Oct 12, 2008

Prayer Request Sunday & It's a GIRL!


Thank you all, how blessed I am to have so many who are willing to stand with me in prayer for this adoption, which God has called us to. A weight has been lifted as of this morning, we went to church today, still not having heard from God.
Well, honestly I heard from Him right after our referral from our agency on Monday... it was firm in my heart to say no, thinking that God had called me to bring home two. I went to bed Monday night and God spoke to me in a dream...He said, "I know."
I woke thinking that this was strange -was this confirmation that I was to say no, though He never said just that? My heart was leaning heavily toward no. I went to the computer with coffee in hand and reopened the 50 or so pictures from our agency of, 'The Little Beauty.' Immediately, I felt confusion, no longer certain of my decision and feeling that I didn't have enough of a confirmation to say no and forever pass on this little one ever being ours.
The compassion for orphans is huge for me, but I know they are not all meant to be raised and loved by us. But, if this was a blessing from His hand, destined for me...how could I lightly make such a decision without His leading? Of course I know that 'He knows'...but truly it was and is about me trusting HIM.
I never heard 'Yes or No'....I have been weeping uncontrollably, praying, seeking and waiting. God told me not to call my friends, the, "Trust Me" was to be all that I could hold on to. This was hard, because I truly have some wise godly friends, who I would have loved to call over to pray with me. This was not to be though.
We left on Wednesday, (my husband's vacation time-his office was closed-actually we were to have left originally on Monday...but we were detained, which meant we were home to receive the referral)- after telling Julie from our agency that we were still unsure, but to send us the package. We couldn't ask for any more time.
We left for our cabin in Vermont for a few days, with intention of closing up for the winter, but also for a time to press in and hear from God specifically on this much urgent decision. Time was ticking away and our agency was only allowing for 10 days for all the referral paperwork to be signed and notarized back to them. Before we left, we hired an international doctor (as required) and sent them the money to view the Little Beauty's pictures and medical papers. We did this, as we still didn't know what God was requiring of us, time was of the essence. My heart was still leaning toward the no, as I had absolutely no peace nor did my Knight.
Of course my children were suddenly silent, even the 'have to be heard' ones. Daily, I asked everyone if they had heard anything from the Lord. Daily, nothing.
We came back rested (thankfully), but with no clear understanding and no wisdom.
We arose early today to go and worship at our church. I planned to go up for prayer after service, as pretty much is my normal stance. However, my Pastor began with apologizing with the sermon text, but that he felt pressed by God to preach on Matt. 25: 34-40. Our Pastor doesn't hop around in his teaching, so to jump into the middle of a passage for him is unusual. We normally go through books for months or years at a time.
Tears began to flow and both my husband and I looked at each other, we knew at the same moment. Little Beauty may only be one child, what the 'two' was, I may never know, perhaps it is our next adoption, we know more are still coming. I know, that it was the Lord who said it, I know that the Lord directs the path of His children, of which I am one.
Little Beauty has a need, we have a call, how can we pass her to the next in line? When I look into her face, I need to see Jesus. The Father has a plan for her life, He is going to rescue her and begin to lavish her out of His abundance.
The peace has come, now I am awaiting His Joy.
Thanks for praying for us, thank you for your faithful giving! We are up to $1,625 dollars with our adoption donations.
Can I pray for you this week? I am always happy to do it, while I was seeking for our need, I made sure that I lifted up yours too. God is that Big!
*I won't be able to publish pictures or share her name, until post adoption, but know that as soon as that happens (30-90 days) this blog will be covered with her arrival. More details to follow...so hang tight and please don't grow weary!
Love you all!

33 comments:

Emily said...

I didn't know that scripture offhand when you mentioned it. I went to Biblegateway imediately and started to weep.

How powerful for God to change the course of...well, even your church service...to get the message to you both.

can't wait to see her picture and hear the name that you've chosen.

Are the financial needs met? or do you need more for the plane tickets still. Uh, let me just rephrase that....

How long 'til we can pray and give gifts to you...until you have to get on that plane?

The Red Thread Kids: said...

I'm so so glad Kimmie. So glad. Little Beauty will have a wonderful home. And thank you for speaking of trust. I know its the last you are thinking about but ...considering my own troubles I think I needed to be reminded to hold onto -trust- too.

Tears. Love. Hope.
..and faith.

Thank you.

Amrita said...

Praise God you got hte confirmation.

Expat Mom said...

YAY! I`m so excited for you guys! And I`m sure the "two" business will be figured out at a later date. You might not know, but there`s a meaning there! Maybe Little Beauty is going to be twice the joy. ;)

Can you tell us how old she is? And can I make her a little something? Since I only have boys, I`d love the chance to produce something cute and girly. lol.

HandsRaisedToHeaven said...

What a wonderfully submissive heart that God is producing in you and your family! He is good. Congratulations.

I'd continue to ask that you pray for our adoption and for the Minister of Health and the Judge to sign our girls paperwork. We are learning the lessons of trusting God as well.

Anna said...

So exciting!!!!!! I know you feel like she is yours already. I'd like to make her a little something--can you let us know her size?

Blessings on you all--

Anna

Jodi said...

