Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Want a great looking shirt?

It's so neat how people who "get" adoption want to help other families bring home their babies. That is exactly what is going on over at Ordinary Hero. If you have followed my blog for long, you know that I totally heart this organization. So here's what they are up to for National Adoption Awareness month. If you purchase shirts from them and put "Shawn and Polly" on the "add special instructions to seller" memo line.... they will donate $10. per shirt to help us bring Esther home. How cool is that?! And, they have the most awesome shirts! I thought our adoption shirt rocked, until I ordered THIS:Then I ordered these for all of my kiddosThese are the softest shirts ever.... if you have seen my kids in the past week... then I'm sure you've seen this new shirt. They have worn them numerous times because they like them so much. And I love that because it equals less laundry for me. No, I have not washed them every day.... around here, you only wash "dirty" clothes (really dirty clothes).
You can check out all the shirt styles at Ordinary Hero's blog and I'm certain you'll find one you love. If you make a purchase, please leave our name and help us raise some funds! Thank you for your support friends!
God continues to blow us away with the ways that HE is providing for this adoption. He actually did something today that was so amazing it deserves it's own post... so look for that in a few days. At this point, if you see me please DO NOT say what so many people have said to me in the past few months...."I would adopt in a second, if I could afford it". I may just unload my heart on you with out thinking twice. We told God we couldn't afford it and He told us HE KNEW THAT! Like we thought He was clueless to our "jacked up" finances.... : ) He said, "You can't afford it, but I CAN".... and He is making believers out of us these days.
Speaking of Him making it happen... let me share a picture of what my hubby brought home from church tonight.

This gift was from this special little girl!

Yes, both of these girls are very special to us.... Kelsie (on the right) is the little sister that I never had a.k.a big sister to all our kids a.k.a mentor to our teen daughter.... and the list could go on and on. Savannah is Kelsie's younger sister. (Does that picture scream; "I'm proud of my big sister" or what?)
You see a few weeks ago Savannah's family had a yard sale and she set up a lemonade stand to raise money to help us get Esther home. I love a child with a heart for others and this little lady has one. Thank you Vannah for loving Esther.... I can't wait until you can hug her neck.

Last of all, don't forget to get your name in the drawing for THIS book! You can either leave your name and e-mail in the "comments" below OR you can e-mail me at:
I will be drawing for the winner this week-end!

Happy National Orphan Awareness Month!


  1. I came across your blog while I was doing my Christmas shopping and wanted to let you know that I have an online store and would to help you fundraise for your adoption. We have a passion for the orphans and want to help others bring their little ones home. The website it My personal blog is Whoever you send to the store and makes a purchase wether it be already made or custom, we will donate 30% of our profit directly to you for your adoption. They would just need to tell your name on their order. My email address is Blessings to you and your little one on the other side,

  2. Polly I don't know you, but I do know (and love) the Dewhurst family!!! I saw on facebook when Sonja posted info about Savannah's lemonade stand - I love that I was able to connect that info to you! I went to college with Melanie, and got to know the whole family when little Savannah was in the hospital a few years ago at the same time as my baby brother. They are all SO precious!

    Love your blog and looking forward to following your journey to Esther. My husband and I are hoping to adopt in a few years so we are passionate about orphan care! We actually just started our own non-profit called The Sound of Hope that cares for orphans and vulnerable children in Swaziland, Kenya, India, and Thailand. (here is our Razoo page - - our website is going live this week!)

    So nice to "meet" you - just reading the past few posts have been so encouraging. I love your heart! And your family is BEAUTIFUL!

  3. Those kids shirts are adorable--I may order them for my crew too. How do you think the sizing runs on them? Is it pretty much on target or do they run small or large?