As I posted yesterday..(you can read it here), I stated there was more to our story. Well… are you ready??
“We learned that orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes.” – Radical by David Platt.
This quote pretty much sums up exactly how it is for our family. We have witnessed, we have seen, we have held, everything has changed..we are NOT done!
WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You might be saying!
Alot of you know our story by now. We had a referral back in Nov, lost it..super long story we can’t share here, but you can ask me and I will tell you.
Well at the time of that lost referral we got put on a weight list..kinda not thinking much would really happen soon regarding that.
But about a week before we left to get our sweet Lilly…I turned to the hubster and said wouldn’t it just be like God to give a referral right as we are leaving. I mean how perfect then we could meet the child face to face etc and take our dossier (the gazillion papers you to need for the court), but no that wouldn’t happen…I mean that would take a miracle.
UMMMMMM……well two days before we left we got the email…YOU HAVE A REFERRAL!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT!!!!!
I started to shake…I couldn’t catch my breath literally.
REALLY GOD right now!!
We did what we knew best, we prayed like crazy.
WE both came to that conclution..YES!! This is from God and this little guy whom we will call “Little E” was meant to be in our family. From the beginning of this all we have known God was calling us to two children, but didn’t know what that looked like.
After being in UG for a week we went to meet out Little E…he stole our hearts.
His story is so tragic, it won’t be something I am sharing, but know he needs to come home to his FOREVER FAMILY SOON!!!
Meet our little guy (we can’t show his face right now).
He is almost 3yrs old…and fits perfect into our family. We got to spend a couple of days getting to know him..what a sweetie.
You may ask why, well the answer is simple…because this is what we have been called to do…we have the love in our family to give to a child that does not have the love of a family. Our hearts our wide open to God’s call on our family. Little E is part of that call.
Until I had sweet Lilly in my arms, did I know the love I had in me to love a child that another mother birthed.
We have been given a gift that could never be replaced.
We are excited to bring this little guy in to our home, to have the brother and sisters that he has never had.
How are we going to do this, we don’t know, but God does.
This last adoption wiped us out financially, mentally and physically..(remember I broke my foot and toe), but God took care of us before, He will do it again.
Will we fundraise??? Yes we have to…what will those fundraisers look like?
We don’t know.
But one thing we do know is, he is OUR son. That God loves him more then we ever could and He will bring home. He has to, we don’t have the means to do it…but He did it before He will do it again..for His little son..
I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. John 14:18
I will continue to raise money with my little Etsy shop.
We will have other fundraisers, but we wait on the Lord to tell us where to spend out time and energy in it. Because frankly, I am burned out from fundraising, I have been going at it for over a yr and a half.
But there is no giving up now…there is a little boy a bazillion mile away relying on his family and God to get him home forever.
We have an immediate need of 2000.00.
I am not good at this at all..I mean not at all..so bare with me…but we need your help. First and foremost….
Please be in prayer with us through this adoption, spread the word about out story…and if you feel led…you can click on link below and make a donation to getting our little guy home.
We are beyond blessed and grateful God has chosen our family.
As always…to GOD BE THE GLORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!