Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Wish you were here...

I wish she was here to celebrate her 8th birthday with us! The good news is, next year we will hold her in our arms for her special day! We pray Maggie is safe and happy in China, surrounded by those who love her there. We celebrate her today, and we celebrate Jacob. Jacob and Maggie share the same birthday and we think that is very cool!

Jacob, you have grown into a young man of integrity and solid conviction. I am so blessed to be your mom!
Libi drew the winner of our iPad raffle tonight....our dear friends Greg and Christine won!

It has been overwhelming to receive the blessing of so many generous hearts.

Honestly, every adoption journey has brought its unique "fear hurdles". With Libi, we were terrified to parent a severely handicapped child. Haddie, we were fearful about her age. When the Lord set Maggie in front of us we were in NO place financially to consider another adoption. In each situation He has called, we answered, and stepped with fear and trembling. Each time God has graciously grown our faith, and the fear is less paralyzing, but it is still there. In the last 2 months God has proven once again, that all we must do is step, and He will make sure we have footing!

Romans 5:1-5
1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday Maggie and Jacob! :) What a great reminder of God's faithfulness and ability to provide for His purposes.