Wednesday, September 1, 2010


My heart is over flowing with God's goodness.

                            "Yours, O Lord is greatness and the power and the glory and the victory, and the majesty for all that is in the heavens and the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and give your strength to all. And now we thank you, our God and praise your glorious name." 1Chronicles29:11-13
    We were having a rough couple of weeks, we spent a lot of time in prayer, trying our best to give things to the Lord, trying to rely on Him and then out of nowhere God wanted to send us some love and encouragement.......

   On Sunday I got a phone call from a dear friend that I unfortunately haven't even spoken to in a really long time. She told me to go check my mailbox. We received a note, Africa silly bands, and money towards our adoption. What a blessing!!!! That selfless donation (just like all of them) brought us a lot closer to being able to send in our paper work.The words "Thank you" are just not enough. Then just when I thought God was through blessings us, our door bell rang on Tuesday.

         I was excited to see who it was, because I love this family very much and have not seen them in over a year. At first I thought they were just stopping by, but they had more for us. Let me first explain something that I just really don't want anyone to miss. This couple was out of town all summer, they still tithed, but kept it to the side until God told them where it should go. That in itself is amazing. Tithing money that they need, and they didn't even know where it was going to go, but they faithfully did it anyway. Just let it sit there. Then at some point ( I have no idea when ) God told them where to give it. They wrote us a check for our son.........(Thank you Jesus)...... We are now able to submit our dossier. It is truly incredible, I couldnt stop shaking for joy and tears were streaming down my face, I just couldn't believe what God, through wonderful  people, had just did within the last two days. He is truly faithful and funds what He favors. I have seen God do amazing things for other adoptions and He has done so many incredible things for ours as well. I feel so blessed that now I have stories that I can share with others that will bring Him glory. Again the words "Thank you" are just not enough.

      All of you that have donated, or bought shirts or jewelry and all if you that have prayed. You have truly blessed my heart. Such a selfless thing to do and I am truly undeserving of it all, but will forever be grateful. I know that we are not done with our adoption and fund raising, but this humble girl feels a HUGE burden lifted off and I finally feel like this is real, this is going to happen, we are actually going to get our baby boy. **tears**

      As you can see by  the thermometer, we are a little over what we need WOO HOO!! That extra money will go towards our referral fee of being able to say YES! to our son when we get it, but right now I just want to leave it and I just want to focus on being a waiting family and swimming in God's abundant grace and love. As soon as our paper work reaches Ethiopia and we are on the list I will let every know what number we are. :D

    Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for listening to the Lord, for giving out of your poverty, and trusting Him. Thank you Jesus for calling us to this humbling place of adopting, fund raising, and relying on you in ways we would have never dream. THANK YOU <3

                        To God be the Glory!


  1. Praise the Lord! how awesome it is when God shows off just when you get discouraged and keep your faith in Hime, he always provides. amazing to see what He's doing in the life of your adoption. so happy for you!

  2. I have been giggling with the Lord's abundant joy since hearing the news!!

  3. Awwww....LOVE seeing God show up like that! Thanks for sharing your story of relying on Him! CONGRATS on sending in your Dossier! Enjoy the weightless feeling of NO PAPERWORK (for now)!!! HUGE step closer to your son! Praising God with you!

  4. Melissa-What an amazing blog to read this morning!! It's so clear that the Lord desires for you to make a home for this little boy and that he will provide your family with more than you could ever imagine! Congratulations on all the hard work and most of all the dedication to allowing it to happen when God said "now" :) So excited for you to be a waiting family--we'll go through this journey together!

  5. Rejoicing with you!! We serve an incredible, awesome, miracle making, mountain moving GOD!!!

    Blessings to you!