Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A Brother's Love Giveaway

Thank you all SO MUCH for helping us bring Brave and Ever (Saige) home!!!! The drawing will take place on Friday, April 17th! Stay tuned for the winners!!

Sunday morning was Wild Hair Day at church. For weeks, our oldest son, Koah, was trying to decide what he wanted to do to participate in that day. After doing some research, he decided that he wanted to be Albert Einstein. He worked hard on coming up with ideas of what he wanted to do, and finally, we ended up with this.

And, just for fun, this is what his sisters ended up doing.

When I came to get them from children's church, one of the workers approached me to tell me about the sweet thing Koah had done. He had won the crazy hair contest for the boys, which meant that he won a $25 Walmart gift card. He approached the children's pastor quietly and attempted to give the gift card back so that they could pick another boy to win the gift card. He had been the boy winner during scientist day at church several weeks before, and so he felt it only fair that another boy win the gift card. They insisted that it was his, and he should keep it. Hearing what he did made me proud, but it didn't surprise me. That is just the type of person he is, and I honestly think it has much to do with what he has experienced with his baby brother, Isaac, and with his other siblings with special needs (you can read Part 1 here: What About Your "Other" Children )

We had not even reached home yet when Koah handed me that same gift card and said that he wanted me to use it to help with the adoption. During this adoption, he has been trying to come up with ways to earn money to bring his brother and sister home, but this one made my heart melt. I know $25 may not sound like a huge amount to many, and considering we are still almost $13,000 short, it wouldn't make a huge dent. But, to an 11 year old little boy, who shares a home with 5 other siblings, almost all of them with special needs, there aren't many times that he gets to buy a toy just because. He doesn't even earn an allowance, especially while we are in the middle of adopting. That $25 could have bought him a very nice toy, but he willingly gave it with such a giving heart.

You see, he has known loss. He lost his little brother to heaven almost 3 years ago due to complications of his severe heart defect. He has known fear, as he faced his own heart surgery to repair his heart defect that had gone undiagnosed for 7 1/2 years. And he knows that his brother on the other side of the world will die due to his heart defects if we can't get to him in time. Please help us bring his brother and sister home before it is too late. We leave in less than 3 days and we are still almost $11,000 short!!!!

His selfless gift inspired this next fundraiser: A Brother's Love Giveaway. I would LOVE to see that first $25 donation turn into something BIG to show him just how much he truly helped bring his brother and sister home.

And, so here it is: For every $10 donation to our adoption account ( Brave and Saige for the Wetherington Family ), you will be given 2 entries in the giveaway. You can win 1 free entry per day by sharing, but you will need to email me at to let me know that you have shared. And the part that I am sure you have been waiting for, the prizes:

Grand Prize:

Apple iPad Air 16GB Wi-Fi

(generously donated by an anonymous donor)

First Prize: 
$100 donation to winner's choice of any waiting child's grant or family's grant on Reece's Rainbow


Other Prizes:

$25 Walmart Gift Card

(donated by Koah)


$50 Amazon Gift Card

(donated by Melissa Moos)  


$25 Visa Gift Card

(donated by Dawn Brook)

Ebags Slim Packing Cubes

(set of 3 raspberry)

Custom Burlap Art

(winner chooses design from here: Bravely Ever After Burlap Art

You Make Me Brave
navy marble v-neck size: XS

Be the Voice
navy canvas raglan size: S

Be the Voice
white marble v-neck size: M

Be the Voice
Canvas charcoal raglan size: L

Be the Voice
charcoal dolman size: XL


$10 Build a Bear Gift Card

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