Thursday, July 7, 2011

When God is at work.......

I find it interesting how this year of adoption processing has quickly went by.... but when God is at work....things happen.

I find it amazing that after a fund raiser designed to help us finish with our adoption fees and travel costs, we raised JUST the amount of funds we need to complete the adoption from this point forward....but when God is at work....things happen.

I stand in awe that in searching for the perfect part-time daycare for little "Lauren" when I eventually have to return to work a few days a week, that we found a location we loved and THEN found out her teacher is Indian...but when God is at work....things happen.

I'm intrigued when our son... you know the only child who has been in the center of our world since he was born...has a growing and loving heart for a sister he doesn't know....but when God is at work....things happen.

I am ever convinced she's ours when her little face pops into my mind each night before bed as a reminder to pray for her health and safety....but when God is at work....things happen.

I am stunned that we've been given a referral of a child so young, and so healthy even though we opened our heart to whatever God would give us...even up to an older age...but when God is at work...things happen.

I'm blessed that our friends and family understand our desires to raise a child so different from us...yet fully support and vow to love her unconditionally....but when God is at work...things happen.

I am privileged to be able to adopt because it not only expands our family, but it also gives us opportunity to testify for the Lord...but when God is at work....things happen.

I am blessed to continue to meet families and build relationships with others who care as much about adoption and we do....but when God is at work...things happen.

I am amazed to learn that our small private school has an Indian Art teacher in middle school...just the perfect timeframe she may need someone Indian to provide support for her questions of identity...but when God is at work...things happen.

I am impressed with the level of experts on adoption, bonding, attachment, medical issues, etc. for children of international adoption right in our own town and region...but when God is at work...things happen.

I stand in wonder how a woman can yearn for a child that is not of her blood, how a woman can nest in preparation of this child, and how love woven in her heart is so strong that at times the process seems unreal and the joy may just cause her to burst...but when God is at work...things happen.

With all these blessings.... I wonder why at times I just don't "take my hands off the wheel"..... His plans are better, His provision is greater, and His timing is perfect. We are coming sweet baby girl...when God says it's time.... we are coming. ~Mommy.

5 comments:

  1. We are so happy for you all! Adoption is a beautiful thing! Thinking of you often!
    Love,
    Gracia and family

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  2. Thanks Gracia - we value your prayers and encouragement for our adoption.~Renae

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  3. I love reading about how God knits families together! He is so good!!!

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  4. Thanks Sarah... He goes ahead of us and lays the path... He is so very good. Getting sleepy finally... my family is in bed and now it's my turn... hoping to be able to sleep knowing all things come in good time.

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