Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Exciting News!

The Lord once again shook up my little version of how things would happen and showed me that I am sooooo not in control of His plan....because...that is exactly it....it's His plan, not mine!!!

Well, the other day I opened up an email that had waiting children listed in it, and opened a photo that made my heart pound, my hands shake, and my tears fall! I seriously got so warm I thought I might pass out...yes, I know, just a bit unstable :-)

So, after much discussion and prayer, we have decided to apply to adopt this little girl! Hopefully we will find out Friday if she will be ours! I am trying desperately to guard my heart and be ready to accept God's will if we don't get her, but oh how I would appreciate your prayers for this little girl, for our hearts, and for God's Hand to be guiding the direction of the MOJ!

I'll keep you posted!

Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.  Hebrews 10:36


  1. Lori, I'm so excited for you! Thanks for posting on my blog...it is certainly never the journey we expect, huh?:) Looking forward to DETAILS and will be praying for peace as you await news on Friday!

  2. Exciting news, does this mean you had to update your homestudy and send something to USCIS to request a special needs child? You are with All God's Children right? Will be praying for you and Donna on Friday to get approved. keep us posted.

  3. Thanks for the prayers, girls!!!

    So far I haven't had to send in anything extra other than an application. Maybe because our parameters included some mild and moderate special needs? Not sure, though, so I'll have to see!

  4. So excited for you and so very excited for her. She's getting a very special Mommy and a very special family. Tell Friday to hurry itself up I'm anxious. Can't wait to see you. Prayers and blessings to you and Selah. Love you

  5. Good luck! You will be so blessed by her in your life!

  6. How exciting. I hope that you heard good news yesterday. It would be great to travel around the same time.

    We did not have to do anything special I think because we also included minor special needs in our dossier.