Never a minute late!

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You’ll frequently hear me say, “God’s timing is perfect! He is never a minute late.” And while I genuinely believe this, there have definitely been times on our adoption journey when I have wondered why we had to wait. Sometimes, later on down the road, the answer will come, but other times I just don’t know.

Today we received a court date, for March 5. We are thrilled that it is now less than one month away, yet we wished it would be mid-February while John was already in country. Someday I may have the answer, but I may not, and I’m okay with that.

I will say that I know today was the day we were supposed to hear our court date, for a variety of reasons. The first being that today is the day that my friend Julie is donating 50% of her sales from her company, Kanga-Care, to our adoption. Wow! Then, this morning, after hearing our court date, I checked the mail at 10:00 am. Why? Because I’m a crazed adoptive mama! Adoptive mamas check the mail about 10 times a day. Our mail NEVER comes before 3:00pm, NEVER! Yet, today, when I checked, there it was. In the mail was a very generous gift to our adoption and the last document we needed to travel. Today was the day God intended and I am rejoicing in that. We serve a God who is never a minute late and that is worth celebrating!

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Today is the day to shop!

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Today is an exciting day. Kanga-Care, the company behind the award winning Rump-a-rooz cloth diapers, is donating 50% of their sales today to our adoption! So amazing! I thought I’d compile a list of non-cloth diaper items that they have that I love or that would be great to have.

Re-Play Cups.aspThe first are these awesome bowls, divided plates, utensils & spill-proof cups for kids made from recycled materials.

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Next up, natural dryer balls: I have seen these on visits to Kanga-care and have really wanted to try them! Start with 4 balls added to your dryer and add more as needed to reduce drying time in your laundry, how cool! They come in fun colors and a couple scents as well.

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Kanga Care Wet Bags are one of my most favorite items from this company. I love their cloth diapers, but these bags are amazing. I use them in the summer for wet swimming suits. I use them on long flights for dirty diapers or wet clothes. I use them for their intended purpose of housing dirty cloth diapers too. These are fantastic to have around. And they come in some great colors and prints.

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Another handy item is the reusable snack bags. I’m sure you’re like me and you get tired of all the disposable zipper baggies for snacks. Give these a try instead!

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If I had little bitties right now I’d be snatching these blankets up. The Aden + Anais muslin swaddling blankets are so soft and perfect for swaddling up the little’s. And they’re on sale!

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Need an extra changing pad? An emergency car seat protector? Here’s the one for you. It’s the Kanga Care changing pad made out of soft microfiber and waterproof TPU.

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And my all time favorite Kanga-Care product is the award winning Rumparooz cloth diaper with snaps. I LOVE these! If you have questions about cloth diapering, please feel free to ask. I am more than happy to share our experience with these diapers and saving money.

When it Rains…

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You know the phrase, when it rains it pours? That’s what it feels like around here. On Thursday, the day before John left, we had a sewer issue that required most of John’s day to fix. The next day, after dropping him at the airport, I returned home to find our heat was not working. One amazing father-in-law and several hours later it was back working.

Today my sweet middle boy, Trip, fell while running on the asphalt at school drop off. It was compounded by the fact that he was running with his hands in his coat pockets. I scooped him up and set him in my lap, while sweet Rosie girl rubbed his legs. Once I wiped the blood off his forehead I saw a lovely puncture wound. We spent our morning in the emergency department getting a suture & glue.  So thankful for my Dad who came over and sat with Rosie in the waiting room while I sat with Trip. My poor mommy heart broke as I swaddled him in a sheet to contain his arms and then held him down as the doctor sutured & glued his head.

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On the way home from the hospital I received a message from our agency that said we likely won’t have a court date while John is there. And through it all, I feel peace!  I know who writes the plan for my life and I have complete trust in his timing. HIS timing is perfect, never a minute late. So when it rains… I will rest in Jesus and his perfect timing.

On another note, I shared a condensed version of our family’s journey over the last couple of years over here. The woman, Julie, who started and owns this company has become a friend over the last several years. I am in awe of her giving spirit. Whenever I run into her office she takes the time to talk and find out how we’re doing. I can’t say thank you enough!

And in case you missed it I shared a couple additional ways to continue to support our adoption in this post.

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What a week…

Airport 1What a week it’s been. John left on Friday for Ug*nda to film a documentary for a mission team. We’re hoping we hear soon that we have a court date at the same time, but we know that God’s timing is perfect, never a minute late. It also gives us some time to find the remaining funds we need for travel. It’s hard to say exactly how much we’ll need because travel costs vary and it depends on if John has to go back later. At this point, my best estimate says we still need between $4000-$6000. You all have been so giving we are in awe of your willingness to share and give to help us bring our son home.

We have a couple ways that you can support us right now:

You can donate via paypal.

You can shop an online Scentsy party.

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Soon we’re going to have some fantastic shirts to sell. I’m hoping we have the shirts available this week, so keep checking back. Be sure to join our  “email subscription” to get new posts from the blog sent to you. You can do that on the right hand side. Then when we add the shirts you’ll be notified. Trust me, you want to come back and see them. My sister-in-law and brothers were a huge help on these!

Here is a little sneak peek of a couple of the designs:

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I’ll leave you with this picture. At our airport there is a little window where you can see the passengers headed down the stairs to the trains, after security. This was our last glimpse of Daddy and the kids blew him kisses and I cried.

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