Deuteronomy 4:35

You have been shown these things that you might know the Lord is God besides him there is no other.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Blessings Abound

We were sharing this week with friends during our sale set up about the adoption process. The paperwork, the ups and the downs, and the cost. DH said that he knew the cost was an issue for most people and that he wished it didn't cost so much. I said..BUT if it didn't cost so much God wouldn't have had to show up in such a miraculous way. God has provided us with as much money as my DH makes in a year already to bring this precious girl home. He has done it! With man this is impossible BUT with God all things are possible! I am forever changed by this journey and all that God has done.

Here are a few of the most miraculous ways that God has shown up in the last week...

Sweet girls (ages 9-12) working by my side day after things to be sold, moving things around, painting signs, making help get Jill home.

Generous friends and fellow believers making donations to our paypal account all week-$1,000, $250, $300, $500, $100, $150-in tears and humbled each time I see just how many people are willing to partner with us to get Jill home.

So many who parted with stuff-some of their best stuff-to sell for my girl's sake. There were more than 30 families that donated stuff to us.

My incredible, amazing friends-who have faithfully prayed and walked this journey right alongside me-waking up and coming to work the day of the sale at 6:50 AM and staying until after 3:00 PM. They took money all day, packed up, and helped in a thousand ways!!! I am blessed beyond words by your friendship!

Two sweet girls and their grandma making cupcakes to sell.

A precious sister, and adoptive momma, selling lunch for us. A friend of hers, that I had never even met, coming along and donating too-all to get Jill home!!

A wonderful ministry in town offering the use of their building, handing us keys, and asking for nothing in return so that we could have a great facility to have our sale in.

So many people who turned out for the sale. Many who came because they know and love us and wanted to support us. Thank you! Many others who were adoptive families themselves. Blessed by the many who shared with me glimpses of their own journeys and how God has used them. Sweet to see the little hands putting a dollar in the buckets for the orphanage donation and music to my ears to talk to the seven year old whose foster mother has adopted her.

Seriously bent over in awe of God's grace and goodness this week!!!! He has provided over $8,000 in just one week-seven days..I wish there were words to adequately describe my God and how I love Him. Speechless..I am speechless..Thinking of the words of David as he is speaking with God in 2 Samuel "Who am I and what is my family that you have brought us this far?" Oh Lord that all could experience you in their lives this way!! How blessed I am to know you and how excited I am to see what you have in store for my girl's life. I Praise You Jesus with all that I am!!


  1. Praising God that you . . . Sean, Leslie and Emily are willing and eager to welcome this precious child into your home. You three have done whatever it takes to give precious Jillian a Momma, Daddy and Sister!

    Praise God for all of his Miracles . . . seen or unseen!

    Hugs and Much Love,

  2. Wow! God is such a great God & Julie is right about u be willing to adopt & do everything u can for this little girl u have never even met! I love you & wish u great blessings from God for your family!