According to UPS tracking - our paper arrived! Now we just wait to hear about being submitted. Hopefully next week....
PLEASE READ ON.... THIS IS TOO AMAZING TO NOT READ!!!
In the midst of a very hard week and battling with faith and trust issues, I have been sent encouragement from THREE different sources.
On Monday evening while participating on the chat for people who are all adopting from Aaron's country one of the members shared with me a dream they had of Aaron... They dreamed that he was standing outside the institute, looking just as sweet and normal as could be, with a little suitcase by his side. We pulled up in a car and Aaron ran to the car and off we drove.
A simple dream but what a picture. My little Aaron waiting for us with suitcase in hand, ready to jump in our car and head for home! Precious! I have carried that picture with me as I've struggled this week.
The second word of encouragment was on my Facebook this morning. So many people have shared with us how they were praying for Aaron BEFORE we ever knew about him. This was another incredible story from a family who began to pray for Aaron in December when they found out he had been transferred to the mental institute. They are missionaries in West Africa so adopting him was not an option. They shared his story with a sister who also considered adopting him but since she was having a baby - that was not an option either. So both families began to pray that God would bring a family to adopt Aaron. A loving, Godly family. This family e-mailed us this morning to encourage us that God answered their prayers in January when we committed to Aaron. They are covering us with prayer daily as we walk this road. Amazing reminder AGAIN that God raised up an army for Aaron long before we knew about him.
Finally - we received an e-mail this morning that someone made a 5,000 dollar donation into our Reece's Rainbow account for Aaron. Unbelievable.
In three ways God provided -emotionally (picture of Aaron with a suitcase), spiritually (prayer from the ends of the earth) and physically (5,000 donation). What an AMAZING GOD WE SERVE!
I am speechless, in tears and in awe!
GOD WILL RECEIVE ALL THE GLORY FOR THIS ADOPTION!