Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The New Site is up and "Running"!!


I wanted to report that our turn out for our Charming Charlies fundraiser was a HUGE success. There are some ladies that are some SERIOUS accessory shoppers! What a fun day we had!! Thank you to all who came out to support us!

Also, I spoke again with our agency today and there is still "No News" on our paper work. We are all at a loss over this HUGE delay! At this point clearly the possibility of travel this summer is over. Now we are hoping at this point just to be there before Christmas. Disappointing, but we are still completely confident in God's plans for our family. They are GOOD plans!!

Lastly, In my last post, "Running for a Cause", I mentioned that I was working on a website to help get this "Runners for Bella" thing going. Well, the website is finally finished and up and "running"! You can click on the link and take a look around at the new site here. Runners for Bella

Also, you can find out those who are running for Bella. :-)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Running For A Cause

Calling all Runners:

Friends and family.....if you are a runner and/or know someone who is and would be interested in running for a cause.....then this info might be for you.

I'm looking for runners who are preparing to run in a upcoming fun-run, race or 1/2 marathon etc that would be willing to run for Bella. The plan would be simple. Share with your friends and family why you are running and call on them to donate toward your cause (Bella). Money would go directly to helping get the remaining funds in to bring our daughter home!

I'm currently working on a website that will allow you to have your own web link to share with friends so they can find out what you are doing and will allow them to donate directly on that page.

If you are interested in this or interested in putting together a "team" of runners that would like to run for Bella....please let me know. Please also send this blog to anyone that you know that might be interested.

Hoping to hold her soon,

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

This is going to be fun!


So many of you continue to ask about where we stand with getting our sweet Bella home. As most of you know, we should have been to India and back already with our daughter. BUT...obviously that has not happened. There are some changes in India's adoption process and the changes are causing delays and backlogs in paper work. Well our paperwork is caught right in the middle of it all. We have NO idea at this point when our paperwork will be approved. So, we continue to wait. Honestly, I am at complete peace with this. God has just covered me in peace while we wait and I'm trusting in His sovereignty 100%. He knows what He is doing and when our little girl needs to be home for her benefit and ours. He LOVES her SO! I know He is holding her in complete peace as well. I just praise Him for His loving kindness.

In the mean time....we still continue to try and raise the remaining funds needed to bring our darling home. Still about $4,500 left to raise. We still have some adopted shirts left if you want one. But let me tell you about an exciting event coming this Saturday August 20th!! This is going to be fun! Charming Charlies in Bham is helping us raise money for Bella! Here are the details.

When: Saturday, August 20th

10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Where: Charming Charlies

216 Summit Blvd. Suite 130,

Birmingham, AL 35243

Come in and shop anytime on Saturday August 20th from 10am-9pm and tell them you are with the Wilbanks Adoption social. You will sign in and receive a bracelet indicating you are there to shop for our fundraiser and when you checkout 10% of your purchase will go toward bringing Bella home!

Haven’t heard of Charming Charlies? It's a ladies fashion accessory boutique. Go here for more info: http://www.charmingcharlie.com/home\

Isn't that neat?

Come out and see us Saturday.....and please help us spread the word. EVERYONE is invited!! The more the better!

Till she comes home,