Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Thank you, Show Hope!

I wish these photos were as vivid as the rainbow looked in real life!

We received almost the best news this week -- the best news would be a referral, of course! We had a wonderful surprise waiting in our mailbox: a letter arrived from Show Hope telling us that we have been awarded an adoption grant to help with a portion of our adoption costs!

We are very grateful and kind of shocked. We have applied to four grant organizations so far, and we knew they were all long shots because so many deserving families apply for a limited amount of funds. We are profoundly thankful to the donors who made our grant possible, and to Steven and Mary Beth Chapman for creating the foundation.

Most of all, we feel so cared for by God. He is truly showing himself to be our provider in tangible ways, and making the financial part of adopting feel like an adventure instead of something impossible.


heather_and_nathan said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting to have a boost. Those grant apps are a lot of work on top of everything else so it must be very gratifying to have an affirmative response.


Shad and Maggie Alsworth said...

That is fabulous news!! Congrats! We will be praying that finances continue to fall into place!

Julie & Patrick said...

Although a referral would be so nice to hear about right is, at least, so encouraging to hear about the adventure surrounding the foundation of this adoption and watch as another exciting journey is well under way! Congrats on the the grant!

Love the rainbows!

Emily said...

What joyful news and signs! It's wonderful to feel supported in so many ways. I am thrilled that this grant will make things a little easier for your family to meet its newest member :) Emily

Alarie and Todd said...
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Alarie and Todd said...

Awesome news! And wonderful picture too! I know how difficult these grants are to get so it's a big deal and will do a lot of good in your family! :) if you can just post that you got a referral..hahah!

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

I am SO happy for you!!!

Nancy could you email me back? I want to ask some questions.

itsalmostnaptime at

Cindy said...

Congrats!!! I'm so happy for you all. The grant will help so much. We actually got a couple of grants with Luke's adoption and it truly helped us and we are still appreciative. Everytime he gives me a hug or kiss, I am thankful for these giving people.

Sending you hugs from NC,

Laura said...

That is amazing news!! Isn't it fun to watch the Lord unfold his provision for these children??