Thursday, September 9, 2010

PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW

Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above, ye heavenly hosts
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost!

Praise God for answered prayer. And if you want proof that your prayers were effective, then listen to what the judge said to us in her office after a grueling 5-hour court session:

“If God led you to adopt this child, then God led me to decide in your favor.”

We would not have believed that such a thing could come out of her mouth, especially not after the way she grilled us both. But when she took off her court robes, we could see the cross hanging around her neck underneath.
By decree of the court, Aaron Vanya Nalle will be our son effective September 20, 2010. Praise the Lord!
We have much to write but will reserve it for a later blog as we are beyond exhausted at this point. We have this to share: This morning, just before we left for court, after hours of pacing, praying, practicing and reminding each other of Scriptures of hope, we checked our e-mail one last time. Here is what a dear Reece’s Rainbow friend wrote to us for our time in court:

“If you could turn around in your seat and look behind you, you'll see hundreds of bowed heads, all of ours praying for you.”

We read those words and cried. What a beautiful picture. Based on our blog counter numbers over the last 24 hours before court, we knew that it was more like thousands of bowed heads before the throne. So when we walked into the courtroom this morning, we whispered to each other, “look for the bowed heads.”

Dear friends, we really believe that this judge would not have granted this adoption without your bowed heads. We are fairly sure that she was inclined against us at the beginning of the day. During the noon break, our facilitator Luda was preparing us for either a “no” or another delay. She was actually hoping for the “no” because she planned on appealing to a higher court, and that would have been quicker than returning to this judge again and again. Luda was pretty confident that the higher court would pass us without trouble, but it would have meant another long wait. All we could do was whisper prayers. And God heard.

We will fill you in with more details from the court circus over the coming days. For now, the most important thing is this little fellow.





WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE ARRIVAL OF OUR NEWEST FAMILY MEMBER, AARON VANYA NALLE

78 comments:

  1. HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have checked this blog like 1987443 times this morning!!! I am SO SO SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!! :) I have such happy and celebratory tears in my eyes right now! :) Yay!!!

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  2. Praise God! I'm so happy Aaron will finally be where he belongs!

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  3. I have been following your journey here and on RR and anxiously awaiting news. I am in tears now, so happy for you and for precious Aaron. God is powerful and almighty!

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  4. Congratulations! I have been following your journey for a few months, this post has made my day, I'm so happy for you all!
    Johanna from Italy

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  5. YES! YES. Thank you God. What can I even say to you? I can't say thank you enough. You answered my prayers. You have a new son. I don't know what to say expect we've been praying ALL DAY. I couldn't sleep last night. I love you guys SO MUCH. Congratulations. Crying here. My mom and I both. I read the blog post aloud to her and we cried.

    I love you guys. I can't say thank you enough. You made my dream come true. I feel like I've gained an entire other family in the course of this journey with you. LOVE YOU AND AARON AND CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Praise the Lord!! We truly do serve an awesome God!!!

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  7. This is incredible, Julia!!!!
    God is great!! Wonderful, wonderful news! Praise God!

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  8. I feel so privledged to be the first one to comment! I have been checking your blog all morning hoping for some news. In tears, I want to tell you how very grateful I am to have witnessed this miracle today. All thanks and praise be to a very loving and merciful Father in Heaven. Congratulations to all you.
    Heather Fillmore

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  9. Ok...so others were posting at the same time. I guess I wasn't the first! See how many people are rejoicing right now???

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  10. Congratulations!!!! Such good news. I've been waiting all day to hear.

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  11. TEARS OF JOY are flowing in Chicago! Sending much love to your WHOLE family!

    Mel

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  12. woo hoo! Praise God! Congratualations!

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  13. Bawling like a baby, at work nonetheless, but who cares! I hope everyone see's me so I can tell then how good God is! I truly felt, all along, that this would be the case, not matter the twisted road, you have arrived! I cannot tell you how happy we are for you and most of all for Aaron - praise Jesus! My thought: ditch the curriculum writing and write a book of spiritual awakening and inspiration for others based upon this incredible, awesome journey.

    CANNOT wait for ya'll to set foot back in the US and to see pics of Aaron Nalle!!

    Praise Him!!!!!

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  14. I am speechless, and sobbing in tears. God has freed Aaron. Praise him! I know he will free Ianna too. I KNOW HE WILL!!!!

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  15. Crying tears of joy...such wonderful news! God is wonderful!!

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  16. Reading . . . crying . . have been checking obsessively all morning and afternoon waiting for this post, and praying for you . . . even though we are on vacation! Oh thank God for moving in the heart of the Judge--HE holds the heart of the Kings in HIS HANDS.

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  17. HALLELUJAH!!!!! THANK YOU JESUS!!! SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!

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  18. PRAISE THE LORD!!!! I was thinking and praying for you off and on all evening and this a.m. When I didn't see a post, my heart sunk. And then, I thought, they are either so excited and exhausted they didn't post, or so sad they didn't post.....
    and here it is! YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank You Lord, your mercies are everlasting!

