Just wanted to pop in to let everyone know I haven't gone anywhere and am still working on things. I started a one-time assessment job yesterday and am very excited about the potential of future opportunities like this as well as the opportunity to raise extra money. My job doesn't have extra shifts or hours. If we work late, its just comp time. So, I'm glad to have this chance. I had considered a second job to help with the adoption. But then I got the newborn foster placement, which put a halt to that. I had a sandbucket of pennies donated and have been counting them out. So far its at $27 and there's probably another $10 or less in there. I'm out of coin rollers now. I'm looking into Avon fundraiser and trying to do some car washes. Anyone know how to organize those? I keep trying to stop worrying about the money and trust that God will help work these things out (such as with this new job opportunity). But its hard when it seems like $3000 is hard enough and I still have so much more to go. If I can get past this committment stage though, there are other fundraising opportunities, loans, grants, etc that I can look into. And some things are paid in smaller increments along the way.
On the newborn front, Summer is still getting up throughout the night to eat 3 times and then about once where she just isn't sleepy. But its getting better. She will be 3 weeks old tomorrow! It feels like she has been with me longer than that. Of course, I am already attached to her and would love to have her stay forever. But that is not for me to decide. She has family that I'm sure also would love her. I'm just praying that God will ensure the best happens for her, me, and my future daughter. He knows what is best for all of us. I am just thankful to have had this opportunity to parent a newborn and watch her grow. She is such a sweet baby.
Don't forget about the Nook giveaway! It ends on January 31st! Thanks to all that are able and willing to help out. Continue to pray that God will keep this little girl strong, keep me strong, and continue to remove the obstacles that may try to separate us!