Congratulations on your little GIRL, Kimmie! I've been praying as you and your family have wrestled with this decision, and I'm encouraged to hear of your diligence to wait on the Lord for His direction.

I can't wait to see pictures and learn more about your sweet little daughter! Woo hoo!

Tracie said...

Your YES is a beautiful incense before the Lord, dear Kimmie and her Knight.

Praying for you and your Beauty...and for all those has for you in years to come.

Your extravagant heart for the orphans is pleasing to HIM who has chosen us all as His very own.

Letitia said...

How wonderful to have that total confirmation from the Lord. He is going to bless your family and that little girl. The rest will be made known to you in His time.

We could use that kind of direction and confirmation in our oldest daughter's life. She knows she is called to missions, but she still waits to find out what that looks like, and whether that includes continuing in her college classes, which cause her distress because they are so totally consuming. Wow. That was a long sentence.

Praying for you that the joy floods your heart quickly!
Letitia

javamamma said...

God is sooo faithful! I'm so excited for you guys! Can't wait to 'meet' the little beauty.

Stephanie said...

Praise God and Congratulations!

Could you pray for my 5 year old son Noah this week? For the past few weeks he has burst into uncontrollable crying at random times. He says that he is having nightmares or bad daydreams and can't get 'bad thoughts' out of his head.

My husband and I are praying for and with him, and would appreciate if we could have other lift him up as well. Thank you!

BJ said...

That passage makes me want to weep. How beautiful a gift from God that He would present you with His plan in such a way! I'm so excited. And inspired. Blessings!

Stacy said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh, Kimmie, I am thankful. Thrilled. Overwhelmed with how personally God speaks to us. Tickled that you have *another* little beauty entering your family! :)

Oh, she is blessed indeed.

I'd love to know how your children reacted when you and your Knight told them that God had confirmed a "yes" in your hearts.

~Stacy

Renata said...

Oh Kimmie - I'm in tears with you. Praise God for showing you without a doubt that this precious child is meant to be in your family. I am so excited for you all & pray that the adoption process goes quickly & smoothly. Praying for you all & your beautiful girl!

Anonymous said...

I have tears in my eyes after reading this. I'm constantly amazed at the Lord's moving in other's lives all around me. It's miraculous!

How do you get so close to God that you can hear His voice? This has always puzzled me as I read your posts. Can you share in a post how to truly listen, how to be so close to God's Face that you hear His words whispered in your heart? I need it. I need more of Him in this busy and chaotic life of mine, and in these busy stress-filled times. Is it simply reading His Word and praying? Is it something else? Is it "coming away" from the chaos of life? Can a person who already has trouble focusing truly hear Him???

I need more of Him. I long for His return.

My prayer request this day? - that we would all learn to listen, and that we might glean from your wisdom how to "look" upon the One Who will bring us the rest, the joys, the answers we need. To Him be the glory.

God bless you and your new little daughter! May she be a healing balm and a joy to your family.

Dawn said...

I can't wait to hear more! Blessings on you and your precious family!

Greta Jo said...

Kimmie- I was stalking your blog (like an old boyfriend lol) Praise God for your decision.
What a powerful post!

julie said...

So happy for your family!!!

Quinne said...

Hi Kimmie :) What a JOY! So, so happy for you all. Love, Q

Renna said...

Oh, Kimmie, that is wonderful, wonderful news!!!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Kimmie...what a wonderful post. The Lord is Blessing you abundantly indeed. Sometimes being silent and waiting for the right answer can be difficult!

Hugs,
Robin

Jill said...

A girl!!I am thrilled for you all.I can't wait to hear more.

julie said...

i need your prayers. i don't feel like i can explain it all in a comment section. would you please pray for me? thanks,
julie

HouseOfSmooches said...

Oh I'm so excited for you Kimmie!! I kept checking back all week to see if you had any news to share. What a wonderful God we serve and may He bless you for having pure and undefiled religion (James 1:26-27)! I cannot wait until you are able to share pictures :)

Martie said...

I am overjoyed - I prayed for you- so thankful that God has given direction. I will contiue to pray for the ongoing adoption process.

Blessings,
~Martie

Michael and Michelle said...

I am so happy for you and your family! Stay in contact with me....If I travel before you I would love to take pictures of your sweet little for you!
Let me know!

Michelle

cottage remnant said...

Thankyou for sharing this delighful and "ENCOURAGING" piece of your life.
May God continue to bless you as you descern His plan for your lives.
Cindy♥

the mother of this lot said...

Wonderful news Kimmie, and gad you have peace!

Carla said...

Its the 'wait' thats hard isn't it? Thank you for sharing your shared experience! God continue to bless you, your marriage, your current children, and those in your future!!!

EEEEMommy said...

Kimmie,
I'm so excited for you!

This two business is quite intriguing! Is there any way of knowing if there is an older sibling or family member? I think you should still be prepared to bring home two, even if you're only going down for one...

Cathy said...

That is so wonderful. I am so glad you are adopting (or planning to adopt) little Beauty. It is so wonderful that you have such a call and obedience on your heart for little ones such as this.

Any Girl said...

This is my first read on your blog, and it was so wonderful to hear your testimony of our loving Heavenly Father. Congrats!

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

YEAH!!!! Praising God with you!! I can't wait until you can introduce us! :) So thrilled for ALL of you!

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