Friday, December 24, 2010

When Thank You Doesn't Seem Enough

As part of our process we have had to request help from others. Also, being as family is incredibly important to both of us, we have needed their support and prayer.

How does one really say, "Thank You"? Those words just do not seem to be enough to express how we feel towards our family and friends who have joined us on this journey.

So off to Blogger world I went......

I found an idea which I thought I could do myself. 
I have been following a Blog, Domesticated Diva and found this link on her blog:

I didn't buy them, but thought I could give it a shot and create similar item to give as gifts to show our love and thankfulness.
First I went to my dear friend, Joann's Fabric and got the materials I believed I needed.
Then I printed a photo graphic of Africa and shrunk it down. From there, I used some holiday scrapbooking paper to create my image.

As I have shared before, coffee IS Ethiopia and very much embedded in their history and culture.

After fashioning all my materials together.....
Here's what we came up with...
Drum Roll

Now, I haven't quite figured out the safest way to ship these little guys....they are so fragile.
So if you haven't received yours yet and you're reading this......
I will be on it's way...just afraid of shipping.

Happy Holidays to Everyone!
We love you VERY much!
x's & o's

Erika and Tim


Keeping up with the Birmele's said...

Such a thoughtful thank you!!! Priceless really and we are all happy to support you any way we can!!! Love you!!!

kera said...

I have chills....really! It's true!! I LOVE these Flerzy!! Not sure I'm getting one but I would LOVE 1!!!

Erika Reiner said...

Oh kerz........

you have one with your name all over it!!! are you kidding!!???!?!!??

except I am scared to send it. i am going to give it a shot this week. if it breaks, know it won't hurt my feelings. i will remake one for you and try again or when i see you next. so no worries.

loves you....


Erika Reiner said...

simply amazing.
you're such a beautiful friend. i love you tons!!!

p.s. i have yours too.... i will bring it by this weekend!!!

our social worker told us tonight....HOME STRETCH!!!


kera said...

mmmmm those words "home stretch"....I have chills again! EEEEEEKKKKKK I could scream but I might scare my kids!

Keeping up with the Birmele's said...

I agree with Kera...WOW!!! Those are some exciting words to hear!!! Praying for a speedy home stretch! :)

Thank you so much for making me another one...I was SICK! A precious keepsake that our family will always treasure!