Monday, June 9, 2008

A few more details......

The countdown is on.....3 weeks until I am holding our baby girl!! I can't believe it. This has all happened so quickly; I feel like I am in a dream. I am SO THANKFUL for this opportunity. I have had some people e-mail me to see what our needs I thought I would post our info. again.

We are trying to come up with the money to finish the adoption and pay for my rent/living in Antigua (I am sharing a house with 3 other girls and their kiddos). If you would like to help us....we would REALLY appreciate it. Thank you so much to the people who have already been SO GENEROUS to us!!

You can send a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donation. Here is the info.:

An account has been set-up at our church called the
"I Choose You-Wheeler" fund.
It is 100% tax-deductible!!
You can send a check (write it to Fellowship Bible Church and write in the memo line...."I Choose You- Wheeler") to:

Fellowship Bible Church
"I Choose You"-Wheeler fund
1210 Franklin Road
Brentwood, TN 37027

I love you all so much....THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for the support!!! We couldn't do this without y'all. I can't wait to start blogging from Antigua!!


P.S. I AM GOING TO MISS CHRIS LIKE CRAZY!!!!!! What will I do without my best friend??!!


Steph said...

OH WOW!!!!! That is REALLY big news!! I am so excited for you. Many, many blessings and prayers on this journey.

Michael and Michelle said...

Do you have any idea how long you will be there???? In other words....when will you and sweet baby girl get to come HOME forever!!
Wow! A mothers love. I will pray for you and your husband (and baby girl)during this time.

Cheri (prounounced like the tree, like the fruit, as in Cherry Pie) said...

Stepping out on awesome place to be. Enjoy your packing and planning....FUN TIMES! Cheri

Stephanie (Maya's mommy) said...

Oh my goodness...I am just getting caught up on your blog! I guess my disaster in Tulsa is nothing compared to what you and your family have been through and are going through! Wonderful news on the fostering! Hopefully you will be able to get that beauty home SOON!! If the BM interview went well, which it sounds like it did, maybe it will be very soon. I will be praying for that!!!

And I am so sorry to hear about Kali. But also so glad you were able to be with the Chapman's. What tragedy there too.

Praying blessings on you and your family!

Heidi said...

That is just awesome you are able to go foster! Hope you don't have to be there too long.

Kelly, Mom to the Putty's said...

I can't imagine how you must long even more now to be with her since you know she is just around the corner. That is awesome! What a blessing.

The Huffs said...

I am so happy for you! You will love Emily (I love her dearly) and LeeAnne (another absolutely wonderful lady). I pray that your time away from Chris will be short and that you will have your little one home soon. I pray (with all of my heart) that all of the children will be home soon. :)
May God bless and keep you during your Guatemalan stay. Felicia

Sara said...

So will you get there right at her first birthday???!!! What a gift! Her mommy for her first birthday!

Sara Olson

JuJu - said...

Lindsey - I will be there from the 23rd until the 30th. When are you leaving? I would love to see you :)

Love and hugs,


Kristin & Greg said...

That is AMAZING!!! So, so wonderful!!! Now you know why the Lord has blessed you with so many trips to will be able to slide right into a great routine right away. We'll pray for the transition to be a beautifully blessed one!! We're praying!!!


The Milner Family said...

Thank yo for sharing your wonderful news. We had the option to foster but chose not too (could not afford it and we had a daughter at home). Our case was one that went through right before all the hang ups in PGN. The last two weeks it was all I could do to stay in NW Arkansas. I thought that my heart would bust waiting for his case to process through. Hoping for a speedy trip trough PGN so that you Chris, and sweet girl can be together forever.

Debbie said...

Remember God is closer than a brother, I think that means a hubby too!! :) God will give you peace and joy and comfort when you are missing Chris. You will enjoy so much being with your baby girl! Since she just turned 11 months you will be there for her
1st birthday right?!?! How cool is that!!

God bless!

Bobbi said...

YOu will miss Chris, but Eliana will fill your days until you are all together again. The sacrifice without him will be so worth it for the extra time with her.

Let's hope you are only there a short time.

Erica said...

WOW! What an incredible journey. We're praying for you, Chris, and Eliana. Do you know how long you'll be there? Praying praying praying.


this is a huge step ... I will be praying for many things for you, Chris and sweet baby girl !!!

Jennifer & Filipe said...

I am so excited for you!!! I will be praying that you have a good adjustment!

David and Marianne said...

This is wonderful Lindsey! We will pray the adoption process goes quickly so you can bring that sweet girl home and you all can be TOGETHER! I know it will be difficult to be away from your husband... praying the Lord's grace is sufficient!

Sarah said...

I am so excited to read of your news! Fostering your sweet baby girl will be so incredible for the both of you!

I didn't know you lived so close to us... we are just in KY! I hope you are able to meet up with Julia while she is in Guat!

Kerry said...

Hi Lindsey! I found you through Leanne Snider Deason's blog...long time my old college friend. I see you are adopting a precious girl from Guatemala...I am not surprised at all! I have had fun going back and reading your journey. Prayers for you!