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following His lead

I cannot even begin to tell you how much I LOVED reading all your sweet comments on my last post.  Oh my goodness, and the e-mails with tons of questions regarding adoption, financing, special needs and everything else.  I am working hard to try and answer you all individually.  Hang tight if you’re still waiting for an answer to your question–I’m getting there. It may take me a bit of time with everything else I have happening around here, but I will get back to you.

You guys get it–you really do!  So amazing. I cannot help but believe that God is up to something major in His people.  He is stirring hearts and mobilizing His Body like never before to care for the orphan.  I can hardly wait to see how the glorious body of Christ is going to rise up and be used by the Almighty Father.

As I read your comments and e-mails, you know the thing that touched my heart so deeply?  So many of you are willing.  You’re willing to do something.  Anything.  You’re willing, and so many of you are longing to adopt a child.  We’re all just ordinary people longing to serve an extra-ordinary God with all our hearts, no matter what the cost. All God needs are willing hearts. That gives Him every opportunity to open the floodgates of heaven and provide finances and everything else that is required to rescue children.  He’s just amazing like that.  Faithful and True is His name.

Thank you for journeying with me, friends.  I am so excited to see what the Lord does with this stirring that is taking place in the hearts of many.  Bring on the revival that will awaken the church to take up her God-given mandate to care for the fatherless.

Bring it on! I know that many, many, many of us are so ready to do whatever it takes to make a difference.

Life for me has been busy.  I’m talking crazy busy.  This week at home has been good.  I have managed to get quite a lot of packing done.  We will move two weeks after we get home with Hailee and Harper.  For those of you who have asked, Virginia will be home.  We’re excited to go back to the city we used to live in.  We have precious friends there, and a very affordable home that the Lord led us to buy five years ago.  Little did we know at that time that some day we would need that house. 

It’s a bittersweet move for our family.  We have been blessed with some wonderful friends here in Colorado.  We will miss them.  But we feel certain this move is from the Lord.  You see, we live at an altitude of 8500 feet above sea level.  We’re very concerned to even bring our two daughters with poor hearts up to this altitude for a short period of time.  Neither Hailee nor Harper have had any heart surgery yet.  Hailee’s unrepaired heart may account for a lot of the reason why she is so very tiny.  She will turn five in just twelve days time, but she only weighs sixteen pounds.  Sweet little darling.  

There are times in life when we just have to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, even when it is hard and uncomfortable.  We know this is God’s best for our family. We know that we have to get our angel daughters to a reasonable altitude.  We will do anything in this life to give them every opportunity to flourish. Absolutely anything.

We’re putting one foot in front of the other and following His lead.

And so life has been all about packing, getting ready to move, and preparing to fly back to the Ukraine on Monday.  After all these weeks of nightmare issues with this adoption, it is hard to believe that Hailee and Harper only have FIVE MORE NIGHTS left in an orphanage.  Oh my goodness gracious. I can’t believe we are so close to having them home forever. So amazing.

Love and biggest hugs to every single one of you–precious women of a Mighty God.