“Bottom line is, even if you see them coming, you're not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does.
So, what are we, helpless? Puppets? Nah. The big moments are gonna come, you can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that counts. That's
when you find out who you are." - Joss Whedon

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Mariners Game

Hello Everyone!!

We just wanted to let you know that the Seattle Mariners are holding a special night to celebrate adoption! We hope to set up a table in order to share with others more about FSA and LDSFS! If you would be interested in volunteering at this booth, please send me an email.

The Mariners are also looking at providing scholarships for those who would like to attend but would not due to cost. Please contact me also if you are interested in a scholarship.

We are so excited about this event!

I will be posting more info sometime this week, as the Mariners just finished all specific details earlier today. We will update you with the latest once we receive the news!


Galen & Kimberly Mecham

Here is a letter that came to us from the Mariners:

Hello Friends

As the son of an adoptee, I personally know a little of the pain and joy of adoption from my own mother's life experience, so it pleases me to be the first to let you know that May 1st 2009 will be the first of what I hope, is many "We Are Family" nights here at Safeco Field. This will be an evening when we will be able to recognize and honor foster families, adoption and adoptee's, birth families and the professionals who work so hard to ensure that all kids in the Northwest can have a positive future surrounded by a family that loves and respects them.

As it stands now, the basics are these: Tickets will be priced at $11, to allow more family's and co-workers an opportunity for an affordable evening out.

When your families, co-workers and guests arrive at the game, they will be able to check in at a table we have set up, where they may claim a special promotional "thank you," gift from the Mariners with We Are Family discreetly displayed on it.

Before the game we will tell a few stories of adoption or foster family's success and inspiration, and someone will be chosen to throw out the first pitch.

At the beginning of the 4th inning, any group that has sold 40 tickets or more will have their name up on the scoreboard for recognition.

We think this night is going to be a very special event for everyone involved.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Let's Get Together!!!

We are planning a Spring Fling in late April! The date will be posted for you this week. We will also be sending out a newsletter on Tuesday! So keep an eye open for it in the mail.

Galen and I have also been in touch with the Portland and Spokane FSA Co-Chairs and have been filled with lots of sweet ideas. We would love to celebrate those involved in the adoption triad and thus we are looking to do some special projects. We will need volunteers--and these projects can be done at your house and sent to the LDSFS office. Curious to what these projects are? Keep a look out for your FSA newsletter!

So many ideas keep rushing to our minds and we are excited to see them come to pass. We look forward to working beside you as our FSA family in promoting and celebrating Adoption! We are so grateful for you! We hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Have a great night everybody!

Go Adoption!

-Galen & Kimberly Mecham