Friday, September 12, 2008
Today I am thankful for our great friends and family. I am especially thankful for those of you who give us the encouragement (and admonition) that we so desperately need right now. I haven't blogged here for awhile, it was my sincere hope that the next blog I wrote would be about our referral. I continue to stand in amazement at the way that God has used this entire adoption journey to draw us nearer to him. We have depended on him every step of the way and he has been more than faithful to us. One of the amazing things that has occurred through it all is they way that we have been drawn together with other people that have a heart for God and want to see him glorified through the way that we respond to orphans. We have been overwhelmed by the way that folks that had been complete strangers have responded to us through prayer, advice, encouragement and support. We count so many of you as friends and are blessed by the way that you have affected our life. I am sometimes just overwhelmed by the amazing grace of our loving Lord. We have been so affected by our adoption journey and we don't even know who it is that God has predestined to be our daughter, but this thing I know, that it is all according to his perfect will and for his Glory. I can't imagine what it will be like when we see her face, know her name and meet her face to face.
This journey has caused us to reevaluate our lives and rethink what is really important and necessary in our life. It has caused me to think about how I can become more involved in ministry (as a vocation) and how we can do more to get the church involved in orphan care. I know that so many of you share the same thoughts and desires, pray that God will help to make the way clear for us to understand the path that he has laid out before us. We are approaching 5 months of waiting for a referral and tend to be more anxious than we need be. Please pray that we will continue to trust in the one that does all things perfectly, according to HIS timing and not our own.