This is our 'One Year Closer' anniversary. We got on the waiting list with our adoption agency exactly one year ago today and began a wonderful year of waiting on the Lord for Marlee Joy to come home! I wanted to come up with a list of some of the blessings this year has brought as we've been on this faith journey...
1. obvious building and growing of our FAITH!
2. learning about and deepening our PRAYER life!
3. watching MYLES grow in his knowledge and excitement of adoption, and just growing another year bigger!
4. having so much fun watching God PROVIDE for our adoption financially!
5. being ENCOURAGED to press on by our wonderful faith family and friends!
This month has been no exception! I've been praying (along with many of you) for 9 baby girls to be referred to their forever families this month and I have watched God do amazing things! Our agency has opened up a partnership with another orphanage full of waiting kiddos! We have seen SO many children matched with families in July-though they've not been all baby girls, it's been only a movement of God that He has been so gracious to show us His power! I'll be anxious to tell you what our official number is on the last day of July (hopefully!) since I have no clue yet where we are :) I'm certain we have moved 9 spots down though!!
On this one year closer anniversary we are encouraged that God has a perfect timed out plan for us to become a family. We are waiting on the LORD to bring you home and we have really loved praying for you, watching our family grow in our faith, seeing Myles excited about his 'brown baby sister', and receiving so much grace from the Lord to press on in the journey to you! We've been standing on His promise that 'those who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength', and we will be united! We love you so much already!
Mommy, Daddy, and Myles man