The Great T-shirt swap and Donna Hawkins

It’s time to start blogging about my t-shirt swapping friends.  First up, well actually second after Sarah U., is my sweet friend Donna Hawkins.  Their story is just gorgeous so I’m going to take the liberty of telling you a little bit about them before I do the swap details.

Donna and Mike are a darling couple.  I don’t use that phrase lightly.  They are just one of those married couples that have “I was made for her/I was made for him” written across their foreheads.  God knew what he was doing when he brought them together.  I had the pleasure of meeting the Hawkins when they made an appointment to chat with me about adoption.  Long story short: Donna and Mike battled infertility for 18 years, and they kept the faith!  They finally heard God’s voice in the midst of that struggle and realized his plan for them was adopting a waiting child from China.  What I love about this family is that they embraced adoption as a gift rather than an alternative! You can read more about their story here.

So, on to the swap!  Donna and Mike have set up a t-shirt store with Adoption Bug. Donna arranged to swap the brown  Hope, Joy, Peace (in Charlotte’s size!) for one of our t-shirts.  (It’s on the way Donna, enjoy!)        Great t-shirts for a great cause!

I have a few shirts left, let me know if you want to swap!  I will post another swap story tomorrow.

Oh, and btw: 9 days till Christmas!!

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Erica is an advocate for simplicity, family time, making a cozy home and loving others well. She is the community coordinator for One Orphan, the orphan care ministry of America World Adoption Association. Erica and Calvin have four young children; Elliott, Charlotte, Lola and Liam. They currently reside in Nashville, TN.

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  • Thank you soooooo much for your very sweet words…made me blush a little. 🙂 We are so thankful that we’ve been chosen for this amazing journey and can’t wait to see what God has in store for us!!

    Got my t-shirt today!!! Thank you!! It’s so cute, even more so in person!! Hopefully, yours (or Charlotte’s) arrives soon as well.

    Thanks, again for everything!!


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