Friday, June 3, 2011

When Love Takes You In Giveaway!!!

Friends...I am beyond words, can't stop the tears of emotion. My faith has always been like a seed and over the years has been nourished by both pain and joy.

ADOPTION has grown my faith in ways I can't explain with human language. Why the Lord created all these events to take place at this time I will never know. I honestly don't feel worthy of the pouring out of Love. But I know this much...I am on my knees in prayer to Him. Thanking Him for loving me when I am unlovable. For opening my eyes, OUR eyes when we are so SELFISH. For opening our hearts to saying YES to an insane situation. And for realizing it's not about US.

When Emma passed away we became a different family.

To say now...six years later we are okay...seems unfathomable.But we are. Because of Faith.

Emma. Her name meant One Who Heals.

She helped us to see the Lord Heals All. Through Emma we have seen His glory in all things, even a short life.

We have been brought to this new journey through an exceptional series of events...led to people named Michelle, Becky, Renee, Heidi, Brandy and more...people we never knew before. 

And now..some of these are banding together to help us out. We are beyond humbled. Without words.

How could people care so much?

But They DO.  The Lord has placed ADOPTION in their hearts and they walk along side anyone on the same journey. Hands and Feet they become....I have seen it so many times.


My friends have orchestrated a big ole giveaway to help us out with airfare. And yes we need help....we were pummeled by tornadoes last month and two of our fundraisers had to be cancelled. OUR needs felt ridiculous and we gave back to those who had nothing knowing we would have nothing to bring Sveta home.

But now here we are...we leave in a week. A month ago...tornadoes. Devastation all around us.

And then..the anniversary of our Emma girl passing away, celebrating her life on earth with balloons released into the sky, her birthday coming in a month...and prayerfully hoping to soon wrap Sveta in our arms.

Our God is so worthy of our praise. Sveta..the sister Paige says she will get to "keep" . Try hearing that out of your little girls mouth and not sob in front of her. We know the Lord has it all in His hands.

Sveta..this is for you. We loved you before we knew you even existed. We love you with arms wide open, with hearts full of joy for the child you are...for the part of our family we have been waiting for but never knew until last fall. You are perfect..created in His image.

Now for the news I read on Michelle's blog tonight!....Try keeping a secret from me!! HA! Ummm I actually want to donate to have a chance at winning...!

Go to Michelle's Blog HERE to donate for chances to win and be Entered in the give away. Please leave comments to enter.

Love Takes You In GiveAway...

Love Takes You In giveaway...

Yesterday, I introduced you to a sweet, little, blue-eyed beauty who is sitting in an orphanage this very minute waiting for her family. Sweet Sveta is not even aware that her world is about to be forever changed. The Houser family...Eli, Kim, Peyton, and Paige are busy preparing...Eli and Kim are heading to eastern Europe...and Peyton and Paige are preparing their little selves to be without their parents.  The Housers have faced many difficult times over the years.  Just 6 short years ago...they gave their daughter, Emma, back to her creator.  I can't imagine the pain of losing a child...or the empty place in their hearts...but I am certain that if Emma were here to tell her mama and daddy one last thing...Emma would tell them how proud she was that they said yes to God...yes to rescuing her sister, Sveta. 

For six years now...the Housers have been missing a piece of their family...but God has comforted them and filled them with the peace that surpasses all understanding.  Over the past six years, He has guided them and molded them into loving, compassionate, and such giving people as He prepared their family for the little girl He has chosen to fill their missing piece...
So now...it is our job as followers of Christ and the voice for the fatherless to get this sweet girl home.  Some really awesome gals have joined forces with me to get this sweet princess home...and all because we love Sveta.  The best part is...the Housers have NO CLUE what's going on!  Here we go...


The Love Takes You In Giveaway...

Up for grabs:

 

All-New, High-Contrast E Ink Screen – 50% better contrast with latest E Ink Pearl technology


Read in Bright Sunlight – No glare
New and Improved Fonts – New crisper, darker fonts
New Sleek Design – 21% smaller body while keeping the same 6" size reading area
17% Lighter – Only 8.5 ounces, weighs less than a paperback
Battery Life of Up to Two Months – A single charge lasts up to two months with wireless off
Double the Storage – Up to 3,500 books
Built-In Wi-Fi – Shop and download books in less than 60 seconds
20% Faster Page Turns – Seamless reading
Enhanced PDF Reader – With dictionary lookup, notes, and highlights
WebKit-Based Browser – Browse the web over Wi-Fi


Custom Outfit #1


Becky creates such beautiful outfits...She will create your princess one of these beautiful, one of a kind party ensembles...complete with matching hairbow.  You will be seeing the Enskat cuties rockin these little party gowns later this month as we celebrate their first American birthdays...but here is a sneak peak...

                                                          Alina in the flower shirt and Nina in the cake shirt...
too cute girls!



A custom doll

Becky will create a custom doll that your little princess is sure to love...
Check them out...they are precious!















Custom outfit #2

Becky is one insanely talented and generous person...she is offering a second custom outfit
for one of you lucky readers.

Alina is getting good at the modeling thing...she's a natural!




Wait...there's more


A collection of hair pretties

Becky will create a collection of hair accessories for your little lady.  Really, no outfit is
complete without a hairbow






White Chocolate Toffee

If you have not indulged in Renee Tam's toffee...you are missing out.  It is sinfully delicious and Renee is going to send not one...but two lucky people some of her mouth watering toffee straight from Paisley's Pantry
Yum...



Nope...not done yet


Up next...

A $50 Target Gift Card

It's Target...Need I say more?



And last but not least...

A $25 Gift Card from Olive Garden
Yay...you can take your sweetie out to dinner and no...a babysitter is not included

So there you have it!

Here's how you can get in on all these awesome goodies...
1. For every $10 donated...you will be entered in the giveaway
2.  Purchase a t-shirt or car decal and you will also be entered in the giveaway 1 time
3.  Post on your blog, facebook, or twitter and you will be entered into the giveaway 1 time per day

The Love Takes You In Giveaway starts today and ends Friday, June 10th at midnight.
Alina will draw the winners on Saturday, June 11th

If you donate or post...please leave a comment so I can be sure you are entered the
correct number of times. 

The Housers are trying to raise the funds needed for airfare...
approximately $4000 for Eli, Kim, and Sveta's tickets.

There is a chip-in button at the top, right hand corner of this post...donate there!
All donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE through Circle of Hope.

Click HERE to Leave Your COMMENTS on Michelle's blog !!

Our Little One...Waiting How Long?? TOO long.

3 comments:

Stephanie T said...

I can't even imagine the overwhelming emotions right now!! I am praying so hard for Paige's sister she can keep - I've sobbed over those very words from Abby!

ANYTHING we can do while we are gone - we would love to!!!!!!

I posted to my blog.....I hope it helps!

Heidi said...

Oh Kim, I cried when I read about Paige saying Sveta is the sister she'll get to keep. :'( Y'all are so great!! I can't WAIT to see you IN **** - we are going to rock EE, sister. xoxo

Becky said...

Hope it helps! I love these new pics of Little One, she is just precious! And hey, it wouldn't be too crazy to think that she may get a doll in the mail someday. LOL. :)