There were a lot more auction items than this! Most were sold, but I still have a few things left. I'll post them on here soon, if anyone wants to buy them!
Then everyone who won their auction item paid up, and other people simply gave. I still have to figure out how much I spent on food and such, but we definitely raised over $2500!
And most importantly, at least one other family has already decided to adopt!!
So, in a nut shell, the Gospel was preached, God was glorified, adoption was celebrated, and we are one step closer to bringing our little guy home!
Now, the more part of the post! So, when Tom was talking about their adoption, he spoke about how their little boy fits perfectly into their family. I started to freak out, and wonder if James was going to fit perfectly in our family, if he was really meant to be our son. Fast forward to last night. I'd been waiting for the foster family that is taking care of James to update their quarterly newsletter. (Since we are not yet officially matched, information is hard to come by! And once we are matched, we still are not allowed contact with the foster parents; everything must go through the adoption board.) They talk about all the different things they do on their island, one of them being their foster home. Specifically, James. He is currently the only foster child in the home. Anyway, when I checked last night, there it was! I got to the Baby Home section, and read that James is healthy, he loves books and coloring, cars and big trucks. But his favorite thing of all: baseball!! If you know anything about our family, you know that Aedan is obsessed with baseball! Just like his daddy :) They said that James likes to watch baseball on tv, that he copies the pitcher and batter, which is exactly what Aedan used to do. He has his own small glove, can catch and throw, and is learning to bat. I was so excited, I woke Jason up to tell him! And I told Aedan first thing this morning. He was equally excited at the idea of having another baseball playmate. I am so thankful to the Lord for reassuring me, when I hadn't really even asked Him to! And I'm thankful that we bought James his own Pirates shirt when we bought the other two theirs!! And now I know what kind of bedding to buy him, too! We already have baseball curtains in the boys' room, so it will fit nicely!
Now we just need our I800 to be approved so we can get our official match. It should be about 3 months after that when we got our travel approval. Please pray with us for speed and favor with the two governments!!