Thursday, May 13, 2010

If you know me, you know that the Children's Heart Project is very close to my heart. This program brings children and their mothers from around the world to America for life saving heart surgery that could not happen in their own country. I know first hand the desperation of having a child with a heart problem. This program makes miracles happen for these families.

I have been talking to Carter's surgical team to see if they would be interested in sponsoring some of these cases- and guess what?- they are!!! I can't tell you how happy this makes me! Now, just the small matter of getting the hospital to agree to waving the cost...

Our Lord is all about redemption. When Carter was so gravely ill a few years ago, I trusted that the Lord would use his situation for His glory. I couldn't see how this would take place, but I just knew He would. Make beauty from ashes. Turn our mourning into joy.

I know that if Carter hadn't been born with a heart defect, we most certainly would not have the urgency or passion for the Children's Heart Project. Now, because we allowed Christ into our desperation, other children's lives will be spared. Other mothers will be spared the grief of their children's death.

I am humbled beyond belief that God would let us play a role in this amazing story. Give your grief and pain to God. He knows just what to do with it.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Just found out that the Social Action Ministry in Burkina approved our family for our adoption!!! This is HUGE!

I don't know exactly what this means for our time line, but it is hugely encouraging and the first good news we've had in a long time.

I am so thankful to all of you prayer warriors out there. I just read today that "adoption isn't charity- it's spiritual warfare" (Russell Moore). Each adoption is a kick in the teeth to our enemy- Satan. He has a future all mapped out for these orphans, and we are subverting his plan. We are part of God's plan to change the destiny of these children. Forward, march!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy One Year Anniversary to my blog!

I am enjoying the blessing of being a mother to my children today. At the same time, my heart is longing to hold my daughter I have yet to meet. I am longing to hear some news, especially the news we are getting closer to bringing her home!

Praying for friends with hurting hearts today- those waiting for children whose home today is an orphanage, and for those mothers who have children waiting for them in heaven. All are too far away today.

Holding my family close today! Sending blessings to yours!