7 Days…

Seven days since we made our adoption announcement. Seven days full of my inability to express my gratitude for all that Jesus has done. Seven days of Satan not having any ground to stand on in his attacks…

Today I woke up feeling different though. Today I am struggling with fears and insecurities. Today I have cried 3 times.

Why is it that when God has moved in extraordinary ways right before our eyes, it only takes a split second for us to doubt His faithfulness?

I received an Instagram direct message from my best friend a few minutes ago and it could not have been anything but Jesus because of the perfect timing, so I wanted to share it with you guys…

The truth is everyday is not going to be easy—but no one ever said having a baby was easy.

On this 8th day, I am thankful for SO much that God is doing in our lives, so I am choosing to reflect on those things.

I’m thankful for:

– Friends who move when God asks them to

– A God who keeps His promises and is capable to do ALL things

-All 1228 people who have liked and shared our page

-Everyone who is praying for us and our baby

-Each and every person who has already given a donation. Today we have raised $1300 of our $40,000 goal (in JUST 8 days)!

Thank you all for sharing my story and for all of the encouragement we have received. Chip and I are eternally grateful and cannot wait to share with our baby the names of each of you that helped he/she come home.

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God is SO faithful…

We are so overwhelmed by all of the encouragement and support so far! Thank you all for your sweet posts and I promise I will get back to everyone who sent me a message. To answer a few questions we have received so far… Please feel free to ask questions and share our story! The more people who know and can pray and support us the better! Thanks again!

  1. How can we donate? Visit our YouCaring site to donate there OR visit our blog and donate there! youcaring.com/babyb
  1. What fundraisers are you planning?
    1. Community Yard Sale – Saturday, March 22nd. We will be taking donations and are still looking for a place to have this if you have any ideas let us know!
    2. T-Shirts – More info to come!
    3. Mary Kay – 50% of all sales go toward our adoption!
      1. http://www.marykay.com/ebordeaux
    4. Scentsy – Click here to shop! Then click the green arrow to pick a party, after clicking on the arrow you will see the link that says ” Bringing Home Baby Bordeaux”. If you click shop now you can purchase items
    5. Puzzle – Buy a puzzle piece for $5 and we will write your name on the puzzle piece. This puzzle will hang in the nursery so that Baby Bordeaux will see from day 1 the people who helped bring him/her home!
  1. Where are you in the process? We have met with our attorney and will be beginning the home study process sometime in the next few weeks.
  1. Like our Facebook Page: Bring Home Baby Bordeaux to keep up with our journey!

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A day to celebrate…

Birthdays have always been a big deal for me. I’m one of those people who still loves to celebrate—and I doubt I’ll ever grow out of that. I enjoy celebrating my family & friends birthdays just as much as I love celebrating mine… I just love birthdays. To me, a birthday is an opportunity to celebrate life.

Birthdays are apparently celebrated all across the world in different ways…
In Canada with nose greasing. In China there’s long noodles. In Germany they sweep streets. I’d say we are pretty lucky here in the US to celebrate with a sugar high and candles.
This year; however, we are celebrating my birthday for another reason… A baby’s life that will be forever changed.
Tomorrow Chip and I get to make our adoption announcement public.
As I sit here typing I am experiencing so many different emotions. I am nervous because I know once we make our announcement there will be a lot of reactions and I am already preparing to step in and protect our baby from those who doubt this decision or may have ugly thoughts or words to say about the matter.
I am also anxious because I know once the news is out, it makes everything real.
Most of all though, I am filled with so much love because I know as of tomorrow the public will see us as a mommy and daddy to be.
I was reminded this afternoon by a Facebook post that God always has the final say and that He has the power to do all things—both imaginable and unimaginable. That is what we are holding onto.
We know that God put a calling on our lives to adopt a baby and we trust that sometime over the next year, that baby will be placed in our arms.
I say all of this to say, this mama-to-be is going to bed on her birthday eve more excited for tomorrow than she’s ever been! I cannot wait to see what this next journey has for us and how God plans to use it to further His kingdom!

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