May 14, 2007

The Miracle from Mother's Day 2006- Adoption Finances!



A Remembrance from our Mother's Day 2006 Miracle!(this story is real, it happened a few days before we met King Meemer, Princess Giggles and King Bonkey-who now are our children) :


Dear Friends and Family;

We wanted to share something that happened to us - yesterday we were blessed beyond our imagination!

Yesterday morning (Mother's Day) we were worshipping at church and halfway through our Pastor's message, one of the ushers came and put a gift down next to us in an empty seat. She motioned to us that it was indeed intended for us and disappeared. As we weren't expecting a gift, and the timing of it was very unusual (during service)- we were a bit confused.

It was a lovely wrapped pink package-topped off with a huge pink cascading bow. I thought it was probably a thank you from someone my Knight had recently helped- he is a 'giver' and is always blessing someone ;-) The fact that it was wrapped in pink was a bit baffling...but I leaned over and peaked under the large bow, indeed it did say in large letters, Kimmie and *Knight's name !

Hmmm, interesting indeed! I refocused and continued in worship-we carried the package out and on our way home, as my Knight was driving, I opened the card. On the front was a beautiful arch covered with roses...a beautiful old door ~an entrance, which was covered with a climbing rose, blooming in full pink blossoms..the card said...


We cannot know what lies beyond the door....


(inside)...but we can open it,and face the challenges
knowing we have the support of people who love us.


handwritten in beautiful cursive was written;


Psalm 37:4-7


As I had my Bible with me, I quickly looked up the passage....

4 Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.


Now, here's where it became very emotional and where my family began to think I was losing it. The card was unsigned, so still we didn't know who had gone to so much trouble for us... I opened the box and inside found a beautiful silver music box which was edged in a pattern of gold....on the top~ a picture of a garden, heavily ladened with roses, wisteria ...meticulously cared for...roses are climbing over the entrance-which is an arbor connected to a fence in which hearts cutouts enclose and encircle the garden. ..it say:

God has written these three words on the heart of each of us:
Faith. Hope. Love

I opened the music box (which by the way plays "What a friend we have in Jesus") and inside was a bank check for ...

$10,000!!!
 
My family thought I was having a heart attack-as I couldn't even get the words out to say how much the check I was holding was for! Guess I made some REALLY interesting faces and sound effects (glad they didn't have a video camera ;-)

Now for some of you, you may not know, but this is our third adoption (Guatemala) and really we are totally trusting God for our finances. We have told the adoption agency that we feel God has told us that there will be more than one joining our family. This increases the expense-and though we are not worried- we have been waiting on God to make a way. When we signed up with our agency (All God's Children International) we only contracted for one child, as we didn't have the money to commit to a second, but asked that it would be noted in our file, and our paperwork would be worded for "2"~in case God did have plans for a larger family.

There are a few people in our church that know of the journey we are on- that have stood with us in prayer and support as we go on this wonderful ,and at times long, journey that God has us on. We are currently #7 and are awaiting our referral phone call. I am sure you will hear us screaming with JOY soon- ;-) It maybe one son coming, but perhaps God has MORE! Anyway you slice it,we are totally pumped up and feel like race horses being held at the gate!

Thank you all for allowing us to share our AWE and JOY- we are still in a state of shock! Over and over again yesterday we would say, "$10,000!" -"$10,000!!!" I could hardly sleep last night, for feeling overwhelmed, loved, and totally covered by the very hand of God!

We may never know this side of heaven, who has blessed us in such a huge way. But our prayers are that this person/persons, who have followed the Lord's leading~ will be blessed beyond measure -the windows of heaven opened up over their lives! We are blessed beyond measure! I hope I have captured our amazement and joy and have pointed all of you to God for the glory. It is He who has done this, and it is God who desires all of our praise! Our hearts desire is to serve him and bring him Glory!

Our hearts are WAY full-our minds can't even begin to conceive what God has done, we just wanted to share ~well basically so we wouldn't implode out of keeping something so amazing to ourselves! :-) Thank you for joining us in rejoicing ...and for continuing to press into prayer for us (and our children!) as we continue to run the race to which He has called us.

In His arms
(flash forward to today ...May 14, 2007 *this money will now be used for our current adoption to Guatemala ...more to come)

5 comments:

tonia said...

WOW!!

What joy that anonymous giver must have had creating that moment for you!!! And to think of the eternal rewards...

oh how MARVELOUS!!!

Thanks for the smile. Can't wait to hear the rest of the story....

Sarah said...

I just loved reading your miracle story again! And I can't wait to hear more about your Guatemala adoption adventure!!

Sue said...

That is sooo awesome (she writes through the tears)!

When we wanted to adopt, we couldn't afford it and the day after I saw my daughter on a list, my mom called and told me that the Lord had told her to give us ALL the money to adopt if we were still considering it.

God has special plans for these little ones, doesn't He?!

Stacy said...

Oh, yes... I remember this. God is so amazingly generous! :)
~Stacy

punkinpieproductions said...

I am in awe of God and His wonders. I happened to be searching blogs this morning and found yours. We are in the process of adoption through AGCI and anticipate our new one(s). I hope to follow your blog.
God's Greatest.
Amber

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