Last night, Jim and I had the honor of attending Bethany Christian Services Annual Fundraising Gala at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley. Bethany offers service for pregnancy support, adoption, foster care and many other very worthwhile causes. My friend Sharon works there and we were happy to support her and the work Bethany does.
It was cocktail attire, so we got to dress up a bit:
I couldn't believe I could fit into my black dress!! Ty gave Jim pointers on what the wear. I think we cleaned up nicely.
The evening was really nice and meaningful. It started with an hour of apps, cocktails and information booths. Then dinner and the program. There was several people who spoke about being adopted and adopting children through Bethany and information on their new program, Foster Care.
It was over by 9:30pm, which surprised me. Because Lynn was kind enough to come watch the kids over night, Jim and I got a hotel room close to the event and went back there and relaxed and had a few cocktails of our own!
We hope to participate in the event in the future and we walked away with some possibly life changing information. More to come later...maybe.
Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.