Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Hi everyone!
I'm so sorry it's been so long since our last post. Things have been very busy around the Lowery house! Ben's semester at DTS is winding to an end, which means lots of papers, reading, and tests. And of course, it's almost the Holiday Season, so my Premier business is super busy - Praise the Lord! What a blessing Premier is to us, I'm so thankful.

So, here's an update for you. We received our finalized and notarized copies of our Home Study, so we are officially through that stage of this process. We've been working on our Dossier for a couple of months now, and we'vemade some good progress over the past couple of weeks. There's still much to be done, but we're chipping away. Our goal is to have it completed by the time we leave for Seattle for Thanksgiving on Nov. 22nd. We're not sure we can get all of it done by then, but we're still shooting for that date. Things are moving along!

At this rate, we're looking at possibly 6 more months before everything is finalized. It could be more, it could be less.We'll have a better idea of our timeline once our Dossier has been approved and sent to Ethiopia - and we're still a couple months away from that. Thank you to everyone who has been checking in on us, praying, spreading the word about our fundraisers, and offering encouragement. We're learning so much through this process, and we know there are many more lessons ahead of us!

Some of you have been asking for practical ways you can contribute or help. So, here are some opportunities for you:
1. Purchase Coffee from www.justlovecoffee.com/theLowerys. (We receive a percentage from each sale, and the coffee is delicious! You can even sign up for a Coffee Club.)
2. Purchase T-shirts from www.adoptionbug.com/theLowerys. (We receive $6.50 - $9 from each t-shirt sale, depending on the shirt purchased. The founders of this website are currently in China picking up their new baby daughter! So exciting!)
3. If you or someone you know needs Carpet, Wood Flooring, Tile, or Laminate, call me or my dad! My dad is a representative with Carpet Direct, and all of his proceeds for the month of NOVEMBER will go toward OUR ADOPTION FUND! We are so blessed by this! Spread the word!
4. Some of you have asked if you can make monetary donations, and we are just so humbled by this. Yes, we definitely welcome that as well. All cash and checks are placed in our Adoption Fund. Donations can be made out to us and mailed to 4818 Blue Flax Dr., Garland, TX 75043.

Please feel free to spread the word about these opportunities. The Lord has been providing exactly what we need when we need it, and we trust He will continue to meet our every need throughout this process. We hope to be able to help other families and organizations in the future. This has been such a blessing to us, and we hope to be able to bless others as well.

Thank you again for your thoughtfulness, it means so much!