Someday it will be my child

This weekend is a huge soccer tournament for Dave and his 2 soccer teams. Today was the first day in a long time I was confident that it will not always be someone else’s kid we are watching. Someday it will be our child we are watching on the soccer field or at a school concert. HOPE is a great feeling!

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Fundraising Goal #1

It has been a long few weeks.  We’ve been doing lots & lots of research about the adoption process and still have a lot of questions.

We are so excited to say that we have scheduled a meeting with A Step Ahead Adoption Services (ASA) on June 13th to discuss their program and to ask as many questions as we can.  ASA has a great program in place and great success rates.  We are very excited about this meeting, it’s the first step of many to come.

ASA is not an adoption agency – instead they have a “network” of agencies and attorneys who work with ASA consultants to help families realize their dreams of becoming parents through adoption. By networking instead of signing on with one agency, we are opening the door to broader market.

How can you help you ask!!!!  To utilize ASA’s network we need to reach Fundraising Goal #1 of $3,300

Check out our fundraising page to see how you can help.  https://ahopefuljourneythroughinfertility.wordpress.com/fundraising/ – Please pass this along to everyone you know!

There is a woman out there, one we do not know.

There is a woman out there, one we do not know. She will give us a precious gift, one we will love so dear.

This is an inspirational song about adoption, please watch this video.

Everything to Me – Mark Schultz

Mark Schultz – Everything To Me

I must have felt your tears
When they took me from your arms
I’m sure I must have heard you say goodbye
Lonely and afraid had you made a big mistake
Could an ocean even hold the tears you cried

But you had dreams for me
You wanted the best for me
And you made the only choice you could that night

(Chorus)
You gave life to me
A brand new world to see
Like playing baseball in the yard with dad at night
Mom reading Goodnight Moon
And praying in my room
So if you worry if your choice was right
You gave me up but you gave everything to me

And if I saw you on the street
Would you know that it was me
And would your eyes be blue or green like mine
Would we share a warm embrace
Would you know me in your heart
Or would you smile and let me walk on by
Knowing you had dreams for me
You wanted the best for me
And I hope that you’d be proud of who I am

(Chorus)
You gave life to me
A chance to find my dreams
And a chance to fall in love
You should have seen her shining face
On our wedding day
Oh is this the dream you had in mind
When you gave me up
You gave everything to me

And when I see you there
Watching from heaven’s gates
Into your arms
I’m gonna run
And when you look in my eyes
You can see my whole life
See who I was
And who I’ve become

(Chorus)

 

Keep and Enjoy Your Memories

Handmade Personalized Scrapbooks

A scrapbook is the perfect way to keep and enjoy your memories.  However it is very time consuming to complete a scrapbook. As a way to raise funds for our adoption I’d like to help you with your scrapbook.  There are a few ways I can do this:

1) If you have the supplies but not the time:

  •  I create the pages and you put the pictures in – $25*
  •  I create the pages and I assemble the entire book – $40**

2) If all you have are the pictures

  •  I get the supplies, create the pages and you put the pictures in – $40* + material costs
  •  I get all the supplies and assemble the entire book – $60** + material costs

Please contact Amanda at ahopefuljourney@hotmail.com to discuss further.

* Prices are for 20 pages – each additional page is $2

** Prices are for 20 pages – each additional page is $2 + material costs