Tuesday, June 8, 2010

And the winners are.....

Lauren from Living by Faith and Lindsay van meter Cotton!!!! Ladies, send me your size and a mailing address. I'll get these out ASAP. Thank you so much to everyone for entering our drawing. It was so much fun putting all the names in a bowl!!! I love these things! We are still selling our shirts at $15 each with FREE SHIPPING until Father's Day for anyone who needs a shirt for Dad. I can usually ship them out the next day. :)

Second, my apologies on posting the winners late. The last few days have been hectic at our house. God led us to minister to the youth of downtown Knoxville a couple of years ago and in the process has brought some awesome children into our lives. They are such a blessing to me. Anyways, about 8 months ago our Lord brought Raymond and John into our home. They have spent most weekends since then and spring break, etc. in our home. Well, Raymond will be 18 on this Friday. Since he is an ADULT legally, but not truly, he is moving to Nashville to live with his grandmother. We had a farewell party/birthday party last night and it was incredible. So, the last few days have been spent enjoying him and getting ready for his big night. And oh how he was surprised! He had never been celebrated quite like that! Some of you may be thinking, what's the big deal? Well, this young man has been through things I can only imagine and survived them. He has poured his heart out to us and honestly, he is like one of our sons. So, it was bittersweet to see him off this morning. He will be living 3 hours away and I pray he will make good choices, that He will choose Jesus instead of the world. If you think about it, please pray for him. An awesome young man with a kind heart!

Lastly, we have no news to share about our adoption. We are still waiting, but finding peace in it all. God's timing is perfect and I only want it His way. Not my way, ever. In the meantime, we are staying busy with decluttering and dejunking our house. I have realized the last few weeks that this is my time to completely organize my house before our kiddos come home. Keep praying for our court date. It has to be coming up soon. :)


5 comments:

Jenny said...

congrats winners! i hope you hear some adoption news soooon... i know the waiting is so hard! so awesome what you've been doing in the lives of raymond and john! i'm sure they've touched your life as well.

Lauren said...

woohoo!!! Thank you so very much! I love Africa apparel!! I'm so excited!! I'll email you my address - and I would like a small please... thank you again! What a wonderful gift!

Kristie O'Leary said...

Jenny, you are so right! My family has received way more blessings from these two young men than we have! God is so good!!

Bloggin' Robin said...

Love you - glad to read your post. Hope to have time with you soon! Much love! Praying! Rec'd medicals today, but can't read most of what's on them. I'm sure that's common. Just praying - praying.

Steiners! said...

How are you? Hanging in there???
Deb