Thursday, January 27, 2011

Overwhelmed and humbled

That pretty much sums up how we've been feeling the past 24 hours.  We have heard from person after person who has been praying for our new little girl and from many other people who have spent time at Shepherd's Field and met and loved her as well.  It is no small thing to discover you are the answer to so many people's prayers, especially when that was never your purpose... we merely fell in love with a little girl.

The shock of it all is beginning to wear off and the stacks of paperwork on my desk (as well as my regular day-to-day responsibilities) are beginning to make themselves known.  I don't enjoy being knee-deep in paperwork, but I keep reminding myself that it is all worth it.  There are so many things we have yet to work out and decide... the whole money piece, travel logistics, bedroom logistics, medical care, etc.  It is a huge list and I become overwhelmed by it at times.  Once again, through the process of adopting, I'm sure I will find myself growing spiritually as I practice casting my burdens on Jesus.  I have no doubt that it is He who has orchestrated this whole crazy adventure so far, and He keeps His promises, so I'm sure He will see it through to the end.  I find myself repeating Deuteronomy 31:8 over and over and over...

"The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." (NIV)

8 comments:

Cuppa Jo said...

Woah. Clearly I've missed a few blog posts! New girl??????? Really! So glad for you. Arrangements will take are of themselves. You are such a wonderful family. Praying for you today!

myminivanrocks said...

Oh my goodness! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

My heart is smiling for you all! :) What a lucky girl she is going to be to grow up in such an amazing family and home. I know God will be with you through the WHOLE process! ;)

(Carmen from the Crib room)

Ann said...

When I walked in the door returning from Vietnam I put Vu's dossier on my desk and said to myself that I could never do that much paperwork again!

Here we are! And truthfully, it was a little more than for Vietnam, but not too horrible.

Tip #1 Get your FBI and state fingerprints going ASAP. we waited FOREVER for our FBI prints (Hague has a complicated fingerprint process and you can't get your homestudy complete until you have fingerprints done--and of course, until the hs is done you can't do your USCIS fingerprints and stuff) So go get them going :-)

His Hands His Feet Today said...

Continuing to pray for those OPEN doors!

On your side,
Kim

TJC said...

Awesome. This is great. You guys are bringing God's blessings to so many people in so many ways.

Jena said...

WOW, congrats! and prayers for all this process holds for you.

Amy said...

I have to keep reminding myself of the same thing. God is with us on this journey and knows all that we and our children need.

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