Wednesday, April 7, 2010

So Long My Good and Faithful Friend...

You have been good to me....But, you are just a thing, nothing that can't be replaced.

You see, when I bought you a year ago, we had no intention of adopting again. We thought our family was complete.

However, Rachel found us. Out of the blue this little girl from far across the ocean, with this very adorable smile melted our hearts. Isn't she just the sweetest thing!!

rachel funny face

We truly started this journey with nothing but $500 in our savings and God has provided. Through the generosity of others and fundraising we are almost there.

But, we have found that flights are much more than we thought and we are about $1700 short, so my prized SLR camera is going. I am listing it on EBay this weekend but if any of you are interested.....

The specifics can be found here. It is a professional camera, like the ones they use for school pictures. It has a much loved custom camera strap, lens, bag and all the accessories. Worth over $500 used. New over $700.

We are expecting TA the first week of May according to our agency and will fly out the following Friday, God willing.

the long road


Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Bless your heart... I don't know why it must be so costly to bring home our children. But you are so right...the camera is just a "thing" and can always be replaced later. Your Rachel is the most precious little blessing and worth more than any"thing". :)

I know God is going to provide the remaining money is a very special way. Every penny!


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

OH heart goes out to you!! Were you able to sell it?? I know it must have been awfully hard to part with, but you have the rest of your life to replace it........ You have a beautiful little girl waiting for you!!

Best wishes to you and your family!!