Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Giving Thanks...

There are so many things that I am thankful for this holiday season.  I'm thankful for God, family, friends, jobs, life and so much more!  I'm reminded of a time in college (yes, during class) when I wrote out my blessings and the list went on and on!  I still have that list and look at it sometimes to remember what all God has done in the past.  I'm encouraged by knowing that God IS faithful and will continue to do amazing works in the future. 

I am especially thankful for the work God is doing in my life right now.  I have grown so much through our adoption experience.  It is no easy task to wait for God to provide the money that we need to move forward with the application and homestudy.  We went to our adoption orientation recently and I was ready to run out and get a loan so we could get started.  Thankfully I have a level-headed husband who reminded me that we aren't going to do that right now!  I am reminded on a daily basis that God is sovereign, which means He is in control of everything and I mean everything!  God has a plan for all of our lives and that is something I'm so grateful for!  He knows the beginning and the end.  I take comfort in the fact that my life, and our adoption, is in God's hands.   

A few things I'm thankful for...

Monday, October 24, 2011

Here we go!!

We are ready to start pursuing fundraising now as Todd's school work is almost complete!  We have sent out support letters and have received some money through that, but still have a long way to go!  (Thanks to all who did received a letter for your prayers and financial support.)  Here are some of our upcoming ideas for fundraising...baby bottles for spare change, selling t-shirts, garage sales, possibly a raffle etc.  Please let me know if you are interested in collecting spare change in a baby bottle and I'll get that to you.  More info on t-shirts to come...
One fundraiser that is already in process is Just Love Coffee.  For every bag of coffee that is purchased $5 will be donated toward our adoption.  So for all you coffee lovers out there feel free to visit the site and purchase some coffee!  This would also make a great Christmas gift if you have friends or family that enjoy coffee.  The site is: http://www.justlovecoffee.com/kruseintoadoption
Another fundraiser that we are in the process of getting started is a silent auction.  And Praise the Lord I just found a facility in town that we could use for free!  Our God is good!  We are hoping to do this in December sometime so stay tuned for the details on that.  If you live in the area and have any goods or services you want to donate please feel free to give me a call. 
Thank you all for your support and prayers!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Krusers: Start Your Engines!

We're adopting!  Todd and I are very excited to start the adoption process that God has brought us to.  We will be adopting an infant through Bethany Christian Services, which has adoption services and many other resources and ministries around the world.  Bethany no longer does confidential adoptions which means we will have the opportunity to get to the know the birth parent(s).  This may be scary for some but we feel it will be best for our child to know about their biological family as well.  This will also potentially be a great opportunity for us to minister to the birth parent(s).  We don't know yet what this process will look like as that will be explored once a family shows interest in Todd and I as a family for their child.  We are getting revved up (That's for my Nascar loving husband) for this process and are excited to see what God has for us both now and in the future.  We're also excited that you are interested in the process and thank you for your prayers and thoughts as we embark on this journey!