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Friday, November 20, 2009

So Thankful

Who says miracles don't happen? They're crazy.

People, I haven't written to relay our good news, because, well, I've been speechless for a while now. I've been treasuring things in my own heart. I've been enjoying thanking God quietly, just between the two of us but I can't keep quiet any longer. I have to share our wonderful news.

Between the donations we received for the garage sale, some generous Paypal donors and some Just Love Coffee sales together with the generosity of certain married couple who are humble and extremely generous donors the Lord has provided for our dossier submission fees. ALL of them.

*GASP* I can't even believe I am able to type that sentence out!

Who does that kind of thing?

People who care about orphans more than they care about themselves. That's who.

We are so humbled. It's hard to find the right words to express the amount of gratitude we feel for such gifts. It won't keep me from trying, though! It's super important to us to make sure people know just how much we've benefited from the faithfulness and support of others. We couldn't have done this alone.

What more is there to say than THANK YOU!? Thanks to all of you for loving us and for loving A* even while you don't know him yet! Thank you for living life with your eyes, hearts and hands wide open and with a willingness to live a faith that bleeds. WE. LOVE. YOU.

Thank you God our Provider for answering our prayers in an unmistakable and unexpected way. May You receive ALL the glory, honor and praises You are due!

We are still saving for our travel fees and airfare but are confident that we are able to cover those expenses quickly. I feel as if a weight has been lifted off knowing that money will not prevent A* from coming home in a timely manner.

This is another door flung wide open to prepare the speedy arrival of our second son.

I'm in danger of becoming a broken record but I have to say it one more time: God provides for special needs kids and the families that endeavor to rely on Him to meet their needs!!! If you are a family that is standing on the edge of taking a leap of faith for a special needs child I encourage you to keep praying for God to move mountains and watch what He does!

Galatians 6:2- Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

John 13:35- By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.

1John 4:7- Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

John 13:14- A new command I give you: love one another. As I have loved you so you must love one another.

Our official theme song for this adoption:


beBOLDjen said...

Okay I love the video but it's driving me NUTS that they got the lyrics wrong. It's:
I will dance
I will SEEM
to be mad for my King.

Just had to put that out there. Yes, I know it's a little OCD of me.

ajshaw said...

I love that song, and we've been singing it church!! This is great news. Our God definitely has a heart for These special kids...and He shows it!!

Stacey said...

So excited to hear this big news, Jen! I love following your journey of faith. A is truly blessed with such a wonderful Mama!

Heather Brandt said...

What wonderful news! God is being glorified through the beautiful adoption journey to your son!


Apryl said...

I'm SO glad I read this--I was just talking to Seth about you and wondered what was going on with your adoption finances. God will provide, he does for all of us--but it's still SO hard to just go with that. I think how and get nervous instead of getting excited to see HOW God will make it all happen. What an amazing answer to prayer!!

Dietrich & Amy Lusse said...

Wow!!! AWESOME!!! It's been so long since I stopped by your glad I did tonight!! :) Amazing!
You know, I miss the amazement we had through out the whole adoption process...seeing his miraculous hand every step of the way... God truly loves, cares for, and provides for the orphans! I will remember that as we pray about when and how with another adoption. :)
So excited for you guys!!

markgumm said...

I can relate to your thoughts and sentiments in this post very well. Thought of you and D as I was writing my latest post - make sure you guys watch the video i posted.