Sometimes I feel like I am on the receiving end of entirely too many blessings.
*The woman from my gym who came up to me after class and told me she is a swim instructor. Then she told me she wants to donate swim lessons to all of my kids when we get home.
*The owners of my gym – who in 25 years have never hosted a fundraiser at their facility. They offered to host my Zumbathon. And then they called last week and told me they want to pay someone to work the front desk during the event to sell snacks and drinks. And they want to give me 50% of whatever they make.
*The gentleman who wanted to donate to our adoption so he wrote us a check for $20. He post dated it and asked us to wait to deposit until his next pay-day. Talk about giving what you have!
*The family from our church who contacted us after we spoke. Their hearts are being stirred towards adoption and they are praying and asking God what He has planned for them.
*Another adoptive mom who invited me for coffee and told me that anytime I want to cry and scream and complain, just call her and she will let me do just that. And then she will pray for me.
I look back on my lifetime of walking with God and I wonder, have I just never been paying attention before? I have never before seen such obvious movements of God. I have never seen His hand so clearly. I have never felt His presence so closely. I have never watched Him answer prayers in such a direct manner.
And so I am writing tonight to ask something of you. Will you join our family this week in a specific prayer? Please. We have been waiting and hoping and feeling slightly discouraged that we STILL have not received our court date. It has now been 7 weeks since we accepted our referral. We are getting anxious to go to Ethiopia and get our children! So we are praying specifically that we will receive our court date THIS WEEK! Please, will you pray this with us?