Tuesday, November 29, 2011

God's promise!

This is what I saw out of my front door within hours of receiving Lizzie's picture!

God is good! Lizzie is coming home!

We have received a referral for our precious daughter.  We are thankful and excited and humbled by God's goodness and grace.  She is 5 years old and will turn 6 on Friday, December 2.  She has dark blonde curls and brown eyes and is so precious.  We are falling more and more in love with her as we stare at her picture!
She had a rough start in life, weighing only a pound and a half.  She is definitely a miracle!
We hope to go get her the end of January!
God has clearly directed this journey in our lives and there is nothing I would change. (Ok - maybe the fingerprint issue - but there were lessons to learn there as well!)
It hasn't been easy and takes so much faith.  I have been stretched beyond where I thought I could stretch, and I know the journey is only just beginning.  Walking by faith is scary.  This really has been like walking through a dark forest with only a flash light in front of me- step by step and trusting God.
God's word has become such a comfort to me and I truly crave it now and have a hunger to know Him more each day.
I am so thankful for my husband whose faith is so BIG!  Where I doubt, he is confident.  Where I fear, he is fearless.
I love that God - and only God- can help us love more deeply as He molds and shapes us.  Walking through this process of faith and prayer as a family has already been an amazing blessing!  I can't imagine all God has in store for us when we become a family of 5!
Ephesians 3:20-21
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory.... forever and ever!  Amen.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


"Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion.  for the LORD is a God of justice.  Blessed are all who WAIT for him!"  Isaiah 30:18
We are blessed to wait, to learn patience and trust and faithfulness at a level I never imagined.  We began this process exactly one year ago.  I would have promised that I just couldn't wait a year - and I couldn't have in my own strength.
Please continue to pray for paperwork to be processed in Hungary for children to be available for adoption, please pray that Lizzie is in this group!  Please pray that George will be burdened by getting our daughter to her family.  I pray that he will not be able to get her off his mind and will do all in his power to make this happen soon!
One day - I am going to post really big news on this blog!  And I will be screaming so loudly my neighbors will hear :).
Thanks for waiting and praying with us!