Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Humble Heart

I sit here before my computer now kind of in a state of shock. I don't really know why I should be shocked by God's goodness or His faithfulness. Well, maybe it's not that I'm shocked about the character of my God but rather by the love and generosity of our friends.

Before I explain, let me say that I feel a little apprehensive about sharing this personal event in such an open platform. However, when I think back as to why I even started this blog, my primary purpose was to journal about this incredible journey that the Lord has lead us on. I didn't want to forget the biggest of ups nor did I want to forget the lowest of lows. I want to remember what the Lord has brought us through and then to pass that story along to Emma someday. So... I choose to blog.

Right now I am so humbled by the love of our friends. I'm talking true friends. Friends who willingly take on our burdens as their own. Friends who have chosen to walk this hard road of adoption right along beside us. We are often so weak from this journey that we have been on for almost 6 years, so weak that it is all we can do to take the next step. I truly believe that the only way we have taken some of those steps has been because our precious friends have held us up, taking that very step with us. There just isn't enough words in the English language to tell how much they all me to us.

Our dear friends Kyle and Katie have such a heart for adoption and have recently really been praying about how they could obey God's call to care for the orphans. Come to find out, as they were praying about what their role could look like, Kyle received a call about a side job that would use his technological talents. As God opened this door they saw God calling them to care for one orphan especially, our Emma. They knew that God had opened this door as a way for them to give toward the ransom we need to bring Emma home to her forever family.

Let me just say that this has been no easy task. Thankfully though this task was made a little easier with the help of some extra willing hands. Thank you so much John for your role in this job, whether it was helping run wires or keeping Kyle sane. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed. But I have to stop and say a big "thank you" to Katie and Sherry. Thank you for giving up your husbands for this project. All the time they spent working was time spent away from you and the kids. You ladies had to pick up the slack at home while your husbands were unavailable and as a mom myself I say thank you, thank you, thank you.

Much has been sacrificed to get this side job done and praise God as of tonight, the job is finished! God has graciously chosen to bless financially more than I could have ever imagined. So tonight I want to stop and remember this moment and really take in just how good and how big my God is.

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