Well here we are in month 5 of waiting! A few months ago I would have said this was absolutely our last month of waiting for a referral but since we've only managed to move back on the list the past couple months I think we are going to be part of a new timeline they will give out for infant boys in more of the 5-8 month category. I'm just speculating so we'll see. God could still choose to move mountains and we could get our referral sooner:) I'm really not too concerned about when we get a referral my main concerns are when we travel. If you don't mind will you pray with me that our travel dates will work around my brother and mom's May schedules and the girls and I's trip to Mom N Tots camp? Thanks!
On to something that's been on my mind: God's limitless abilities. I've been trusting God to provide all the funds for our adoption but lately I was convicted by something. I put a cap on God's capabilities. During Christmas we were blessed with some gifts of money for our adooption as well as a $3000 grant from ShowHope. After George deposited the money he suggested that any more money that comes in he should keep as cash so we have cash to take with us for travel expenses. I said, "Hun, I think we've gotten all the help we are going to get. I'm pretty sure all our family and friends are tapped out maybe you should pull some money out of the fund to keep as travel cash" His reply, "You never know how God will provide" Ok, I admit it. I laughed silently at his foolish optimism. However, I don't believe my laughter could be heard over the sound of God laughing at me. The very next day someone handed us a card from someone, a kid, with some money for us. I was so touched by this kids gift and immediatly laughed at myself but I really thought that was the end of it. (seriously, why do I think God has limits?!?!?!)
So yesterday I called to pay a for some things we had coming up this summer. The lady I spoke with on the phone was so befuddled she checked my file twice before she said, "You're all paid up." "But that can't be, can you tell me when and how we paid?" She told me the dates and I KNEW we didn't pay. Suddenly she remembered, "Oh wait DeVol! That's right, I took that payment. Someone else paid it for you. Isn't that a blessing?" As I greacefully wiped the teary snot from my nose I squeeked out a "yes, sorry, I'm a little teary".
Who am I to put limits on my God? He clearly has no limits to the ways/amounts He will bless us! So to God I say, "Bring it on! Show me Your glory, and power. It's amazing and it brings me to tears!!!! You are AMAZING" To the people who've blessed us in this journey I say "Watch out! I'm praying for God to bless you for blessing us and when God blesses He blesses big! "who rocks the house? God rocks the house! and when God rocks the house He rocks it all the way down"
May blessings rain down on you!