|"May I know Jesus...More & More" Lenten Crosses #21|
Last week, the last time I posted here...I was so awestruck by what my wonderful friend Lisa initiated for my husband & I and ever since then, am still in awe of all our family and friends and even a few strangers for stepping up for us and sending us love gifts...we have never experienced that and no matter the amount that was sent we appreciate your generous hearts greatly. We just got through a very hard thing to go through financially...we thought we were going to have extra money for this trip but when emergencies come up sometimes you have no choice so we ended up with going from having a little extra for the trip to no extra money...which left us concerned.
At the same time...we had already committed to doing this trip and we don't want the Social Workers or the Foster Family to think anything negative about us...like if we were having 2nd thoughts or that we are flaky people or not really committed...so we decided to go ahead with our plans and we just asked our family for prayers for a miracle and I prayed for the Lord to bring us provision...and he is...continually...we have been blessed. We have been blessed with enough to at least book our hotel as St. Patrick's Day is pretty busy up there in Seattle!
What is amazing is that my friend had no idea what we just went through...not many do as it is something we'd like to keep private. But the night before her posting...actually the timing seems to coincide...my husband was going through a tough time because we had no idea where we would get the money we'd need to get through to his next paycheck let alone to even get the planning started...I was concerned for him and I was praying all through the night...from when he went to sleep around midnight till he woke up for work the next morning.
So when my mom, who is one of the few that knows of what we have just been through called me at 8 am to ask if I've seen what she posted I was so awestruck at how the Lord amazingly moves the hearts of our friends and family into action...it really felt like that part of our favorite movie "It's a Wonderful Life" when everyone starts moving into action to help out George Bailey. My husband is that kind of man...he never hesitates to help out others and has been my hero ever since I met him. He was even awarded a Medal of Valor a few years ago! (A whole other post someday soon!!)
In addition to all that was happening of course I got really sick since last Monday...was literally in bed for days! Now that I am feeling much better my only concern is that my husband won't get sick as he is usually heartier than I am... :) I also have so much to do in only the next 3 days...but I wanted to make sure that I took the time to share this part about our story...this Amazing Grace that I recognize only from God could all this be possible! Most people don't acknowledge all the Blessings and Miracles that surround them every day...I treasure each one I am blessed to witness!
We are getting so close to the day when we will finally have our happy home with a child finally filling our home with laughter. We know it won't always be so easy as we have been a part of helping out our family with so many of our nephews and nieces...so we know there is the good, the bad and the ugly...lol! But we look at all that as blessings...so many of you who have been blessed with your children have no idea of the heart ache and many tears that my husband I have been through to finally get to this place where we are willing to go to the moon and back to recieve our sweet little child! We are so thankful to all of you who have reached out to help make this happen for us...most of all, thanks be to God for his Amazing Grace!!