Monday, October 25, 2010


So, we are in the process of waiting for Luisa's referral paperwork to come in...still waiting on that from over 2 weeks ago.  They made a few typo's and had to fix it, and we wait...I am sick of waiting. But, I KNOW that GOD is in control.  I understand that in HIS time HE will allow us to get this show on the road, but for now...we wait!  I know one thing, my prayers have shifted so much since the days of Anaya's adoption.  All I wanted was her to get home and I really didn't see/care that God may be allowing the delay for a reason.  I was pretty shook up over humanity and sin and quite frankly, I was afraid that God was causing the delay and it really ticked me off!  This time, I keep saying "Lord, I long to go get little Luisa, please allow us to get her paperwork TODAY.  But, I trust you, and want YOUR will to be accomplished in this.  NOT mine."  Man, is that freeing!   Still frustrating, but I have peace.

We have also had a few MAJOR things break down lately.  It started with our washer AND dryer going out.  How weird is that?  I mean they are not connected in any way.  Why would they both go on the fritz at the same time?  Weird.  Then we had a little fiasco when our freezer was left open all weekend and everything in it was shot!!  Then, our laptop broke.  Then our van broke! {A BIG Thank you to our dear friends Mike and Lee for allowing us to use their car!  Yes a car!  I haven't driven a car for about 14 years!!!  It's kinda fun to drive a car.  The kids want to ride in it, they have never really ridden in a car before!  Weird huh?}  Anyways, since we are doing an adoption, I figured this is just affirmation that we are doing the right thing!  Because  sometimes when you do what God calls you to do, the battle intensifies!

Ephesians 6:10-16
10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.
 11Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.
 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
 13Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
 14Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins WITH TRUTH, and having put on the breastplate OF RIGHTEOUSNESS,
 15and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel OF PEACE;
 16in addition to all, taking up the shield OF FAITH with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 

So instead of wringing our hands and worrying about how we are going to pay for all these things, we are saying  "YES!  Another faith adventure!  How is God going to work this out!"

Well, today, we received a letter from Show Hope telling us that we were given a $3,000 grant!!!  Yipee!  Thank you God!  It was so much fun to share that with the boys.  We all are praying for the funds, the paperwork, Luisa, etc... and to see God move on our behalf, well it is just so exciting for all of us! We are so thankful God is allowing us to take this adventure ride of adoption a second time!  We are so blessed!


MBush said...

Amazing!!! God is in control and it's neat to see you recognize that...thanks for the faith lesson.

Jodie said...

What an amazing blessing. God has been at work in our home as well this week and we were blessed with an unexpected gift to help us start the process. Praying for you and Luisa.

Lee said...

HE's so good. We are just simply amazed. :) What a good cause. ;) lol.