In April we finally knew. He had led us through prayer, tears, disappointment, friends, and family into joy, understanding, and a little girl who is our daughter. He led across the world and through it all so we could meet a little girl who has struck so deep into our hearts that we can't not talk about her. She brings tears of joy to my eyes daily and we are excited to finally be making great strides towards bringing her home.
Through these last 18 months or so we have watched God do only what He can do which is work all things out for His purposes and His glory. We've been told NO so many times. Yet nothing can thwart that which God desires and over and over He has turned those NO's into YES's.
No, she is not eligible.
No, she does not have the right medical information to qualify.
No, we can't get the right papers to be signed.
No, no, no.
The picture was painted. It wasn't looking good. Yet truly one by one each no became a yes.
Yes, we were able to get the papers signed by the right person.
Yes, we were able to take her to the doctor and he was able to accurately diagnose her.
Yes, she is now eligible.
I kept getting these emails from our facilitator saying things like,
this is very big...
this is very good information...
this doesn't usually happen...
this is important and fast for our country....
And now, here we are, finally filling out our paperwork, finally having a picture of when we will get to go and meet this precious little one who has changed our lives in every way for the better. We love her so much, our kids love her, we all pray for her daily and look forward to her being our family and us be hers. We chose this verse to pray months ago for our daughter and each time I pray it I am struck by God's goodness. He takes notice & isn't forgetting the injustice and evil of men. He knows the needs of the needy and His promise is to place them in the safety for which they long. Thankful we can be a part of Him fulfilling His promise to our little girl and also to us. Because she is part of His plans for placing me where I long to be. Closer to Christ and His purposes in my life.
“Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan,
I will now arise,” says the Lord;
“I will place him in the safety for which he longs.”
The words of the Lord are pure words,
like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times.
You, O Lord, will keep them; you will guard us from this generation forever.
On every side the wicked prowl
as vileness is exalted among the children of man."
And here she is, the beautiful little girl who has stolen our hearts...