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God’s hands and feet in action! (Warning…..you may need kleenex!!)

Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village, what an awesome place!

My heart is absolutely being drawn to these places.  Please watch this video and allow God’s voice to speak to your heart.

 

Click here for their website, to learn more about them, and to donate to this wonderful place.

Day 27 of our wait for LOA……………………………

Wanna win a Kindle Fire??? I do!!

There is another adoptive mom with our agency, Lifeline, that has been approved to adopt 2 beautiful girls from China.  She is fund-raising to pay her final costs to bring these two precious girls home.

I do not know her personally, but I want to help!!

If you’d like to help, then Click here!!

Day 26 of our wait for LOA…………………………..

 

Ok, that was a bit harsh……

Yesterday’s post was a bit harsh.  As I go back and read it, I can tell I was frustrated and somewhat sad.

Today, I would like to apologize for it.  I know, it’s a shocker!!  Ask Jeremy, I don’t like to admit fault.  But I realize that when I am at fault, I need to say it.

(I’ll wait now for those of you who are picking yourself up off the ground…..)

Ok, dust yourself off because   here.  we.  go.

When I wrote about supporting us, I did not mean financially.  I realize that’s how it reads, I’m sorry.

Some of my dearest, most precious family and friends have been the most supportive of all, and when I talk of support, I mean the verbal kind.

When you talk to me about how you cannot wait to meet Mollie, that does this Momma’s heart really good!!  (I know, the correct word is well, but good just fits the meaning!!)

When you ask me how the adoption process is going, I smile.  When you ask me anything at all about my Peanut, my heart is happy.  When you ask, you show to me that you care.

Yesterday’s beginning post was not well written.  I did not explain myself as I should have.  I’m sorry.

The second part of yesterday’s post was very much written from a grateful heart.  A heart that loves her daughter……..so.  very.  much.

Blessings, Heidi

Day 23 of our wait for LOA……………………………

Wow, feeling the love today!!

How do I feel??

Hmmmm…..that is a great question.

I’m feeling very loved today!

You know, when you make a huge decision, such as adoption, you find out who supports you, and really, who doesn’t.  I don’t know what their reasons are, but I’m sure they have them.  That’s fine, I only know that I have to answer to God for the decisions that I have made in my life.  If He has called me to do something, then, I have to answer whether I did it or not.

Ok, enough of the soap box!!

On to the much more happy, joyous, news!!

I have family, friends in my church, friends from my surrounding community, friends from high school, and friends from college that have literally gone out of their way to help us raise money for my little Peanut.  (I realize her name is Mollie, but when I look at her picture and I see her beautiful, bald, tan head, she is my Peanut!!  Deal with it!)

When I think of what these people have done for my family in this adoption adventure, my heart is humbled.  They have sacrificed their time, their money, and their talents/abilities to help us!!

If I start to list out everything they have done, I will miss someone because…It. Is. VAST!!

Some come to me asking what they can do and some come to me with a plan already in place.  They are the literal Hand of God in the flesh.

They amaze me by their generosity and love for my daughter,whom we’ve  not.  even.  met.

These people exhibit the body of Christ like none I’ve known before.  I’m so honored to be to them their daughter, their family member, their Pastor’s wife, and their friend.  I am better for knowing you and having you in my life.

Thank you for looking beyond yourself and seeing a little girl in China who wants a Baba and Mama to call her own.  Thanks to you, she will have it.

I may not be able to reward you adequately enough here on Earth, but I can promise you that our Heavenly Father will.

I love you deeply and sincerely!   Heidi

Day 22 of our wait for LOA…………………………………

I’m not gonna cry again……oh, who am I kidding?!!!

A friend of mine on Facebook posted this video on my wall.  As I watched it, guess what??  I cried!!

It is a beautiful love song from a father to his adopted daughter.

Thank you Josh Kelley for writing such a wonderful song about your precious daughter, Naleigh Moon.

Oh, how I miss my Mollie Elizabeth even more.

 

Day 20 of our wait for LOA………………………………..

Happy Chinese New Year!!

The Year of the Dragon.

This time next year we’ll be celebrating this day with our Mollie Elizabeth.

