Our family has been blessed. I am overwhelmed with emotion. How we have been in need of some encouragement and hope. Something to say you are to stay on this path. I have not forgotten about you. I am your provider. I will help you.
Last night we had a visit from some very precious friends of ours. They have been a significant source of encouragement through out this adoption process. I will keep them anonymous to protect their privacy. How they blessed us though is too BIG not to share. I have shared the tremendous struggle we have had on this journey and it would be a disservice to not share the tremendous blessing.
The picture above is of a card given to us last night filled with beautiful words of encouragement, love, and support for our family. I will treasure this card always. Inside of the card was a check. A sacrificial gift of love to help bring Mercy home. The gift was money I know my friends could use easily for their own needs and I am amazed at their generosity. Simply amazed. I have renewed hope to cling to what we heard from the Lord and to move forward in faith.
Also, the past two weeks my Father-in-Law has been in town, to help us paint our house in the hopes that someone will want to buy it. This was a HUGE job and he gave sacrificially of his time to come and do this for us, just for enough money to cover his expenses. This was another BIG sacrificial gift given to us this week.
These actions make me think of the following verses:
"This is how we know what real love is: Jesus gave His life for us. So we should give our lives for our brothers and sisters. Suppose someone has enough to live and sees a brother or sister in need, but does not help. Then God's love is not living in that person. My children, we should love people not only with words and talk, but by our actions and true caring." 1 John 3:16-18
Thank-you Jesus for these people. Thank- you for the blessings they have given us. Multiply the blessings back on to them many times over Father.
Thank you for continuing to pray for our hearts and needs in this process. Every prayer is a BIG contribution.
With a blessed and thankful heart,