On Wednesday, Jan 1st we still owed our agency $6,310. When I woke up on the 2nd, an unexpected donation brought that number down to $5,690, and this spawned a very timely, impromptu social media fundraiser. Once again, family, close friends, friends of friends, and even complete strangers rallied around us to show their support in what God is doing in, and through our adoption.
Some gave monetary donations, others reposted, prayed, or wrote kind words of encouragement. We were so blessed by each of you. In just two days we had raised $1,770 towards the adoption. Leaving us just $4,440 short of being fully funded!!!! That was yesterday, and then comes today……
Im driving when I receive a text from my hubby. I pull over in a random neighborhood to respond, not because i’m such a great law abiding citizen, 😉 but because I knew by the words in his text: “what!?!” , that it had to be something good and I needed to pull over. He tells me we received a donation of $2,000!!!!!!! WHAT?!?! (yea, his response was spot on) …..but, from who?!?
Although we share a family member through marriage, we’ve only met the donators once, and it was just before the “mom” passed away. I’m sure they have been through a lot in the past couple of years, having lost a very dear loved one. I am in tears as I type, overwhelmed by the fact that they would give so unselfishly to what God is doing in our journey, in our daughters journey. If you are reading this…… all I can simple say is, thank you.
On the day this “impromptu” yet perfectly timely fundraiser started, this was the verse I felt God speaking to me: “My God shall supply all your needs, according to his riches, which we have been given through Jesus Christ.” Philippians 4:9
This has been the most faith challenging, yet amazing journey of my life. I am more aware and certain of Gods presence in my everyday life (both seen and unseen) now than ever before. He loves us so much more than we can ever fathom, and his thoughts for us are more than the grains of sand. I “knew” all of this before, but I can say I truly “know” this now.
This is true!! Its true for me, its true for you, and its true for my daughter who currently lives in China. His precious thoughts of her outnumber the grains of sand. She is an orphan, but she is not alone, and she is not forgotten. She has a mighty father in heaven who loves her more than she could ever fathom. I pray for her, and our two other daughters, that one day they would be able to say, that they truly “know” this for themselves……