On Saturday, September 10 from 9am to Noon, we will be selling Krispy Kreme Doughnuts as a fundraiser for our adoption. We will have glazed and glazed-filled doughnuts. A dozen glazed doughnuts will be $10 and a dozen glazed-filled will sell for $12. We want to thank the following locations for allowing us to set up a table at their store/restaurant.
We will have a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts sale on Saturday, Sept. 10 to bring Ashton and Alia
home from Honduras. Come out to support our adoption by buying Krispy
Kreme Doughnuts. We will have plain glazed ($10 per dozen) and glazed
filled ($12 per dozen). Locations where we will be set up will be
posted soon! You can also pre-order, just let us know how many dozen
you want and we will set them aside.
Yesterday was a big day in the Crossgrove household. Our eldest child left for college. We packed up a car full of stuff and left for Millersville University...spent the day unpacking and organizing her room. After dinner, we posed for pictures outside the dorm and said goodbye. I am in my office today with the mix of emotion as I know she is ready to launch into this next stage of life, and at the same time, I have that low-grade anxiety of knowing that my child is stepping out on her own. As three of my four children are presently living outside of my home (one at college, and two in Honduras), I am learning to walk in faith and trust my children in the Lord's hands. We haven't heard anything new regarding the adoption, so we continue to wait. In the meantime, we are working on some fund raising ideas...there is the matching grant through Lifesong for Orphans, we have the 100 wishes quilt, Just Love Coffee, and we are doing a Krispe Kreme sale in September. I will post more about each of these later. Here are some picture of Ariana going off to college.
Earlier this year, before we had received our adoption referral, we had decided to take our family vacation in Mexico with a team from our church on a mission trip. We returned yesterday from our trip and had received an email from Lifesong for Orphans that our application for a grant had been approved, and that we had also been approved for a $3000 matching grant. What a blessing this is to us as we sat down to estimate the remaining costs of the adoption. If you are able to help by giving to meet this matching grant, you can use the widget on the sidebar of our blog, or click below.
We have been able to write messages to Ashton and Alia and have heard back that they are doing well, but they miss us as we miss them. Please pray that the time until our second trip will be short.