We are so happy to announce that on May 13 we got the call about a tiny little 3 month old baby girl! Our agency called us b/c we were open to children with special needs. They called and asked us if we would be interested in reviewing “L’s” file and pray about accepting her referral. Umm….yes!!!!!!!!!! They went on to tell us that L has a very very sick and in need of immediate surgery. We spent several days reviewing her file, praying (and praying & praying & praying!!!!), talking to 3 different doctors/surgeons and talking through everything. By Friday morning we KNEW that L was our daughter. That afternoon we fedexed our referral acceptance to our agency We are still floating in the clouds–we’re just SO EXCITED! We were completey not expecting this, although looking back, I see how God was preparing my heart.
So where do we go from here? Well, I’m glad you asked! Our agency is working diligently to expedite our case b/c of L’s medical situation. We are hoping to hear this week or next when our court date will be. We’re hoping & praying to travel to get her in the next 2 months. Please be praying for sweet L. We have been lead over & over again to pray for God to sustain her. That is the word that God keeps laying on our hearts during our prayer times for her. 2 days before we got our referral I was reading Psalm 146 and I underlined this verse & wrote the date & Jane’s name next to it. Who would have ever imagined how closely I would cling to this verse just 2 days later!
“Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God, the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them–the Lord, who remains faithful forever. He upholds the cause of the oppressed, and gives food to the hungry…The Lord watches over the alien and sustains the fatherless…” (Psalm 146: 5-6, 9)
Unfortunately we can’t share her picture with you quite yet…we have to pass court in Ethiopia first But trust me, as soon as we do I will be posting pictures like a mad woman!! I’m really going to work hard to update my blog more regularly over the coming weeks. I really want to document all of this. So you guys hold me accountable, ok??? I have the slowest computer in the world & I pretty much hate wordpress, so all of that coupled with a severe lack of time tends to lend itself to blogging breaks. But I’m going to try to update more frequently!!
Thank you for praying for sweet L baby!! We cannot walk through this without you praying for us! We have a long road ahead of us, filled with tons of unknowns, but praise God, we have a God who sustains the fatherless!! Rejoicing today!!!!!!!!!!!!