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  19. How Great is our God, sing with me How GREAT is our God! How Great, How Great is our God!!!
    What a testimony He is buidling through your family!!

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  20. YES!!!!! Praise God, Hallelujah! I am going to do another happy dance just as soon as I finish typing this. I just can't stop crying and thanking the Lord...... Wooohoooooo!!! :)

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  21. OH Julia!!!!! I'm soooooo relieved!! THANK YOU LORD!!! I think about 1999 of you blog hits were mine. hehe I've been stalking your blog all morning, just waiting and praying for good news. Oh, I'm so so happy!!! It's finally almost over!!! Welcome to the family sweet Aaron!!!

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  22. Such wonderful wonderful news!!! Thanks be to God!!
    Sunnie in NC

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  23. The tears are pouring down my face...tears of joy and happiness...Aaron is lost no more :) I can barely wait till the girls are home from school to tell them the GLORIOUS news!

    O God, our heavenly Father, we thank thee and praise thy glorious Name, that thou hast been pleased to bless these thy servants and to bestow upon them the gift of a child. Grant we beseech thee, most Merciful Father, that they may diligently lead this child in the way of righteousness, to their own great blessing and the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    Unto God's gracious mercy and protection, we commit you. The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace both and evermore.

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  24. Praise God!! I am crying with joy here!

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  25. It is stories like this one that continue to bolster my own faith and my need to lift all things before the throne of Him who made us and loves us more than we'll ever know!

    Congratulations! This has been such a long haul for you guys but God's glory has been all the more magnified through it!!!

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  26. Tears are streaming. Praise God!

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  27. Amen!!! I've been hitting refresh on your blog all morning. Congratulations!!! I am so happy for your family!!!

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  28. Pray god!!!! So so happy for you all, but especially for Aaron!!! Hugs!

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  29. So much joy and thanks to read this post just now!!!

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  30. Praise God!!! I am in tears. I kept looking for am update and I was so afraid that the answer was NO. But God is always good. In His time. I need to be reminded of that sometimes. You and Aaron were meant to be a family. It was written long ago and no judge was going to change the inevitable. Praise Him.

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  31. YAY!!!!! Praise God for hearing all of Your children's prayers! Congrats Nalles!!!!

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  32. SLAVA BOGU!
    He is amazing! Our heads were bowed here in New England, praying for you all the way over there. I knew God would carry those prayers for us.
    We are SOOOO happy for y'all! I literally have tears welling up in my eyes. What a long road this has been, a road full of faith and love... and soon it will be over, with nothing but the wonderful future ahead of you.
    Thank you for reminding me of the power of faith and prayers.

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  33. Praise the LORD!!! Isn't adoption a huge faith builder. His ways are much higher than ours!

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  34. What wonderful news! God is so good! I have had your family in my prayers in a special way the last few days and truly felt like a part of the Body of Christ when I read about the judge´s decision. May God bless you and your family, especially its newest addition!

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  35. I'm crying as I read this to my family. Praise God!

    My husband said he believes that judge's life will forever be changed after today ~ and whatever God has purposed, no man can thwart.

    We are SO happy for you!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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  36. Whew! What a relief! I've been checking your blog over and over again today and I've been immensely worried. This is wonderful news! Congratulations!

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  37. What beautiful and powerful images you describe here. Tears of joy! CONGRATULATIONS!!

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  38. Congratulations!!! You have all been in our thoughts and prayers on this incredibly blessed journey. Cannot wait to hear that the three of you are safely back home!

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  39. Praise God!! Congratulations to you all!!!

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  40. Tears of joy here, lots of them. I am so happy for yall. God is AWESOME!!!!

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  41. Yeah! A new nephew! Wonderful news! I knew it would all work out!
    Love you,
    Sam

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  42. The tears are flowing here too! Congratulations! What an amazing story you have to tell!!!!

    Ashli
    www.everlyngrace.com

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  43. I hope I can play my new song I'm working on the piano, "How Great Is Our God" for you all! :)
    -David Arnold

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  44. What a wonderful God we have. I too have been praying for you. The vision of the bowed heads, praying, behind you was a beautiful picture to behold. Did Aaron have to say anything? The judge's cross said a lot and she gave you a chance to show your faith to her and because of that faith another child was given a family. Praise God!!

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  45. CONGRATULATIONS! We can't wait to see your family all together again!

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  46. Praise the Lord!!!!! He does answer prayer!!! I'm so happy for you and for Aaron. I prayed for you last night before going to bed. In the night I thought of it again and prayed some more -- I assumed it was over by then, but I guess it probably wasn't since court lasted 5 hours. What a relief to know that Aaron is safely yours!

    May God continue to bless in all the final details and paperwork and bring you all safely home in the shortest time possible!

