I am so incredibly excited to write that our fundraising for Ryan and Briana Husiman is complete! Briana's mom did a homemade soap fundraiser (which still has a few more bars by the way!) and I held a final flea market event today which raised $950! That, coupled with a few additional donations brought in the final funds!! I am enclosing a letter from Briana below so you can hear directly from her!
As their adoption fundraising comes to a close, we are beginning the transition to a new couple in Vermont. Please stay tuned for information on this awesome new couple! Any extra money that might come in through fundraising for Ryan and Briana will roll over to this new couple.
Our hearts are overwhelmed with gratitude. When we first started this journey to raise $25,000 in September 2012, I remembering how fearful my heart was that we would fall short of our goal. Time and again, Wendi reassured me the money would come in.
Still, I had doubts.
Would people believe in our dream to become parents through adoption? Would they believe enough in our dream that they'd be willing to support us financially?
To be honest, we had already experienced so much disappointment (related to our infertility), it was hard to imagine ever reaching our fundraising goal.
As more and more money came in, that doubt was replaced with an overwhelming sense of peace. This was, after all, in God's hands.
Thank you to John, Wendi and Because of Isaac for following God's leading to help this childless couple adopt.
To those who donated items for auctions and fundraisers, passed out flyers and helped us spread the word: thank you!!
To all of you who faithfully donated, whether it was a one time gift or a monthly gift, THANK YOU!!!
We could not have done any of this without ALL of you!!
Now we wait expectantly for the child God has chosen for us. He's still writing this adoption story. Stay tuned!!
Ryan and Briana Huisman