God has blessed us with more than we could ever need. He has not blessed us so we can have the latest iPad, game console or a new car. We have been blessed to be a blessing.

Keep up with our adoption journey and get a peek into the Hollingsworth household.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Last Fundraiser

This is Fantu, we call her Eden. She became our child on June 24, 2013. We are now waiting on the US Embassy in Ethiopia to approve immigration.

During this time, we are fundraising for plane tickets. When we traveled the fist time for court, plane tickets were higher than expected and they can be even higher for this trip. I decided to make good use of my soap making hobby and sell my bars as a fundraiser.

Australian Outback contains tea tree essential oil and eucalyptus essential oil. Note: Each bar may differ in color and shape.

Mississippi Mud is a reformulated version of my Cocoa Butter soap. Smells yummy! Too bad it isn't edible! 

Oats & Honey gives a super lather and a little exfoliation.

Each bar is approximately 4 oz and costs $5.

If you need your soap shipped, please add that as another item. I can ship 8 bars for $5.95. up to 40 ship for $12.95. If you live in Tuscaloosa, I will be happy to deliver or meet you in town.

Soap & Shipping
If homemade soap isn't your thing and you would still like to help, we welcome donations.

If you are an adoptive family and would like information on selling my soap for a fundraiser, email me at aprilhwth (at) gmail (dot) com.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Here We Go!

I've all but neglected this blog over the last 6 months. I'm finally taking some time out to update you all (whoever you are) on our adoption. If you are friends, family, Facebook acquaintences, then you already know that we are getting ready to meet our [daughter].

Yep! That's right everyone, our second referral was for a girl. It's amazing, how everything has unfolded. I've tried to get through this adoption without sounding super-spiritual, but I cannot. It has truly happened in God's perfect timing.

I admit, my heart's desire was for a little girl. And in the world of adoption, more often than not, if you do not request a girl, you end up with a boy. But still, I didn't feel right specifying the sex of our child. I knew deep down that if God wanted us to have a girl, he'd give us a girl. I didn't know how He would work it out, but now I know!

Additionally, we are traveling the entire way with a couple from Birmingham. Just a few days ago, Jonathan realized he knew the guy! I must have been in a whirlwind this whole time as the other mom and I chatted back and forth via Facebook. It didn't occur to me until this morning that she and I (or shall I say, "they and us") live about an hour or so away form each other. Ummm... hello!? 2 girls, same age, from the same country, lived in the same transition home moving to the same state... let's just say we are going to keep in touch and see if the girls become good friends who can relate to one another. Is that awesome or what?