    God Bless,

    Pam Kendall
    from California

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  47. So very happy for your family! What a beautiful picture of everyone behind you. It is certainly true. Can't wait to see the photos on the 20th :)
    Congratulations on your new son!!!!!!

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  48. Praise the Lord and congratulations! Every good and perfect gift comes from Him! So happy for your family!

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  49. Congratulations! We join you in giving thanks to God for this wonderful news!

    Pastor Tom

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  50. THANK YOU GOD!!!!! Thank you unending for hearing our prayers!!!!

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  51. Praise the Lord. I was akened about 5 AM our time and flet lead to pray. Am amazed at the Father's kindness.

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  52. tears and chills and smiles all around! "our God is mighty to save, He is mighty to save!!!"

    love to your entire family

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  53. Praise GOD!!!
    Prayers were obviously heard loud and clear, So happy for your entire family.. ALL 5 of the NALLEs. Congratulations on your new son and congratulations of his forever family!

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  54. Praise the Lord!!! I am so so happy for you all!! Can't wait to see that boy home with you all for good!! What a gift & blessing!! Now the count down begins and before you know it you'll be home with your boys all together! YAY!!!!!

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  55. I have been following your blog for the past couple of months. What a difficult process for all of you but so worth the wonderful outcome. You are very dedicated and I am constantly amazed by your courage and strength. All of your children are so fortunate to have parents like you. Tonight I will be saying a special prayer for thanksgiving.

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  56. Oh I am so teary eyed for you right now! Congratulations to your family. You are so blessed. I am so thankful the judge knew in her heart what the right choice was. Thank you for sharing your story with us all. Best wishes from the Brown Family in Port Townsend, Washington.

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  57. Praise the Lord for He is good. His mercy endures forever.
    Julia and family, I am so glad to see His mercy poured out over you!
    Love to you all,
    Traci

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  58. Oh Julia, tears are flowing and thank you Jesus I'm screaming!! Praise God!! Our prayers were answered!!May we never forget His Faithfulness to the least of these. God is bigger than those Ukraine judges and their coldness towards these babies. Praise God for your love for Aaron and for this great news that he is an Orphan NO Longer! He's a Nalle! He's created by God and he is perfect!!!

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  59. Congratulations, I heard the great news at practice today at Camp Friendship. Looking forward to meeting Aaron at Health Nutz! Cos is ready to teach him to swim! Hope this is not a double post, I tried to post poolside from my phone but I don't think it went through.
    God bless!
    Laurie Hynes

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  60. BIG smiles! And a couple of tears.

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  61. I am so happy for your family ! Praise him...

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  62. Congratulations, and God bless your family!
    A fellow (future) RR family

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  63. Congratulations!!!! So excited for your family! Thank you for sharing your story.

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  64. Abba Father...oneless oprhan...PRAISING HIM!!!!!

    Amy <><

    Ps...Yes, our newest adopted has arthrogryposis and is doing wonderful!! This is a condition with many victories and some challenges but just wait, you'll witness many miracles as Aaron gets home. Love and acceptence creates many blessings.

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  65. Thank god i knew hed come through..thank you god i knew youd answer the prayers..bigg huggs..

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  66. Congratulations!!! Praise You Jesus!!! And what a wonderful word picture of all the bowed heads. What a blessing!

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  67. "But when she took off her court robes, we could see the cross hanging around her neck underneath."

    Thank you, God. What an awesome detail in this awesome, awesome story. You are heroes, Uncle Rob and Aunt Julia, for submitting yourselves to God and allowing Him to use you in the rescue of a (now ex) Lost Boy.

    I can't wait to meet Aaron at Christmas.

    Still praying,
    Spencer

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  68. hallelujah!!!!! I called dad yesterday and he told me the good news!!!

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  69. Tears of joy and thankfulness flowed as I read about Aaron on Linny's blog. Our God is amazing and forever worthy of praise! I rejoice with you and thank God for bringing Aaron to his forever family! God bless you!

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  70. I connected with your blog through Linny's blog. The Lord moved through the Judge and she let you know when she took off her robe. I am sure you understand the grilling was in response to the terrible action by one person.
    As Linny says - "Yippee Jesus!"

    I went back a few posts to read about Aaron and want to tell you about an exceptional student that I taught. This was a girl who has his same disability (in a regular classroom). While in second grade her braces on her legs were removed and her adopted mother bought her 5 pairs of shoes ... all the ones she ever wanted. They took her to Shriner's in KY and there was nothing they could do for her arms as the muscles were missing (that they could have used to give her mobility). She raised her leg to answer questions, taught her to write cursive (standing up using her body to move her arm/hand),and was always smiling. She won the "I Can" award from President Reagan. In Kindergarten she colored and wrote with her feet. I am telling you all of this to reinforce the knowledge that you have that Aaron "Can Do". Oh, the most important fact I left out ... she went to East Tennessee State University! She also married. I have no doubt that all of this will be possible for Aaron.

    God Bless and keep you through this amazing journey.

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  71. Praise the Lord for His marvelous favor!!!!

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