Sunday, December 27, 2015

New Project

So earlier this year my sister and I began to lay the ground work on a new project we want to build. Things were put on the back burner for a while due to being so busy with Wetherby's adoption. It is no joke that paperwork and fundraising is a job and a half in itself!! 

We have started a NP called, Peace, Love & Birthday Cake! I can't tell you how excited I am about this. We live in a community outside of Orlando and right here in our own back yard there is a Missions Home where displaced families sleep, eat and take the positive steps forward to get back into their own homes. I've done a few hours of volunteer work with them and I can't explain how important this organization is for our community. 

Last year, just before Thanksgiving the mission took in 21 new families. TWENTY ONE families... Fathers, Mothers and their children. How heartbreaking is that?  

The goal of PLBC is to come in and help make their children feel they can still be kids that have fun and celebrate the milestones in their lives, regardless of their living situation. I want to go in and throw little birthday parties for the children, ice cream socials all while raising awareness in the community and help raise funds for the mission to keep them going. I have dreams of expanding and taking on more projects but for now, this is our goal. I believe in it and I see the good in these children and their families. I want a community that supports everyone. I want a community my children can believe in. 

We are still working on details and ways to raise money and so forth. We will apply for 501c3 this upcoming year. I don't know how to build websites or anything like that so we are starting small. We do have a Facebook page we just started so please find us, like us, and share us!! 


Saturday, December 26, 2015

Merry Christmas

I know I am late, but Merry Christmas to all from The Chinchak Family. 

I must admit that all I wanted for Christmas was my travel date but that has not happened yet. I'm trying to remain patient and know that they are coming at any moment. A moment when I least expect it and I will be super excited. 

It was a wonderful day spent with my family. It is 8 am the day after and I get the joy of listening to by Hub snore. He has today off as well which is rare!! :) I guess I can deal with it for a little while! 

This will be Wetherby's last Christmas he spends in an orphanage and that is the best gift I could ever be given. I can't wait to love him and squeeze him and tell him he has a family!! 

To each and all, prayers for you for continued well being and happiness during the season. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

This Dog is Hunting!!!

We were officially submitted to the courts today, 12/10/15. The last day for submissions before the winter cut off. Thank the Lord for such an awesome team! 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Today, my heart hurts....

Everything is going well with our process and soon we should be submitted to the courts. From there we will wait for an appointment for our referral for Wetherby. 

A little earlier we had considered adding a second little boy, Charlie, who happens to be in the same orphanage as W. Such a handsome and sweet little man of 11 years old. We waited and waited on our social worker to send us our amendment approving us for 2 children. It never came; still hasn't. We decided we couldn't wait and pressed forward. I learned today that Charlie has been transferred to a boys home that is hours away from where he was. They also transferred a little girl, Rebecca. The worst part is that the two of them aren't together anymore either. They have been pulled from their friends and are now in a village where adoptions are less likely to happen. 

It breaks my heart to know this. I should have pushed harder to get the right paperwork and I didn't. I feel terrible and sick over it. I know I could not have 100% prevented it, but maybe there is something I could have done. I pray the Lord will find them their Momma and soon. They shouldn't have to wait so long. They deserve better.