Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Family of Eleven

Yes, that would make me a mother to NINE children! Wow! So, I can imagine that you are counting out the children right now in your mind trying to make sense of it - LOL. Yes, we are hopeful to bring home not just Matthew and Ivanna, but another child. Who? Not sure. We are trusting Christ to reveal that to us while we are in country. We are doing what is called a blind referral. We won't know age, gender, size or type of special need until we sit before the court and are handed different files to choose from. We then can look through and make a decision based on the information available. This has been a decision that has been BATHED in prayer. We have gone back and forth on who this child should be, not an easy decision to make. That is when we decided to put it in the control of our Lord. He knows best, and we are open to WHATEVER NEED and WHOMEVER is chosen for us. It is exciting, nerve racking, and like flying by the seat of my pants. I don't know what to pack or who to prepare for. At least with Matthew and Ivanna I know their age (sort of) their special need requirements (kind of) and their gender (most definitely). I covet your prayer for our family as we continue to prepare in all aspects.
I am dreaming of what the future holds ~ and am getting excited. God is good to direct our path, and although at times it seems a bit like your wandering or doing things in a roundabout sort of way, I am learning that there is even a purpose in that. Yesterday, I went to the 'about us' section of this blog and re-read it. In it we outlined three goals: to see Matthew and Ivanna to come home, to see other children committed to as a result of this journey, and ultimately to see God glorified in all we do. It was good to be reminded of these things, and I pray that this can be our focus continually.
It is wonderful to see how God is working in this journey.
~ I am thankful as He sees fit to turn our burdens to praise! ~

4 comments:

Looking Up said...

You are one amazing family! You will continue to be in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

That is so exciting! I feel completely assured that when you get there, you will "know" which child God has planned for you. My first thought was "WOW, that's a LOT extra to pack", But then, sadly, I realized that b/c these children are sent to the institutions by around age 5, and b/c many have health issues, you probably won't need as many sizes as I first thought...I am so very thankful for your heart for all of these children!
Holly H

Jenny B. said...

Praise the Lord! That is awesome! I think I remember reading that you were approved for 3? Or it was my imagination? Anyhow, that is a totally exciting opportunity, and I love the fact that it is totally in the Lord's hands, being "blind" and all. What a fun, albeit slightly nervewracking adventure! Can't wait to see your 3 new additions!

Vi Abing said...

Praise the Lord for how God is working in your hearts. After viewing the children on Reece's
Rainbow I just don't know how one
could select a child - they are all
so beautiful. I am praying with you that God will direct your decision.

 




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