Monday, May 1, 2017

Village of Us

It takes a village, it takes us all
To raise them up, to answer the call.

How can I help? What can I do?
A village of us, STARTS WITH YOU!

A mother's resolve, a child's plea
All for the sake of family.

More than a "why," so much bigger than "how"
No time for waiting, someday is now.

So much to plan, even more to discuss
It takes a village, a village of us.

A Village of Us refers to the old saying that "it takes a village to raise a child."  But not just any village, or the obscure idea of a village.  A village of US.  I don't know why my brain never stops churning, but the other day on my way to work, the idea of "a village of us" popped into my mind.  Maybe because I grew up in a village, maybe because I truly believe in the it takes a village mindset.  Or maybe because these things have a way of finding us when we need them most.

When you see my #VillageofUs on my cookbook posts, I'm referring to my village of friends, family, coworkers, and followers that are helping me raise money for adoption.  Hopefully, it will be for our own adoption, but if not, I plan to pay it forward to another adoptive family.  Village of Us means doing your part, whether it be financial, emotional, or actually becoming an adoptive parent/grandparent/sibling/friend.  Because it takes a village of us to help connect orphans with families, and families with children.  Please share and repost this message with #VillageofUs.  Thank you so much for being a part of our village.  I'm grateful to be a part of yours as well. 

Update!  We have officially started the process of international adoption.  It will be a long process, but I will try to keep everyone updated when I can.  In the meantime, please continue to share our blog, cookbook, and story to help us raise funds.  We trust that God will provide the funds needed to complete this adoption.  One way may be through the help of friends and family like you.  With that in mind, we ask that you consider being a part of our village.  Please pray that God will make it possible for us to bring our son/daughter home.  If you would like to contribute to our adoption fund or help us share our story, please visit

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