Sunday, August 19, 2012


Sorry it's been so long since we've last posted an update. Things have been crazy-go-nuts around the Bennett household. So let's bring you up to speed...

The gift card raffle was a huge success! We were able to raise over $2,200 between the Fulton and Springfield area raffles. We are in the process of contacting raffle winners, so some of you will be hearing from us soon (or may have already!). With the raffle and other fundraising efforts, we've already met our next monetary benchmark. God continues to be faithful, and God is good!! Thank you to everyone who donated prizes and bought tickets. You've blown us away by your support!

Last weekend, we had the opportunity to travel to St. Louis for an adoption training event with Bethany Christian Services. Before going off to training, we got to spend the night with our friends Cody & Pam, and Scott & Cammie. It was great to hang out and take it easy for a night. :)  We also had a great time learning more about the adoption process and meet other families who identified with our struggles. It was a very eye-opening experience to hear the stories of adoptive families as well as the birth mothers who created adoption plans for their children. We walked away from the training encouraged and validated that this is the path God wants us to take. We finished the day with a dinner at Olive Garden with our friends, Tiffany and Ben Melton, and talked to them about the adoption of their daughter, Sienna (Ce-Ce). We had a great time and left even more encouraged!

This weekend was devoted to getting the rest of our beasts vaccinated and believe us, Freaky Deke made it an adventure to go to the vet. Patches was less than thrilled, but we digress. We also had to get CPR & first aid certified, and we were blessed by our friend Sharon, who came out to our house and trained us. She is also an adoptive parent and we continued to be amazed at how God puts people in our lives to continually bless us.

Well, this mini-update has become a little longer than anticipated. We will post another update soon with pictures and other news about our adoption.

God bless,

Cindy & Josh