You may remember the hidden blessings that we put in each of our future kids' rooms. Well, we wanted to do a visible blessing as well. I wanted to track down some cool wall hangings that showed my favorite scripture, Numbers 6:24-26. This blessing was showered upon me as a child and I wanted to do the same for our children. I hunted on Etsy and found a shop called To Such As These Designs that had some fun wall hangings for sale, including one with this scripture. I purchased two of them, then paused to read the shop's profile. This lady named Cindi started this Etsy shop to pay off debt from their recent adoption of their youngest son from Ethiopia. Wow. Hi God. I messaged her that we are headed into foster care and hopefully adoption and told her these scriptures would be in our kids' rooms. She has a wonderful Etsy shop and I encourage you to click here to check out her items and buy some to support their adoption!
Anyway, the wall hangings I purchased were printed on matte board, so I needed to get some frames for them. I needed 11 x 14 frames, but with no glass. I found some unfinished frames at Hobby Lobby and bought some white paint and wall hanger pieces and set to work.
I hammered the hangers onto the backs of them with itty-bitty terribly hard to work with nails, then I cut some thin strips from 3M squares to adhere the matte board to the frames. They turned out great!
Things are movin' right along in our quest to get ready for foster care. Our house is currently topsy turvy from rearranging and decluttering. I've lost count of how many times we have been to Lowe's in the past week... But we received our next batch of paperwork yesterday and our official invitation to our training classes, so we're about to get this show on the road!
I stumbled into your blog this morning looking for some budget help (thank you by the way.) But I ended up reading all your posts about the children you are preparing for. I'm a wife, a mom of 2 girls and a school teacher....I've seen way too many children would be so completely blessed to come to their forever home with you and your husband. You are getting ready for maybe the hardest best most beautiful thing a mom and dad can do for their child.....raising a family the way you believe is best. Carry on Miss Anna Pie. Listen to the Lord. Cross all your t's and dot all your i's...but bring your family home!! I'll be praying for you two!!ReplyDelete
Norah in California