On Tuesdays, we take time to focus on some of our families that have received grants from Katelyn's Fund. May you be blessed by their stories…..
Last weekend, like every weekend, I was doing laundry and finally remembered to empty the lint tray – something I often forget to do. What I found inside brought tears to my eyes – pink lint. Seems like nothing out of the ordinary for a family with a 9 month old little girl but it was something our family prayed and waited for, for a very long time. Seeing that big bunch of pink lint made me stop and praise God for the wonderful blessing he has given our family.
Our journey began almost six years earlier when we were told we had a 5% chance of having children even when using invitro. God blessed us with twin boys despite the odds and we were so grateful! As they grew we knew we had more love to share. After two failed invitros we moved on to adoption. Thinking this would be easy and quick we patiently waited to be chosen knowing we would get a call any day. Any day turned into months and eventually turned into almost a year and a half. We learned God’s timing was not our timing but we kept faith that he had a plan for our family. That plan unfolded on March 15 at 5:00pm. We got a call that there was a two month old baby girl in Tennessee waiting for us to pick her up. We could hardly believe it and drove all night long to meet our beautiful new daughter! Emery A’Niya Hope is the joy and the light of our lives. Our journey was anything but easy and quick. At times it was an emotional and financial rollercoaster. Katelyn’s Fund was an amazing blessing! We felt surrounded by love and support during our meeting with them and the grant they awarded us took away some of the financial burden we had as a result of the adoption process.
We sincerely thank all of the donors and board members that make Katelyn’s Fund possible. God has called you to help his precious children and their forever families and give them their wonderful gift of “pink (or blue) lint”!