Sunday, August 5, 2012

Gratitude and Grace

We are SO excited to be sharing with you guys something SO AWESOME God has done!! We feel so blessed to have such amazing friends around us with such hearts for adoption and hearts to help these precious little ones find their forever families!

We have dear friends who are the owners of Kids' Kloset Consignment sale in our area.  They have such amazing hearts to help connect families with children in need and they have decided to sponsor a family, beginning this fall, for each of their sales.  For the Fall 2012 sale...they are sponsoring OUR family and taking donations to help us raise some of the money needed for our adoption costs!! THIS IS AMAZING!!! We were in tears as Tiffany, one of the owners, contacted us to ask us.  God is truly amazing...and when people are obedient to follow His leading and His heart....GREAT things happen!!! They even set up a page on their website to let people know!! You can check it out here! If you live in our area...please support this wonderful organization.  We are so excited about what God is going to do!!! We cannot wait to keep you posted!!

As always....we need grace as we wait through this process.  There are so many highs and lows as we wait. There are a couple of things we ask you to pray for.

1.  We feel like in the next month to six weeks or so that we might find out who our little fellow is.  We are not 100% sure...but its what we are anticipating.  Please pray that we will sense God's leading and know for sure when He has placed before us our little boy!! As our pastor long as we stay out of things ourselves...and let God do it...we won't get in the way!! That is our prayer...that our not get in God's way!! We want to have open hearts and ears to sense what He is telling us and when!!! We need to hear CLEARLY the voice of our Shepherd!!! ;)

2.  Also...would you please pray for Mark's parents fingerprints to come back quickly? Mark and I have already received our suitability letters from the state...but his parents fingerprints were rejected because they were not clear enough for them to read.  SO....we had to get them printed again...and send them again.  Our wait to get our suitability letters back took 3 months....PLEASE pray that it does not take an additional 3 months for his parents to be approved now.  We need them to be clearly read...and quickly approved and back to us.  These delays are out of our hands...but GOD is there in the midst of it all and He can keep their paperwork moving forward!!! We really appreciate your prayers concerning this and we will keep you posted!!

That's it for now!! We were incredibly excited to share with you about Kids' Kloset!! We know God is going to do exceedingly and abundantly more than we could ever think or imagine!!! And all those families will have the opportunity to sow into the life of a precious little boy and help to bring him home!!! So AWESOME!!!