Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Are you ready to SMILE?

It's official...Brynne's Smiles is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation! Check out all the updates on our website by clicking the tabs at the top. More updates to come!

April's SMILE will be up soon...

Thanks for your support & don't forget to S.M.I.L.E.!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Step by Step...then RUN!

So the process of creating Brynne's Smiles hasn't necessarily been long or difficult at all, but I look back over the last two years and am fulfilled by seeing how each twist and turn in our journey has lead us to where we are today. I know that being able to see God's purpose isn't always easy or clear and I'm not saying I know or understand every detail of why God chose us for this journey. BUT, what I am sure of is that this is what we are supposed to do and every thing we've dealt with, every person God has put in our path, every prayer that has been prayed has brought us here.

So where is HERE?

HERE is one step closer to getting the 501(c)3 status as a non-profit (Janzten faxed the paperwork today!).
HERE is having a board of directors who not only love our family but love the Lord and want to share His love with others. (Our first board meeting was last night and I cannot express the joy it was to have all of these amazing people in one room. Each one of them has a God given gift and we are so blessed to have them all on our team.)
HERE is already having multiple offers for volunteers, funds and prayers. (We're working on a volunteer database and a bank account and will accept members and donations REALLY soon! Thank you to everyone who has already pledged their time, talents and funds.)
HERE is being at peace. (Having taken our journey step by step even though some of them seemed really small steps, and other steps felt as if we were dragging our feet, God has brought us this far and will continue to carry us on!)
HERE is being prepared to take advantage of every opportunity to share God's love and help in any situation we possibly can through the Jon Jon Fund!
HERE is being ready to RUN! (literally! not only are we ready to take off running with Brynne's Smiles but in training for next year's Trooper McDonald Memorial Race. I'm GOING to RUN the 5k!)

I wish I could express in words how grateful we are to each one of you for supporting us along the way and we continually ask for your prayers as we follow God's plan for our lives and Brynne's Smiles.

Thank you!! and don't forget to S.M.I.L.E.!!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Success! The 1st of many S.M.I.L.E.S.!

The first S.M.I.L.E. was a success! We can't wait to deliver over $450 worth of baby supplies to Garza County Victim's Assistance, Women's Protective Services and Lubbock Dream Center. We are so blessed by the overwhelming response to our first endeavor and can't wait to see what God can do with our little smile!

Thank you to all of you who donated. We pray you are blessed beyond measure as you are blessing others.

If you know of anyone or an organization that we can help, please let us know!

Until next time...& don't forget to S.M.I.L.E.!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Our first S.M.I.L.E! (& you can help!)

We've been praying for our first opportunity to share a S.M.I.L.E. through the Jon Jon Fund and as I was looking at the ads in the Sunday paper, I found it! CVS has a great deal this week... if you spend $25 you get a FREE umbrella stroller ($17.99 value) and God just laid it on my heart that this could be our first S.M.I.L.E.! There is a limit of 1 per customer, so I thought if anyone wanted to join with us and go to CVS and get this deal then we would donate all the baby supplies and strollers to three different places - Garza County Victim's Assistance, Women's Protective Services in Lubbock and the Lubbock Dream Center. Below is the ad. I will be going every day to get my $25 worth. Email to let us know if you want to particpate! We can come by and pick up your donations or email me for drop-off locations.

If you know of another need we can help with or know of another location to donate these baby supplies please feel free to let us know! And don't forget to S.M.I.L.E.!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Jon Jon Fund

Today was an awesome event...the Trooper McDonald Memorial Race! We got the amazing opportunity to celebrate the life of our good friend Jonathan McDonald and show Laura and Kacyn how much we love them. We are humbled by the fact that Laura chose to donate the proceeds of the race to Brynne.

Part of the proceeds will also go to establish the Jon Jon fund, which will be the primary fund for Brynne's Smiles.

Jonathan McDonald was an amazing man and we want to carry on his loving and sharing spirit by sharing with others. Those we share with will not have to have a medical need. There are many people with all sorts of needs and we want to help.

We are so blessed by the outpouring of love and support. Brynne's Smiles is our way of paying forward all the blessings we have received.

Feel free to join with us in Sharing More in Life's Everyday Struggles by donating, letting us know about a need we can help with or most of all praying with us!

Thank you for your support and don't forget to S.M.I.L.E.!