Tuesday, August 17, 2010

One Step Closer

I applied for my passport today!  Glory to God!  Erin was given some money from a friend at work to help with the adoption.  The passport cost almost the entire amount.  How giving is God?  He not only provided for the passport, but gave extra.  Praise the Lord from whom all blessings flow!  The irony of a girl who's never been east of the Mississippi River, who has NO desire to visit New York City, and is a little scared of visiting a foreign country having and using a passport is not lost on me.  And the only stamps it will have on it will be from Ukraine and the United States.  But, can you imagine a more beautiful stamp? 

The garage sale is growing, growing, growing!  We have outgrown the garage.  We have outgrown the back deck.  We now have things in the house and outside in the drive way.  I'm so excited!  Tomorrow the big girls and I are making the advertising signs.  Advertising is not something I'm good at doing.  But, I have some amazing friends and family that are doing a great job of spreading the news.  Tonight a wonderful woman named Marilyn, whom I've never met before tonight, brought us some more gifts for the sale. The Hills made a pick up for me that I was going to be unable to get.  They spent a lot of time and effort for us this evening.  And, did I mention it's hot?

I have a dear, dear friend, Lynn, who spent almost an hour helping me research some of the antiques.  She then took some of the items to sell on eBay where they'll get better visibility.  She's also offered to help me set up somethings here on the blog.  Which is good...because I know how to type...aaaannnnddd...that's about it when it comes to blogging. 

Thank you for following our adventure.  Although at moments (right now the moments of panic small, but I know many more are yet to come) I'm overwhelmed at the future of raising more money for this sweet little one, my heart is knitted to her.  Not only her, but to Down Syndrome.  Crazy, huh?  But, God is amazing.  He knit her together and gave her an extra chromosome.  See, He's always giving like that. 


  1. Thank you for keeping us all posted, Mrs. Frye. I especially love your last paragraph <3 I'm hoping we can bring a few things by for the garage sale! I hope everything goes smoothly.

  2. Love the blog! I'm bookmarking it. :-)

  3. Huzzah! I can't imagine how much more exciting it will be to have your passport stamped :)
    I was thinking of how sweet it will be to look back on this wonderful journey; thank you again for sharing these sweet times here.

  4. This is going to be a fun & sweet blog to follow. I pray that the Lord will bless you beyond what you pray for...or imagine.

  5. You also may have a stamp from Amsterdam, if you fly through there as we did. I think the other route to Ukraine is either London or somewhere in Germany. I can't remember if there are any direct flights, but there might be. Often there is a very long layover. We loved the Amsterdam airport! It was like a little city! There are recliners all over the place to sleep and they even have a hotel attached! It is a first come first serve place. I was 8 months pregnant and needed a BED and a SHOWER. We put our name on the waiting list and prayed as we waited, exhausted and my ankles swollen. In an hour a room opened up! Glory to God! It was tiny, but clean and nice. Actually, now that I think of it, we may not have needed a stamp on our passport there, because we didn't leave the airport...but it was still a thrilling trip for someone who had never set foot on foreign soil! It will be for you too!


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