Todd and Meredith

Todd and Meredith
A blog about the love and joy that came to us through adoption!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Waiting for the little things

Adoption is a lot of waiting as you can tell by now but we are not just waiting for the big events of receiving a phone call, making a relationship with a birth mother, having our child born, bringing them home and then finalizing our adoption.

As we continue to wait for the moment that we hold our child in our arms, we continue to trust God's timing. 

We are waiting for the little things like every expecting parents. Todd and I had the joy of going to the beach with our friends this week and when we got home we both were like "we can't wait to bring our child to the beach with friends and family!"

Todd and I are celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary this weekend so we went to celebrate by seeing Brave, the Pixar movie, and in there was a ton of kids and families. We so enjoyed all the little kids laughing and talking about what they were experiencing. We can not wait to take our child to the movies, to have them enjoy the simple things of life and to have the joys of being a child with loving parents.

We continue to work on paying off our adoption loan through dedication, amazing gifts from people, and selling our tee shirts and coffee! If you are wanting to buy a shirt, today is a great day for that and we so appreciate all who have bought shirts and supported us in our adoption.

Todd and I have been going through our house in preparation for our next fundraiser... A YARD SALE! We are going to be having a yard sale at our house on Saturday, July 28 from 8 am to 2 pm. We will be selling all kinds of stuff and some of our friends are donating items too. So stop by, get some great deals and support our adoption! Hope to see you at our Yard Sale on July 28!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

The title of all post should be... THANK YOU!

Thank you to everyone who has in the past and who is currently donating to our adoption (by mailing checks, buying tee shirts, coming to a fundraiser)! We want to make sure that you all know that your donations mean the world to us. We had to take out a loan from the bank to get on the list for our adoption and the interest rate was high but manageable and we feel so blessed when we pay ahead and get that loan smaller and smaller! The day we pay off that loan will be such a blessing!

We want to make sure that everyone who donates knows that we are using every penny that you donate towards our adoption! Not a single penny that you donate goes to anything but our adoption loan and you can be sure that every time we get a check we make a donation towards that loan or directly to our adoption depending on the timing of what is due when. We have kept a list of every gift ever donated towards our adoption and we often look at it and give thanks to God for all of you.

Todd and I are still in the waiting process, man this seems like a long wait but we know it will be worth it in the long run! We long to share with our child about all the wonderful people through amazing donations made them a part of our family and through their care for us blessed us with the gift of a child.

We ask that you continue to pray for us as we continue to wait and trust God's timing. We look forward to the day that we post that we got a call, or our child is born, or that we are bringing home our baby, or that our adoption home visits are over and we are done with paper work and our adoption is finalized but one step at a time so we live in the moment of waiting. Of holding close to God's faithful love for us and holding close to our friends and our wonderful families who are more support than we could ever express! THANK YOU!

Thank you for your support, prayers, donations, love, and thank you for being you; for caring for us and for being empathetic and excited about our adoption too! You are all amazing!

Thank you and God Bless!
Meredith and Todd Peters