Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Day is Finally Here!!!!



With money that came in last night and money I know is on the way. WE ARE FULLY FUNDED!!!!!  PRAISING GOD!!!!

THANK YOU GUYS FOR BRINGING US
THIS FAR!!!!!

We are trusting God that this provision is "more than enough"!!!! We are trusting HIM that
travel costs will be in a sane (smile) range.   
 Please continue to pray with 
us that the funds we now FULLY have in place are "MORE THAN ENOUGH".

"Praise the Lord, my soul;
    all my inmost being, praise his holy name."
Psalm 103:1

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Any funds donated past this point go to this adoption trip (unknown/surprise adoption trip expenses), medicals, and unexpected needs.  We are HAPPY END ZONE BOOGIE DANCING right now!!!  Funds can still be sent through "Friends and Family" on Paypal ( 1thomkat(at)verizon(dot)net  )or through YouCaring (link on side of blog), but please know we are FULLY FUNDED!!!!

After prayer requests (PRAYERS ARE THE GREATEST GIFT), because friends have asked, we've listed the needs we
still have for the girls.  There's not many anymore.  :-)

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PRAYER REQUESTS: (They are now all immanent...smile)

1. THAT GOD IS GLORIFIED IN EVERY STEP OF THIS ADOPTION.

2.  I feel a deep need to have everyone join us in prayer for the attachment of our girls.  Please pray they have NO attachment issues and attach to us as a family very quickly.  We have been in the adoption world enough to know severe attachment issues exist.  We pray that GRACE and HOPE have NO issues with attachment...NONE (that God prepares them as well).

. 3. For Grace and Hope, that they are healthy, loved on, and protected. Please pray that they dream of us and attach quicker than ANYONE could imagine.

4. PLEASE pray protection against ALL of satan's schemes.  He's been messing with our family and with Amy and her family.  PLEASE pray a strong concrete, cement, gold, silver (smile) wall between our lives and his schemes.

5.  That we have "MORE THAN ENOUGH" for this trip.  PLEASE PRAY FOR $694 in less than THREE WEEKS and please pray for those individuals God is touching to help us financially bring home the girls.

6. Please pray for Thomas and I to see clearly where God is leading and what WE are to do.  

7.  Please pray that I can fully recover and can gain strength before travel comes (both Thomas and I on the last part...physical strength)

8. That my traveling companion (Amy) and I stay well (completely) within country and are safe....not even a nauseous stomach which commonly happens at least once.

 9. That God uses us/speaks through us while we are there, see what we need to see and doing what we need to do.

10. That our families are safe while we are gone and that it is a peaceful (and safe) time for them.

11. For Timothy's complete healing...and that he has walking and running in his future (smile).  That his pain is minimal.

12. Please pray for the Stewart family as they mourn the loss of their father, grandfather, and great grandfather, uncle, brother, and loved one.

TRAVEL SPECIFIC PRAYER

*Please pray that travel is uneventful and NO LUGGAGE/items are lost/stolen.

*Please pray we make the right choices in our last few travel decisions.

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Needs for the Hope and Grace:

Several have asked what we need for the girls physical needs.  We have so much, but there are a several things we need to purchase before we leave.  We are so grateful for every.single.item that you guys have blessed us with for our girls.  We have been overwhelmed.  Most of the needs are smaller, but needed before we travel.  We've been hesitant to share since bringing the girls home had to be FIRST priority. We do have a baby registry, but here is our basic list.

Here's our "have to get in the next week and a half" list (smile).  Used is AWESOME (in everything but toothbrushes...chuckle)!!!!

1. Pajamas for both Grace and Hope (fitted long pants and short sleeve or long sleeve tops of pajamas)- Size 12m, 18m, 24m-Need three pairs each.  Washing opportunities may be few and far between while we are in their country for three weeks.
2. Full leggings in colors like denim/black/pink (colors that will match a lot of things) in 24 months size.
3. Burts Bees baby shampoo and body wash.
4. Two plush/soft blankets for the girls, both different.  (We have one larger blanket for each girl at home, but need one for the trip that is smaller than what we have.)
5.  Two large water proof crib pads.
6.   Four all white crib sheets
7. Some sort of baby grooming kit (nail clippers, brush, etc.)
8. Pedialyte Electrolite powder for trip (3 boxes minimum)-Sometimes children will refuse to drink much or eat at all.  This is to help prevent dehydration.
9. Medicine for infants/children- We cannot take what we have here because they may need it here.  (Children's liquid Benadryl, infants liquid Acetaminophen, Infants liquid Ibuprophen, digital thermometer)
10.  Toddler Bibs
11. Toddler Spoons
12. Two Tooth brushes and baby toothpaste
13.1. This is a baby carrier that we are confident will fit right (with plus size straps).  This is the only large expense on the list.  Truthfully, I'm not sure we will order it, but do need it.  We have to prioritize expenses though.  That's why we've placed it last on the list.

These things are all listed on our baby registry on Amazon if you want to peek.  Please (even through someone else, if you want it to remain anonymous) let us know if you purchased something on this list so we don't buy it! Thank you friends for ALL the love!!!!

We thank you as well for thinking about our girls needs!

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