Well, here we are... just weeks away from meeting our son! What in incredible journey this has been. It has been crazy, unexpected, hard, and oh so joyful. We have felt God drawing us in close, while He pieces together a story for our family more incredible than Jarrod and I could have ever imagined.
As many of you know, we have been fundraising like crazy over the past year. We have tried to find creative and fun ways to help us raise the funding needed to adopt, while also allowing you guys to join along with us on this journey. My mom came to me a few months ago and asked she could make a quilt for us to raffle off as a fundraiser. I immediately said yes because, as most of you know, my mother is incredibly talented and her quilts are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!
Once I gave my mom the go ahead, in true Dot Brewer fashion, she got straight to work on the project. She was inspired by some gorgeous Tula Pink fox fabric. It has been fun getting updates about the quilt over the past few months... fabric choices, pictures of her hand-cutting hundreds of little pieces, piecing them together one by one deciding where each triangle fits best.
And just like that, the fabrics began to take on a life of their own. Each triangle unique and beautiful but when sewn together, they compliment one another perfectly.
And just when you think it can't possibly become more amazing, the quilting begins. Each triangle given it's own distinctive design. Each triangle with it's own story. It's been pretty incredible watching it all come together. The amount of time and love put into the making of this quilt shows in every single detail.
This is by far my favorite quilt my mom has made. And not just because it was made with so much love, or because it benefits our adoption, but because it represents so much about our adoption story. At first, Adoption seemed completely overwhelming. There were so many impossible things that needed to come together to make adoption possible. We didn't have all the answers upfront, but we knew God was calling us on this journey. Little by little every piece came together. Paperwork, training, funding, a file on a beautiful and amazing little boy. We see and feel God's presence at every turn. He has given us our own beautiful and unique journey. One that we never expected and never want to forget. He went before us, had every detail handled, and believed in us. As this quilt came together, so did our story. It's taken a lot of hard work and love but it's worth every second.
We are raffling off this gorgeous 83x83 quilt appropriately named "Foxy". Each raffle entry is $5. Raffle drawing will take place November 5th at 6PM. Drawing will be videotaped live and announced on Instagram and Facebook.
To my mom: Thank you so much for using your talent to bless our family in this way. You have been so supportive of this adoption journey from day one. It is going to be an incredible sight when all 9 of your grandchildren are laying in the floor at GG's watching Peter Pan after a delicious pancake supper. Thank you for fighting alongside us to bring Fox home.