6/02/2013

Pancakes [With Love]

 
I still can't believe how great our pancake breakfast was yesterday!

Seriously.
Chris and I are overwhelmed with the amount of support and encouragement we received from more
than 200 people who came.

There are so many people to thank for helping us raise more than $3,000!

This money will be used to help cover expenses for the birth mother of our baby [who we haven't met
just yet].

We've put a big dent in the nearly $30,000 we're expecting to have to pay for this process.

Our families helped tremendously in making the pancake breakfast so successful -- especially our parents, my grandma, my sister Lindee and her hubby Phil, and my brother Joe and his wife Jess.

(I think my mom and grandma could go into some type of event planning if they wanted to!)

We had a LOT of help from some very dear friends [who are like family].
Our church, Redeemer Lutheran Church, allowed us to use the building for free, and we are so
grateful!
We also had dozens of fantastic bake sale items [that went FAST!], including my mom's famous
monster bars and french onion pretzels, Grandma's homemade pies and Kolaches, cookies, delicious
homemade cinnamon rolls...

Not only are we so grateful for the people "behind-the-scenes," but we are absolutely humbled by
the support of those who came [with appetites]!
We laughed with some friends.

Hugged some more family members.

Caught up with neighbors, former teachers, principals, co-workers.

And we met some WONDERFUL people -- many of them whose lives have been blessed by adoption.

We heard lots of great adoption stories and met some lovely people who were adopted.

Chris and I are so encouraged by the support of EVERYONE who came and shared in our excitement in this journey we're on.

From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU.

Thank you for your generosity. For your prayers. And for your support.

We are truly humbled.