This is going to be a long post, but definitely worth reading. Get out the Kleenex!!!!
I have never felt more lifted up by the grace of our Father than I do now. Most of you know Michael & I are trying to adopt. Three weeks ago we dropped off our profile for a potential birth mom. I can say this is the longest three weeks of my life, we have been praying like nobodies business! I went three weeks not hearing anything and I couldn't take it any more. I decided I needed to try and reach out to this young girl to let her know that I care about her as well as the baby and that we are praying for them every day. I decided to give her a book called Adoption Miracles. My dear friend Allie gave it to me and it touched my heart & helped to answer some of the questions I had regarding adoption. I got a blank card,wrote a simple note & put it with the book. My friend ask me to come to a bible study where this young girls boss would be & said that I could give this lady the note & book to give to the young girl. Well the bible study was AMAZING I loved every minute of it, the women were all so sweet & they welcomed me with open arms, I laughed, I cried (the ugly cry with snot and mascara running wild) it was such a spiritual night. This one woman was there and she had a praise she wanted to share with every one.....
The post below is off of my NEW friend's blog, and the young lady she refers to in this post is ME! Now sit back and read about God & his amazing work!!!!
OK, so I have a few minutes to type about what happened at bible study last night. It was so powerful to me, I HAVE to share! So I joined this bible study a little over a month ago, and I love it. One of the first nights I was there, a lady talked about a situation in her life. She has a daycare and one of her employees found out she was pregnant. She wanted to have an abortion. So prayers were lifted for this girl and for this baby in her womb, that God protect this child. She went to the Dr. and found out she was 6 months pregnant, and couldn't have an abortion. Thank you God! So she was looking into adoption. I wanted to jump across that room and cram my information in her hand to pass along to this girl. I felt myself jump in my chair! But I refrained. I thought about it all night, and went home and prayed about it. I woke up the next morning with this AMAZING peace about the situation. I didn't feel led to approach her about the adoption, but I felt led to pray for her and I have ever since that day.
Fast forward a few weeks. Last night I was at bible study. I gave my praise about our adoption situation. The lady that leads the bible study was in tears, and so was I. Absolute tears of joy, gratitude, gratefulness and appreciation for the gift that God is blessing us with. I look around the room and many of the ladies are teary eyed. But there is this one girl sobbing. I realized that I knew her (well know OF her through a friend of mine, it is her sister in law). So I say to myself I need to go talk to her after bible study. This precious young lady has struggled with infertility for a while. I didn't know she was trying to adopt, but it got brought up later in bible study. I was asked to pray over her and gladly accepted. I know her pain, I know her struggles, I have walked in her shoes. But, I have been blessed with two beautiful sons, so I imagine her pain and struggle is greater than mine. She is a sweet young lady and I truly feel in my heart that God has a child picked out for her. So, over the course of the night it was brought up that she is trying to adopt this baby. I was overcome with chills. Overcome with emotion KNOWING why God gave me such peace about that situation. This baby wasn't for me, it is someone else's. God had plans for me in the works, he has my baby picked out for me. And this absolutely precious young lady just might be the one that is able to adopt the baby that we had talked about several weeks before.
This post may not be for anyone but myself but WHAT A CONFIRMATION of faith, of listening to Him, of God's greatness and God's plan. I just sat there in awe of my Heavenly Father last night. So after bible study this young lady and I talked for quite a while. She HAS a baby coming to her, I can feel it. God is working on getting that child to her, I know it. I just pray that it is this baby that should be here in the next couple months. If you have a moment after reading this, and feel compelled to do so.... I ask that you please pray for Michael and Sarah, for this birth mom and for this baby.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR MICHAEL, MYSELF & THIS SWEET GIRL & THIS PRECIOUS GIFT FROM GOD!!!!!! WHAT AN AMAZING GOD WE HAVE!!!!!