So the saying is that “It takes a village to raise a child.” With our adoption full-speed ahead, my take is that “It takes a village to make our child part of the village.” International adoption is crazy and full of ups and downs. It’s costly and bonkers. It’s a wild ride.

And it wouldn’t be possible without our friends and family.

As we start another yard sale, start selling our adoption tshirts, and other fundraising efforts to get Baby Shows home, we have learned what an awesome network of folks we have around us. We have had donations from friends, acquaintances, and strangers. We’ve had words of encouragement via Facebook, my blog, email, texts, cards, random notes, and in person. I now make “thank you” cards a regular purchase when I go to the store because we are so overwhelmed by the support we’ve received. And I know that a little card is really not enough to thank many of you for the sacrifices you are making to help us bring our child home.

Words fail to adequately describe how much this all means to us.

Thank you for having a part in our family’s story. I have come to call our supporters “Team Shows”. If you have encouraged us, prayed for us, or donated to the Baby Shows fund, you are part of Team Shows and we are so excited that our team keeps growing and growing.

God tells Moses to bless His people in Numbers 6. We want you to know that we pray this blessing for Team Shows regularly:

The LORD bless you, and keep you;
The LORD make His face shine on you,

And be gracious to you;
The LORD lift up His countenance on you,

And give you peace.


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