The Hansel Family

The Hansel Family

Friday, February 22, 2013



Date: Saturday, April 13

Drop off dates: now - April 11

We will be holding a garage sale to raise funds for our adoption on Saturday, April 13 starting at 7am.

Bring your gentle used donated items for us to sell (things you would buy yourself), we'll organize and price them and add to our jar!

If you want to volunteer to man the garage sale the day of, or come help price and organize the day before, we would sincerely appreciate it!

Also, are you a baker?  Would you want to have a table with goodies to sell that morning as well?

Let's make this day great!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Jett's prayer last night

I felt this one last night, it hit me.  And its one I pray most days, all day.  I love this boy.

Dear Jesus,

Thank you for a warm house and good food and great friends. Please help us not to get any sicker and  stay healthy because its flu season. Thank you for Mom, Dad, Faye, and...................Maggie. Please take care of our new baby until we can get him. In Jesus name, Amen.

Can you imagine how that sounded in heaven?

Friday, February 8, 2013

here comes the... boom?

I wish I had a fun or clever way to present this... catchy phrases or one liners that looped you in and made you laugh out loud, but instead, I give you this:


In case your a numbers person, that's $5000.

That's a lot of friends, and friends of friends, and acquaintances, and complete strangers that have said they want to be a part of this and see our little guy be a Hansel.

That overwhelms me.  We offer nothing more than willing hearts.  We will do and go where God calls us.  We will do anything.  And God can do anything.  So there ya go, you can cry, I did today, quite a few times.

"God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us." Ephesians 3:20-21

What's the next step?

Now we finish the write up portion with our social worker and start to submit them, and 4 dozen other sheets of signed and notarized paperwork, to our placement agency.  Then, we write grants, and pray for favor.  And while we do all that, we hope that you'll continue to spread the story of our journey, to get this little guy home, debt free.  We hope and pray that you'll enter a race and ask your friends to sponsor you, buy a bracelet, a barnwood frame, or think of some insanely creative way to support us through this.  Most of all, we covet your prayers, to run this race with endurance, to wisely move forward, and to love and care for the family we are now, while helping us dream of the one we will become.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

well checks, kind of...

When I called to ask the doctor to write our letter, stating that these goofy three were free of communicable diseases and were healthy kiddos (a letter needed for the home study), they said they needed to see Jett and Faye.  Odd that having not seen them wouldn't prove they were healthy :)
But, to follow the doctors orders, in we went.  Everyone's healthy (Ms cough warranted a mask in the office).  Faye needed a shot, Jett asked to leave the room for it, we got our letter, and celebrated with ice cream!