Monday, September 28, 2009

God's Path

How I know God ordained this path for us.

#1 Christa: God placed her in my life so when I lost the referral, I had someone to talk to who understood, had walked this exact path, and clung to God though this process. Incidentally she also has three boys! (Losing a referral is an unusual thing and doesn’t happen frequently so this is truly Gods divine hand.)

#2 His presence: He has been exceptionally close and has sustained me in countless ways. His presence has been sweetly comforting and has given me a peace that truly passes my understanding.

#3 We had already discussed losing a referral long before we ever got a referral.

#4 Each morning I get up, the lessons, sermons, or chapters I read for my devotions has dealt with God’s sovereignty, His incredible love, or His compassion for us. Every morning He continually reminds me that He loves me and is near.

#5 Our next baby’s name will be Addison Hope: Addison after this baby we lost (Her name was Brooke Addison), and Hope because God has given me great hope even in sadness. Her name will be a testament to His faithfulness. To Him the glory.

#7 The Bible teaches this: "In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps." -Proverbs 16:9

Sidenote: We truly thank you for your prayers. They mean so much to us. We are overwhelmed with your concern, and the fact that so many have decided to pray for us and Brooke. Little Brooke needs much prayer, so we thank for your continued prayers as well.

1 comment:

  1. Hello, I'm not sure of how you lost your referral , but we lost one too and I thought I would share our story. We received a referral for a boy on New Year's Eve last year and waited 6 months for his visa. On June 23rd we got the call that his parents had come back and wanted to keep him. We were devastated because we were so in love with him. We have now requested a girl because we will have to use our open immigration paperwork for China and will probably pull our paperwork out from China. We have been waiting over 3 months for another referral and our agency hasn't gotten a girl in since May 5th. I am so at peace though. It's amazing how God can take away all the fear and anxiety. I know that everyting happens for a reason and that there is a special little girl out there for us and we will meet her when the time is right. I too have another adoption buddy who I swear was placed in my life by Him. I couldn't have made it through this without her. Hang in there and I will pray for strength for you. If you would like to talk more please email me.

    Kara O