Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Thanks and Other News

How does one begin to say thank you? Thank you for bringing us one step closer to our son/daughter. Thank you for giving us hope when sometimes hope seems lost. Thank you for being an answer to our prayer the night before; literally. I'm not exactly sure how one says thank you for all that. It seems almost too much for someone to do for us: a young married couple trying to follow God's plan in adopting this child of our hearts. Yet someone did do that. Someone, once again, anonymously gave to us. What a blessing! I don't want to say thank you to just that person though because there are more of you out there who can't give financially, yet you continually bless us. Each one of you who pray for us, talk to us about the adoption, give us a hug and tell us you are sorry; we thank you all! If you are reading this post, you have most certainly been a part of bringing our child home. For that, we cannot thank you enough. God has been speaking to my heart this week about being thankful for everything. So I chose to start at home and thank those closest to me. You are a part of that group of people. I love and appreciate each and everyone of you. I look forward to the day that I can post a picture of my child, or introduce you to him/her and with tears in my eyes tell you that it is because of you he/she is in my arms.

In other news, I was able to re-apply for one grant-Katelyn's Fund. So those of you who love to specifically pray, we would appreciate prayers that the work on that one is not in vain. We are still waiting to hear back from National Adoption Foundation (this one I apply for quartely), Gift of Adoption (they keep pushing our review back), and Sophie's Foundation. The rest of our grants to re-apply for have not yet reached a year so we need to wait just a bit longer. Please just pray for favor and that God would open Heaven for us so that all this work is not for nothing. We would appreciate it so very much.

Once again, thank you for being with us on our journey and please don't stop! We need you! I don't know how much longer of a journey we will have, but I'd love to have you along for the ride. Not only to encourage me, but also so that you can see the glory of God when it is all done and that babe is in our arms!

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