Today, God opened a massive door for us! As I type this I am crying with emotions right now. Today God helped us meet 2 big matching grants that is helping us get to China. Are we fully funded yet? No, BUT, once we get our 5/5/5 grant we should be funded, or very close enough to be able to take the rest on our own! PRAISE GOD!!!
Each adoption journey is very different, and a different walk with God. I can now share that the entire adoption process, I had a peace that passes all understanding! I had not had that with other adoptions, and this one was a peaceful walk. Now I am not going to lie and tell you that every moment of my day, or every turn in this adoption I was at total peace. I did have moments that my flesh was asking HOW IN THE WORLD ARE WE GOING TO DO THIS?!! I wanted to throw my hands up in the air, and I did, at times and I would cry out to God and say YOUR will, YOUR direction, and ONLY if it is from YOU! I turned It right back to him and said I can’t do it, but if it is your will, You CAN! I have to tell you that at those times, I still felt a peace I had never felt before. A peace that their is a reason, and a timing and to trust. I don’t know if that makes sense, but that is the only way I can describe it.
Now, a little girl is about to get her world rocked, changed, and never be the same. I want to ask for prayer that God will prepare her heart for this new journey she is about to embark on. God goes before us, and I need him to go before us with Emma. Also, please pray for our entire family I can not even begin to tell you how many families I have seen this past few months who have suffered immense stress, heartache, and pain right at the adoption times! A few of them have been in country and their children have been run over by cars by a freak accident. Satan is MAD! He is MAD that we are bringing a little one into our home and that she is going to hear about the Love of Jesus and know a Savior who loves her! Please keep our entire family covered in prayer as I leave, and come home! This has to be my most important plea I have for our family!
Lastly and not least….Thank you just doesn’t seem like enough to those who have prayed, shared, cried, yelled and posted my posts! I pray over each of you who help us and I always ask God to send you and extra blessing and to show you how you have helped us. I do plan on paying it forward and working on ways to help other families who are in process when I get home. I use to be an admin for anonymous Angels and had to take a break because of things I was dealing with Bella. Now I feel I am over that hump and will ask God how he will use me to help other families. When you are in the trenches of adoption together, it doesn’t seem so lonely! Hugs to everyone…..Love you all, and thank you!!