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We are coming down to our final days before surgery. Tomorrow night we will be at the Ronald McDonald House in Greenville, SC with Emma. The boys will be with our precious friends Tammy R. and Katherine F. and their families. We will all be apart. But, we are so grateful for friends who can keep them for a few nights until Peter gets back on Saturday. Details are coming together.
Tonight we prayed over the boys and over Emma as they went to sleep. It is so amazing to have the privilege to do that with them. If I think about where these kids were in the past, and where they are now, I have to set my frustrations with the small stuff aside and open my eyes to seeing God at Work.
Right now, this whole situation with Emma has caused me to pause and think about the larger picture in all of this.
God used Jacob to triggor the thought of adoption. (2004)
God used Lucas to lead us to Joshua. (2012)
God used Lucas's relationship with Joshua to bring us to Emma. (2013)
And Emma is probably the child we would have looked at years ago and said "no" to because of what her file looked like and how intimidating it was. There was a lot. And there was plenty to say "no" to. In fact, back in 2012, we saw these two children in an email someone sent and we did say "no" to advocating for them and "no" to moving forward to anything with them because it was not "us" that needed to take that all on.
Are you laughing yet?
And now here we sit, with 2 more precious children. And we sit with the privilige to pray particluarly for Emma who has the greatest "needs" of any of our children. Oh what we would have missed. And what YOU would have missed because now YOU are IN it too...=) (bwahahaha)
Today we come to God again with Confidence. And we come with Expectation and Imagination for what God can do and will do for her but also for His Glory.
These verses are what we are praying tonight and I hope you can pray along with us: