Agency Contract Fees $4950

It seems like a big HUGE mountain. And I am trying my best not to get discouraged because I know my God is FAITHFUL!

God loves V more than I ever could and wants nothing more than to place him in a forever family. Believing that today!

And we need our friends and family to PLEASE  share our journey, support us pray for us and link arms with us in this time more than ever!!

Yep. Welcome....Smith Family- Party of 7 :-D

Sure am glad I bought that picnic table #seats8 Hmm ;)

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1 comment:

  1. So exciting!! Praying with you all on this journey!