As a verb according to The Free Dictionary it means all of the following
to lower in condition, importance, or dignity; abase; mortify.
to destroy the independence or will of; subdue.
to make meek: to humble one's heart
A noun according to The Free Dictionary meaning
"The organized activity or an instance of soliciting money or pledges, as for charitable organizations or political campaigns."
Together what these words mean to us.To open your life up for the entire world to see. To say here is our story please support us.
It means asking those that know us and don't know us to give to a cause they don't truly understand. To say basically we have the money to support them, we just don't have it to bring them home. And to open yourself up to ridicule and to have your children there to witness it. To have God work in ways you had not imagined! To have people who don't even know you support you and pray for you!
This is a hard option and it is one we did not move to easily. We had hoped for it to be different, but it is what it is and we are about to be parents of two little boys. We know without that humble part it would not be possible.