I can barely breathe. The mailman just rang my doorbell because I had put a package delivery slip in the mailbox but he wanted to tell me he didn't have it today and would deliever it tomorrow. At which point I said no problem, thanked him.....and then he turned around to head back to the mail truck.
.....but then he turned back around...
....and he said, I almost forgot....here is your other mail.
....and in that pile..
....was a letter...
A letter and a picture(drawing) from Joey and answers to our questions that we asked all the waaayy back in May when we sent his package. We never received photos or answers and here it is, nearly September and I get this letter in the mail.
God knew I needed this today.
This 53rd day of waiting on their LSC's...
..just when I was tempted to let discouragement settle into my heart he sends this to me from half a world away. Thank you Lord!!!!
I must say that the tears flowed not only from how happy I was to get such a gift from my son, but more so that I felt like the Lord was standing right there in the kitchen with me. Just as excited as I was to see the joy that this letter has brought to me.
I am overwhelmed with gratitude for His love for me.
Completely and totally overwhelmed.
Our eating out budget in lieu of dual adoption expenses is at $0 every month but this calls for some Chinese food tonight so that one of the waiters can translate all of this for us!!! I CANNOT WAIT to find out what it says. It's all I can do to not pack up the kids and head there right now for lunch but I know John will want to be with us so we will wait....VERY impatiently!! Hurry home honey!!
I'll post pictures tonight after dinner!!
Thank you Jesus for this precious gift just when I needed it!
*And in Jacob news I received an email from Ann this morning that Jacob and Joey will be receiving Jacob's cake on his birthday this Wednesday. Along with the cake is a family picture and a letter from us telling him that we are his family and that he gets to come home with Joey!! He will know! On Wednesday he will know! 7 years this boy has waited for a family and in a day and a half someone is going to walk into his home with a cake, tell him Happy Birthday and tell him the news.
I can't breathe again! What a week! *
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