I prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. I Samuel 1:27

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Beyond Blessed

Words can not express how blessed I am or how thankful I am.

My blogger friends JuJu and Holly asked blog land to help offset some of my expenses to take Baby Alex back to Guatemala. JuJu knew me well enough to know that she had to TELL me that they were doing this, and not ASK me to do it. :)

I'm not sure what I expected, but I certainly didn't expect the amount I got. You all are the best!!!! I'm still amazed that this group of people, most who I've never met in real life, have blessed my family like you have. (ok - is it who or whom? Too bad Aunt Sandy doesn't read my blog!)

Those of you who donated will receive a personal thank you soon, but I also wanted to put out a public thank you.

Thanks to everyone who donated.

Thanks to everyone who is praying for me. (I almost think I need that more right now then money!!!)

Thanks to everyone who has supported me through this adventure.

Thanks to everyone who is praying for Baby Alex and his family.

And Thanks to this wonderful community - a group of people I would have never met if God had allowed me to get pregnant. ;)

(3 days of work and then I'm off to the Land of the Eternal Spring!!)


Andrea said...

Kim-I know you don't think you are doing an incredible thing, but you are. And Baby A. will love you for it for the rest of his life. You have touched his heart like most of our foster parents have touched our children's hearts. You are forever a part of Baby A's story. And it's been a wonderful story with so many more chapters to come! You have helped him in ways we will never understand. He will always know he was loved, and that's all that really matters in the end, right? God is so good to have brought all of this together. Now THAT is a great story! ;)

Sig said...

Kim, We are the ones blessed to know you. You are amazing.

Alleen said...

We all love ya!!!! And like others have said, you ARE doing a wonderful thing that, quite frankly, not all of us would jump at the chance to do....

Can't WAIT to see you guys again soon in a couple of months!

Have a fantastic trip to Guatemala. I'm jealous!! I have the itch to go back, but want to wait until Gabriella is old enough to at least understand a little.

Kelly said...

Best of luck this week. It's funny because I was just telling a friend about you today. We were talking about one of our priests, he donates enough money to Smile Train every Lent to cover 2 surgeries. The question came up why are there so many clefts in other countries .. my response, it is not there are more but less money to pay for surgery. In America, our medical system allows quick repair. Anyway, I told her about Baby A and what an awesome thing you have done, even you don't think so. Everyone else knows it!

Muriel and Jerry said...

You are one in a million girl!

Lisa and Madeline said...

You are amazing and I have enjoyed following your story about Baby A. I read many amazing stories about everyone who has adopted. If I had the money, many times I know I would do the same and adopt. This blog community is made up of many adoptive parents, espcially one that have adopted from Guatemala, but I always feel so included in all of your stories and many comment on my blog too. Of course what we have in common is that we are all mommies!!

Baby A will always have an angel here in the United States thanks to you and your family. Have a safe trip.

Lisa & Madeline

Kerry said...

I'll be praying for you as you make the trip to hand that precious baby over to his Mommy. I know that's going to be hard on you.

I wish we could have crossed paths...I had a layover in the Cincinnati airport this morning on our way home. I was thinkin' about ya.

Becca said...


I am praying for you as you prepare to return Baby A back to his mom and dad. You're an amazing person.

Peace and Hugs,