If you’re a parent, you understand that a baby is a blessing and a true gift from God. Not everyone is blessed with this gift. Not everyone can afford this gift. However, we all know that sometimes God works in mysterious ways.
This couple were trying to have a baby, but were experiencing some difficult times, so they turned to adoption. Little did they know how expensive adoption was. Lucky for them they got a little help from the “Fixer Upper” stars, Chip and Joanna Gaines, and that’s when things began to change. Some might call it a miracle, but Kenzi Reddick would say “all the glory goes to God”.
Austin and Kenzi Reddick from North Carolina have been trying to get pregnant and have even tried fertility drugs with no luck. They were at the point of running out of money and couldn’t afford more treatments.
They decided to go the adoption route when they realized it would cost around $20,000 to adopt. They had no idea where the money was going to come from.
Kenzi had an Etzy store, Swallows Grace, where she sells coffee mugs with clever quotes. She decided to post on the store page “100% of the proceeds will go directly to bringing our baby home! Our goal is to make and sell 1,000 coffee mugs to get us to the 20,000 mark.”
Kenzi has cleverly made a few mugs with quotes from her favorite show, Fixer Upper. Some of those quotes included, “did somebody say SHIPLAP,” and, “JOANNA GAINES IS MY SPIRIT ANIMAL.”
What Kenzi didn’t know was that not only was she fans of Chip and Joanna Gaines but they were fond of her as well. Chip posted a picture of him holding the, “JOANNA GAINES IS MY SPIRIT ANIMAL,” on this Instagram page with a shout-out to Swallows Grace.
Chip wrote, “She really is. (Thanks for the rad mugs @shallowsgrace).” This posted linked all their followers to Kenzi’s Etzy store where they could purchased her mugs.
That is when the miracle of bringing a new baby home began! Chip and Joanna’s shout-out brought thousands to the store where they literally sold a truck load of mugs.
It was not long after the huge sale that they welcomed their bundle of joy into their home. Lane Everett Reddick was born just a month after they were able to afford the adoption.
Kenzi shared her deepest thank you to all those who bought mugs. “Thank you for helping to fill the holes we have in our hearts.” she wrote.
“All the glory goes to God for the greatest blessing we have ever known, our son.” Kenzie shared.
Now that’s a great feel good story! There are not too many celebrities that actually take their stardome to do good in the world. This simple post on social media by Chip Gaines, star of the “Fixer Uppers” did more to fix the hearts of this young couple than they could have ever dreamed of.
This baby is not only a blessing, but a true “gift” from God that the Riddicks will truly treasure for their entire life. Thanks be to God!
Amen! Amen! Amen!
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