Yes I planned the kitchen post before I sat down on the couch with a beating heart and opened the envelope with slightly shaky hands... to pull out a letter that made me instantly burst into tears, get on my knees right then and just whisper "thank you God..."
We applied for an adoption grant from Show Hope (Stephen Curtis Chapman's organization) back in May. We were told we would hear one way or the other by the end of August. Then we got a letter stating that it would be delayed because they had so many people apply for grants. They made it very clear that they awarded funds based on need and that they didn't have the money available to award something to every family.
I honestly expected the worst. I braced myself for a letter that stated we would get no money. I prepared for it as I opened that letter... but then I saw the words "we have awarded you ..."
God is so good. God knows just how much this adoption costs. He knows just how much we have left to raise. He knows all about it and He chose to give us enough to cover the rest of our first trip AND even some of our second! So, all we have left to raise is a little under $4,000 for our second trip. INCREDIBLE!!!
Today we are resting in the goodness and provision of our God. It seems that every single time I start to worry that we might not get all the funds together He does something like this. He knocks my flip flops right off...
Thank you so MUCH to Show Hope... helping us make a difference... helping us grow a family...
... my kitchen post seems a little silly now, eh?
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