Last week I had the opportunity to speak at a local Mom's group - definitely a first for me! I was able to share couponing tips & strategies. Public speaking is not one of my favorite things.....it's more of a hot flash/diarrhea-inducing type thing....but I had a great time and everyone was so nice...plus I was treated to a wonderful breakfast! You can see a lot of what I talked about if you click here and read my posts related to the "Secrets of Savings."
Although I was speaking on couponing, my mind and heart were elsewhere as it was an exciting day for us in regards to our adoption. We received word that we are officially DONE with paperwork and our dossier was being sent to Ethiopia! (I know I already shared that we were done with paperwork, but since then, our dossier has cleared several checks by our agency and so now we're "more" officially done!) The last time I checked our tracking number for our dossier, it was in Paris! It seems to be making some pretty exciting stops along the way to Ethiopia! Still a looooong wait ahead, but so thankful for this BIG step! Originally my goal was to be finished with all of our paperwork by the end of the year, so we were happy to be about a month ahead of my scheduled goal. We were also so thankful to the Lord for meeting all our financial needs along with this paperwork goal. Yes, our savings account is almost empty now, but our need was met and we will happily continue raising funds for our next payment! Thank you to everyone has been supporting for us and praying for us so far!