We are so looking forward to it!

We love you little Peanut!!  We cannot wait to bring you home!!

Happy New Year Mollie Elizabeth Jing Xiu Turner!!

 

Day 19 of our wait for LOA……………………………..

 

Oh. My. Word. I am in tears!!

A girl who was adopted just DAYS before aging out, shares her testimony.

And, it is amazing!

Here is the link:  Click here

This is why we are adopting, this is the heartbeat of God.

 

Day 16 of our wait for LOA………………………………….

“Jesus does not ask that we care for the less fortunate, He demands it.” – Katie Davis

I am posting 2 videos today.  I implore you to watch them both, they are very short.  The first is about Katie Davis, founder of Amazima Ministries.

She currently lives in Uganda and is a mom to 14 beautiful little Ugandan girls.

The second video is how they make the beautiful magazine necklaces that we are selling to help raise funds to bring our Mollie home.

I also encourage you to get her book ‘Kisses from Katie’.  It will definitely make you stop and think.

I’ve never personally met Katie Davis, but I would love to.  She is a Rock Star in my eyes and her words will absolutely stir your heart.

“Jesus does not ask that we care for the less fortunate, He demands it.  When calling ourselves Christ followers, caring for orphans, and the desolate, and the widow, are not an option, it’s a requirement.”  – Katie Davis

 

 

 

Day 14 of our wait for LOA………………………..

PLEASE HELP!!!

We are about halfway there to our matching grant!!  If we can raise $3,000 then Lifesong for Orphans will match it!!  Right now we have just under $1,500!!  That is an accomplishment, but we need to double that!!

What is this money going towards??  This money is going towards our orphanage donation.  We are required to pay almost $6,000 to the orphanage that took Mollie in when she was found at 45 days old.  She is now 2.5 years old!!  We are giving them, really, a small amount in taking care of our daughter for the almost 3 years they will have her.

If you can help us, we would be so very appreciative!  We also have a small gift for everyone that donates to Lifesong!

All you have to do to donate is this…..

On the top right side of our webpage directly under the picture of Mollie, you’ll see a Lifesong Button.   Click that!!

(Please note:  It is Lifesong for Orphans NOT Lifeline)  

That will take you to Lifesong’s “Make a Donation” page on their website.

Scroll down a short distance until you see By Credit Card (Paypal.com) and under that it says One Time Gift

Under that there is a DONATE button.  Click That!!

In the Purpose portion you’ll put Turner #2316

You’ll then put in the amount you wish to donate.

You can pay through Paypal or a credit card.

It really isn’t as hard as all these steps sound, it’s just what has to happen so the money can go towards our adoption!!

Now that we have a face with a name, will you help us bring her home??  We will be forever grateful!!

Blessings!!

Heidi

Day 7 of our wait for LOA………

Mollie’s first care package!! I hope she likes it!! :)

Our first care package to our little!!

 

Even though we cannot talk with Mollie right now, we can send her gifts and pictures of ourselves.  There are several organizations you can use, or you can package something up and send it yourself.  For our first care package, we used LadyBugsNLove.com.  They are fabulous!!  I received this picture last night from them to authorize what they are sending her.

It. Is. Precious!!

If I was shopping for her that is exactly what I would pick out!  The bunny rabbit photo album contains pictures of our family.  🙂  I love it!!  She is going to see who her forever family is!!  We were also able to send 2 letters, one to the Orphanage Director and one to her foster family.  I love the doll, teddy bear, and blanket!!  All of a girls favorite things at 2 1/2 years old!!

She is also getting a special celebration cake!!  I sent that because you are more likely to get pictures of her when you send a special treat like a cake.  So hopefully in the next couple of weeks, we’ll get some updated photos of our little and I will definitely post them!!

I would ask that you begin to pray for Mollie.  Pray that as she sees our pictures, she would begin to realize she has a forever family.  Pray for a smooth transition to our family, that God would already have started a work in her heart for us.

We love this little girl with all our heart, we treasure her already.

Blessings!!

 

My timeline that will run will now be for our Letter of Acceptance (LOA) from China.  This process is taking up to 3 months!  Ugh……

Day 6 of our wait for LOA……..