Monday, January 18, 2010


As you know this past week was highly emotional for us and although we know God is in control and leading us down this made me pause and question, "Am I really strong enough for this?"
As the week progressed, so did our spirits.  "Sunshine" is still constantly in our thoughts and we pray for her many times a day to be matched with her forever family. We are at peace and know that God place us in our paths to be her prayer warriors! Finally, by the end of the week I gained the resolve to plunge ahead.
Saturday we received a wonderful email from our friends that are fostering to adopt. This email was full of encouragement and spoke of all of the miracles God has performed throughout their process. Such a nice boost.
Saturday morning I attended a Ladies prayer and praise service at church. It was such a sweet time of prayer, sharing, and worship. A blog/email friend of mine came and we got to meet in person for the first time. It is amazing how God allowed our paths to cross and I am so excited for her & her hubby as they begin their journey!
Sunday morning it was my turn to teach our first grade Sunday School class. The lesson was titled "Jesus performs His first miracle." The Bible point was "Jesus did miracles to show us He is God". The verse for the lesson was:
John 20:31  "But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name."
As I taught this lesson, nothing really jumped out at is just the story of Jesus turning the water into wine, one I've heard many times throughout my life.
Sunday afternoon my hubby and I were discussing our daughter, our week, fincances, travel and all of the many things that go along with adoption. It is very hard at times to wait on God; we want to take control, make things happen. I told my husband that afternoon that I think God could give us our daughter in a few months, plop our entire adoption fee in our lap, wrap up every detail, but if He did, then would we lose sight of the miracle and not depend on Him?
Sunday Night as I laid down to sleep, the lesson came to my mind...Jesus did miracles to show us He is God. I thought about this process, how it has brought my husband and I closer than we were He has provided every expense we have needed, when we have needed within pennies of what we He has now placed us as prayer warriors over this baby we have made lifetime friends through this He has crossed our paths with so many examples of His miracle of adoption.
What I fell asleep knowing is that God is not performing a miracle for us, but in us! He is showing us that He is God in one of the most miraculous ways. Even in the womb He is forming a wonderful little girl for our family, that He will reveal to us, then bring to us in His time. All the while He is providing our needs a little at a time, ensuring we continue to place our faith and trust in Him for provision and strength. Each time causing us to ask, why would we doubt such an amazing God? He is the God of miracles...
Prayers Please:
  • January 20th as the our friends go to court, the parental rights of their foster daughter are to be terminated that day, so that they can proceed with their adoption.
  • Amy, Amy, and Chrisie as they are in the begining of their adoption process...for unity and wisdom as they make their many adoption decisions.
  • For "Sunshine" to be matched with her forever family.
  • For our sweet Annalee...

1 comment:

  1. It's so easy to get discouraged in this process. Thanks for the reminder of all God is doing in us and through us, Ellen. Praying for you!