Monday, September 21, 2015

Books for Wildwood/Harper's 2nd Birthday

I can't believe it's been well over a year since my last post. So much has happened, most notably, the birth of our rainbow baby boy, Jedidiah Paul on June 3rd, 2015. We are so so blessed to have this sweet baby in our family and are loving every minute. We are also still desiring to adopt a child, and are trusting in God's perfect timing to fulfill the desire He placed in our hearts.

In honor of Harper's 2nd birthday in heaven, we had an Usborne book party to benefit Wildwood elementary school in Baton Rouge. This is a school that our church has adopted, and while I am not able to help out there in the ways I would like, with having 2 little ones to care for, donating books was a way we could hopefully bless the teachers and students in a tangible way.

We received wish lists from 3 teachers at the school, and when I added up the dollar value of those books, it came to almost $1,000. It was a big number. I wasn't sure if we would be able to raise that much money. It's not something we had ever done in the past, but we prayed and were trusting God to answer this prayer. He did. And more. We had to go back to the teachers and ask them to pick out more books! Today, we delivered them to the school, as a family, with one missing, as she always is.
Delivering books! Mrs. Hoke was our contact person at the school, and it was so nice to meet her!

49 items (many of which were multi-book sets) worth $1,279!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, to everyone who donated, bought books for their own family, and prayed that we could do this! We are truly overwhelmed  by your generosity and love for our sweet Harper!