So let me get this straight. Not only did we finance our adoption, we lost our sweet, precious adopted son, but now we faced financing his funeral that cost almost $13,000???!! Life really looked hopeless and meaningless to me. As an accountant, it was even more tragic and devastating to be in financial ruins because I should have made sure the finances were in line. Expect the unexpected is very common lingo in the financial world!! How could this be happening!?
Anyway, I share all this to say that upon learning about this hardship our pastor launched an online (through our church’s website) campaign called “Brandon’s Fund” to help offset the costs of the funeral. Friends, family members, fellow BBA parents, church family, co-workers and many others went online and donated to this fund. Yesterday we were presented with a check for the exact amount of our funeral expenses of $12,822.35!!!!!!! What an absolute and tremendous blessing that was to our family. Words cannot even begin to express the gratitude that we feel to all of you who contributed to this. On behalf of our family, thank you so much for your kindness and for the sacrifices you guys made to carry this burden for us. May God bless you tremendously for your kindness to our family.