Friday, March 23, 2012
Happy 2nd Birthday to our little surprise package- Joanna Faith Wright!
here and see pictures too!!!
here too!!! See told you God is blowing us away with HIS STORY!!!
here!!!! Oh my....just when you thought it couldn't get any better- IT DOES!!!
Then we got a letter from US*CIS saying we didn't technically make enough money to adopt from Ethiopia. Now say that sentence out loud if you want to say an oxymoron. RIDICULOUS!!!!! At the time we lived at camp and didn't pay for housing or utilities etc, but that was not good enough for the government. We tried EVERYTHING POSSIBLE to prove ourselves. TRUST ME WHEN I SAY TO EVERYONE: I HAVE NEVER MET ANYONE ELSE THAT HAS EVER BEEN TOLD THIS- NO ONE!!! And I have many, many, many, many wonderful friends that have adopted from many different countries all over the world! :) So don't panic.....it was our person who worked at US*CIS- trust me!
OUR HEART SHATTERED INTO A MILLION PIECES!!! IT WAS AS IF OUR LIVES STOPPED!! I know we still trusted the Lord, but it just seemed to us as if our lives....the love we shared with our children, the faith we had- was put on hold for a while. And like a car that tries to start but can't over and over again......that was what our day looked like. Our Naomi - after all our paperwork, and research didn't help, went home to an amazing family......but it wasn't ours. We had people actually say to us- maybe this is God's was of saying 7 children is enough. PEOPLE NEVER LET THE DEVIL ENTER YOUR LIVES THROUGH A LIE- EVER!!!!!!
Today....my heart is full of JOY over seeing miracles THAT ONLY GOD COULD HAVE DONE!!! There will never be a way to convince me that GOD doesn't do miracles- EVER. Even in the darkest of days waiting for our children to be ours officially, going through loss, and grieving millions of tears.....GOD IS A GOD OF HOPE!
Our memory verses we just finished- Romans 12:9-13 "Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality."
Yep, about sums it all up! PRAISE GOD!!!! THANK YOU FOR OUR DAUGHTER JOANNA!!!! We love you girl more than you will ever know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Happy Birthday Joanna Faith Wright!
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Happy Birthday Joanna!!! We love you sweet girl and you have one amazing testimony! :)ReplyDelete
Happy birthday! Hope it is just as special as she is.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Happy Birthday sweet girl!ReplyDelete
A very happy day indeed. I missed that you had met the birthmom. That was an awesome God story for Joanna to know about those pieces of her puzzle. Be blessed.ReplyDelete
Happy birthday princess!!ReplyDelete
PRAISE GOD! What a story. Needed to hear this tonight. Happy Birthday!!!!ReplyDelete
Happy birthday to Joanna!! I felt like you were sitting across the table talking to me as I read this post, just what I needed to hear. We were told last Friday that the three children that we thought would be joining our family were not coming to us. After taking a week away as a family to regroup and reconnect, we returned home today to an e-mail account full of more profiles to look through. We have decided to push through the hurt because this IS what we are supposed to be doing right now, we have faith that God has some very special children in mind for our family!ReplyDelete
she is so sweet and cute....love her story!ReplyDelete
GAAACK! :P She's such a kick! What a blessing :) All of your children are so beautiful!!!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday, Joanna Faith!ReplyDelete