way out of my comfort zone

Goodness gracious–time is flying.  It’s time for us to get back into fundraising mode to bring our sweet Hailee home.  I am guessing that if all goes well, we will travel next April.  That is only four months away.  Yikes. We still need to raise $13 000.00.  A lot of money in a short period of time.

Am I panicked?  Nope.  I do see it as a great opportunity to trust my God who is MORE than able to open the floodgates of heaven and provide every dollar we still need.  But I also know it’s not about to fall into my lap (would be lovely, but not likely).  I know we have to do our part.  And that means getting off our rears and aggressively taking steps to raise the money.  God honors that.  Just as He honors a man who works hard to support his family.  He’s just like that.  Do our part and He meets us there. Know what I mean?

Yard sales are completely out of the question at this time.  Completely!  Our high today was 8–according to my computer.  Yep–that would be 8 degrees.  Anyone want to come up and join me in my icebox?

I thought not.

We read your fabulous fundraising ideas here and decided an on-line fundraiser is a terrific next step forward for us.  We have started gathering items to sell on a silent auction, but we could really do with a whole lot more.

But here’s the deal.

If there is one thing (well, actually, there are many) in this life I am horrible at, and I mean horrible, it is asking for anything.  I hate it.  The very thought of it makes my heart rate increase radically and my palms get all sweaty.  Seriously.  It’s the same way I react if I have to sell something.  Lord forbid.   

But I know that sometimes we have to just suck it up, humble ourselves, put our pride in our pockets, take a chill pill, or a tranquilizer…and just do it. 

And so here I am…asking for your help.

I thought a good place to start would be with you all.  My sweet bloggy friends. By the way, I was going type ya’ll there but it just sounds so absolutely, positively not right awful when I even say it in my mind…let alone out loud.  I completely butcher it. Make all you Southerners cringe. Perhaps once I have officially been an American for many (many, many, many) more years, I can actually get it right.  Until then, it’s “you all.”


I know.  I’m procrastinating. 

Here goes.

I need help!  There, I said it.  I don’t need advice or counsel or wisdom–those things are easy for me to ask for. I need things.  Stuff.  I need goods to sell on our on-line silent auction.

Do any of you know of anyone who would be willing to donate items to help us bring Hailee home?  Perhaps someone who has an etsy store who would be willing to help out?  Anything big, or small, would be such a huge blessing.  We need anything that is sell-able.

If you, or someone you know, can help…please e-mail me at [email protected]  I would appreciate that so very much.  Really.

Any other great fundraising ideas would also be such a blessing. We’re in a race against time now to try and bring in all the funds we need. 

Watch and see what God will do.  He’s amazing in this (and every other) way.

Whew….be still my beating heart.