Way Beyond Floored: Bringing Sabrina Home

June 18, 2013 | Posted In 10 Year Anniversary | Share

Kim Barrett shares her family’s experience of receiving a grant to bring Sabrina home at the 10 Year Anniversary Celebration.

We can’t believe it’s been almost four weeks since the 10 Year Anniversary Celebration!  When we walked onto stage with Steven and Mary Beth, we wanted the whole world to know what Show Hope had done for our family; how incredibly blessed we had been because of their love and help in bringing Sarah and Sam home. When Steven said, “…there’s just one more person who wants to say something to you,” and they turned us towards the screen, we didn’t have a clue what was about to unfold!

Tim Tebow popped up on the screen and we were both thinking, “Sooooo cool! Even Tim Tebow is wishing Show Hope a happy anniversary!” just like so many others had done throughout the night. It was only when he addressed us by name that we finally began to realize what was happening! We were beyond floored (way beyond)!

Show Hope Executive Director Scott Hasenbalg and Tim Tebow Foundation Executive Director Erik Dellenback with the Barratt Family

When Steven and Mary Beth turned to welcome Scott Hasenbalg and Erik Dellenback to the stage (Executive Directors of Show Hope and the Tim Tebow Foundation, respectively), the reality of what had just happened began to sink in. Astonished, speechless, shocked, and overwhelmingly

humbled, I don’t know that we caught half of what anyone said after that moment – all we could think of was Sabrina and what a great relief it was to know that we now had the ability to bring her home – that God was providing a way.

Thank you Show Hope and the Tim Tebow Foundation for your amazing generosity in helping us, and so many others, bring home our beautiful miracles – our children.  Thank you for providing such loving support and encouragement over the years; and for helping us to SEE what God can do when we give Him our lives. We pray that God would continue to bless you in miraculous ways so that you can continue to show hope to the world through His love!

We are finally coming to the end of our paper chase and are hopeful that our dossier will be logged in with China next week. We hope to travel for her by the beginning of fall and get butterflies just thinking about that day!

In the meantime, we are preparing for her as we wait – Mike assembled her crib and her highchair is on the way.  We will be pulling much of Sarah’s baby clothing out of retirement in the coming days and cannot wait to finally hold her!  Thank you so much for all you continue to do to bring waiting children around the world into the love and nurture of family through adoption.

Show Hope 10 Year Anniversary Recap >>> showhope.org/sh10yr

Become a sponsor and restore the hope of a family to more waiting children like Sabrina! >>> showhope.org/sponsor

The Barrett Family and Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman

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  • regina

    Wow! What a beautiful story! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!