Thursday, March 8, 2012

Mulligan Stew

There is a giveaway that you will be hearing about (the button is on the right on our blog) and it's called Mulligan Stew.  The woman putting it together is an absolute saint; she's braver than I am!

Her goal is to orchestrate a massive giveaway, the proceeds of which will "feed" many families who are adopting.  Yes, it will help us, but not all of it will.  Instead, entries will be spread out over many people and help many children.

I must say, I love these giveaways.  This could be because I won one once!  Yup.  While doing a good thing (helping our friends adopt a child from the Ukraine) I actually won a Nook Color!  For my entry of $50 (which was a stretch, I admit) I was the winner! I got a Nook Color for 50 bucks!

I haven't seen all of the cool things they are giving away, but it's a great way to help adoption, help these little ones and their future families....AND win something incredibly cool in the process.  Look, you might send a dollar or two to some huge offer for an Ipad or something, right?  Well....think of the odds of winning that versus winning something like this!  I never win anything, but I won a Nook from my friend.  It can happen.

Even if it doesn't, you still win, because every dollar goes to help families like me who are stepping out beyond their comfort (and sometimes ability) to welcome a child with special needs into their family.

It starts tomorrow, so consider it.  It will run for two weeks I think.  Click on the button and you'll be whisked to a world of prizes that help families.

In other news, my heart is very heavy today.  I should be rejoicing, because I am hopeful that we will receive a video and some pictures of the Little Dude tomorrow.  Instead, I am sad because there has been some adversity in a wonderful group of ladies who are adopting from The Bad Place.  I just have to stop and pray for all of us, because it isn't difficult to understand how high emotions can run.

1 Peter 5:8-9:  Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil walketh about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.  Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren who are in the world.

We are all so far away from the little ones we hope to bring home.  We know that their lives are not as we would want them, not as they should be, because their basic needs are not met.  As compassionate human beings, we care so deeply and want things to move quickly so that this type of care will stop.  When we can't do anything to make things go faster (like waiting for FBI fingerprints, which just take forever!) sometimes we forget ourselves and hurt each other or others.  This is not as it should be.

I pray that Mulligan Stew helps "feed" these families who sometimes are so full of uncertainty (including me!) to know that there are people out there who care...and understand...and are waiting too.

1 comment:

  1. I am part of the giveaway on julias site and am praying God would multiply our efforts to help all of you. God bless you for helping to save one of these little ones. I would love to adopt please pray for us. Diana Tyree


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