Although we don't know who our baby girl is yet, we have decided to name her Zoey.
We will keep whatever name (or names) she already has as her middle name(s) but Zoey is what we are calling her and what we will change her first name to when we bring her home.
Zoey means "life."
We didn't know the meaning when we picked it, but it seems appropriate given that:
A. The Lord knew her very name before He made the Universe, and loved her before she was made.
B. Jesus Christ died for her, to give her new life.
C. Her parents, in much love and heartache, will give her up for a chance at a better life far away, knowing they will probably never see their baby girl again.
D. God has called us to be her family, to love her and teach her the love and hope of Jesus.
And so in honor of that, I want to put a new fundraiser out there. I'm going to set the deadline for New Year's Eve. That gives us a few months.
I am going to make a mosaic wall hanging that will go in Zoey's room, using this Martha Stewart Punch:
Each little butterfly will be unique and beautiful and a reminder of the meaning of her new name, since the butterfly is a sign of new life.
I am going to set up a Chip In Button on this blog and for $1, each little butterfly can be sponsored and a message, bible verse, etc can be added along with the name of the sponsor. My goal is 1000 butterflies. That is $1000. When all are sponsored, we will hang them up in a double glass frame and I will show you the finished mosaic.
If you would like to sponsor one ( or more) just click on the Chip In Button and it will tell you what you need to do.
There are not many things $1 will get you nowadays.
A candy bar
A Happy Hour drink at Sonic
Would you please consider giving up one of those things, giving up just one dollar to help us bring her home?
If you know of anyway to get the word out, please feel free to do so. Facebook, your blog, etc. I would love to see this end very soon. God could do it. He could find 1000 different people to all give $1 in one day.
Thank you for considering being a part of yet another fundraiser for Zoey!
We love you all!
Thank you all so much!