We've had the flu so I've been horrible about blogging.
I feel so humbled to even get to post this, but here goes... our entire adoption is paid for!!! We got a Show Hope grant and I'm just amazed. I feel like God asked me how much I thought we'd need and then He opened up His wallet and just handed it to us. When we felt like God was calling us to step out and adopt, I knew He would provide. At least most of the time I felt that way. There were also days of sheer panic, but He did provide! The adoption costs came out to even more than we anticipated and it's still covered.
I love how He gives us special things along the way. After I had sufficiently bawled over God's provision, I noticed the date that the letter had been typed. It was Miss Avalyn's 3rd birthday! We didn't find out that day, but several weeks later. It all came together at the exact right time--His timing and it has left me more convinced than ever that God really is my provider.
We've been so blessed by so many people who were God's answer to our prayers. In having to totally rely on Him, we got to really see the body of Christ in action. We got to see His hands and feet and we are honored and humbled and amazed.
If you you feel that God has called you to adopt, but you have no idea where that kind of money is going to come from, I can assure you that He will provide it. He will not abandon you. God really does set the lonely in homes and He isn't going to let the little matter of money get in His way.