Wednesday, February 23, 2011

In a Daze of Goodness

At this point in our adoption journey it's like I'm just walking around in a daze of God's goodness! His provision is written all over this thing! Truthfully at times I just shake my head in disbelief completely speechless! When writing thank you cards to those who have generously and sacrificially given, I sit there looking at the blank card completely convinced that I won't be able to come up with a darn thing that captures our humble gratitude! I mean seriously, thank you cards take me F.O.R.E.V.E.R. because I have have no idea how to even start the first sentence (Plus I have illegible funky handwriting and so I have to write extra slow, like a first grader, so that maybe, just maybe, it will be legible!)! After all, how the heck do you adequately thank someone for playing such a huge role in bringing your child home?!?! Let's face it, you can't...  so, I do the next best thing- I entirely trust that God will richly bless each and every individual who's name is written in RED on our calendar for their willingness to be used by Him to accomplish His purposes in placing the lonely in families (Psalm 68:6)! I LOVE that Isa's story is littered with hundreds of people's names who's hearts were stirred to be a part of bringing him home! I LOVE that one day we'll be able to sit down and read through these names with Isa once again reiterating just how much God loves him and how God used SO MANY people to make sure he was a part of our family!!! I wouldn't trade the past 9 months of fundraising and trusting God in mighty ways to provide for anything! If given the option to have $30k in savings from the get-go OR to have a calendar full of names of strangers, family, friends, neighbors, organizations, and students who God used to to fund His calling- I choose the names scribbled in RED all over the calendar, 100%!!!

Today I opened my email to find that an incredibly big-hearted family, who wish to stay anonymous, and who I wish I could shout their names from the rooftops, sent a check to Lifesong on our behalf, for $2,750!!! People, this is just CRAZY!!! THIS is just GOD! This means that in the past 9 months HE has provided $26,490.72!!! It's amazing what He has in store for us when we are willing (even if it's with doubt and fear, hello Hilary) to step into the realm of listening and being obedient to the Holy Spirit's whispers in our life! It's crazy how much more I desire to hear Him speak and how my heart longs for His plans and not my own, all because of this journey to Isa! He has proved Himself to be faithful and that He has proved Himself to know what's best for me. I trust His nudges over my flesh that seeks the easiest route in life! I trust that His way is the best, even when it seems harder. Especially since 9 months ago the $28k goal was a daunting task that seemed nuts, frankly- BUT look what we would have missed out on if we would have had it our way! He already knew the calendar would be chalked full of names and that's why He whispered "Adopt, Trust & Go!".

So much goodness to be thankful for!


  1. Adopt, Trust & Go!! Love that...and LOVE seeing how God has provided for ya'll!! Amazing!!!! :)

  2. I love your blog posts. So challenging, encouraging, and heartfelt....they make me teary eyed way too often, and amazed at God's goodness constantly. I love your story!

  3. Hil, I love the RED idea. What a great way to document God's goodness. It's important to remember those times when things aren't going the way we planned. Love you friend!

  4. oh my goodness! This is incredible! OH MY!!! God surely is opening the flood gates! And I love your calendar idea with the red lettering. how beautiful. how thankful. And yes.. you are the greatest follower.... that you noticed i wasn't on your list somehow... and looked for me!!!! LOVE IT! Love your heart and your journey and its just going to get better and better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. I choose the names written in red!!! Love you Hilary!!! You're such an encourager!!


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