Monday, December 27, 2010

Holiday Miracles

They can happen, they really can!

I have not talked much on here about my family, other than my DH, but I must say, I am one VERY lucky girl! I still have all my grandparents, a wonderful brother & great in-laws. How did I get so lucky?!

My family has been so very supportive about our adoption, even before we announced that we were officially adopting. I had always talked about it since I was 19, so the majority of them were behind us 110% when we said this was how we were going to grow our family.

My DH & I decided we wanted to try to pay for the adoption in full so we did not have to rack up credit card debit, close our 401k, and/or take out loans. We knew if we had to that we could & would, but it was not our first choice.

Last year I was so moved at Christmas when my brother told the family that he did not want gifts, he wanted any money that would have been spent on him to be given to us so that we could start our "LP fund." Then out DH's parents gave us some money-which up to this point had paid for a lot of the paperwork, etc. We have been setting some aside every pay period, had our garage sale, etc. I am amazed each time somebody wants to help us out-it truly warms my heart & reminds me once again, how very lucky we are.

Fast forward to this Christmas...nothing short of a miracle has happened. I cannot go into lots of details...however I feel so very blessed to say that we have all the money we need to pay for our adoption. Prior to this, we felt this would be our only child because I would probably have to close my 401k & wipe out all of our savings...we now no longer think that. We are now able to pay for the adoption in full, with some left over to keep our savings going & start saving for LP's sibling!!!!

This is such a miracle to us & we are so in aww of the love & support we have received. We are so excited that we now have more opportunities for our family than we originally believed...we are elated!!

I hope the Holidays bring you all a miracle that is surprising & heart warming!!

8 comments:

  1. Wow - that really is a miracle! People's generosity is truly overwhelming at times. I'm so so glad that you can feel secure about the financial aspects now. Congratulations!!

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  2. Wow, that is so awesome. What a great family

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  3. Oh my gosh I have tears in my eyes after reading this! How heart warming and what a Merry Christmas present!

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  4. What an awesome blessing! So happy for you!

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  5. This brought tears to my eyes. What a beautiful Christmas!!!

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  6. That is such a heartwarming story. Wow. THIS is love. YAY!

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  7. Want an amazing selfless gift--so happy to hear this!

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