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I am a wife, daughter, mother, bilingual teacher, poet, author, women's Bible study teacher, world traveler, orphan advocate, and an adoptive mother.  Our adoption journey has been filled with a lot of hurt and loss, along with even more hope, grace, and healing.  Through it we have experienced more of God than we ever bargained for and have watched Him miraculously redeem our story when we surrendered all the broken pieces to Him.


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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Malachi 3:10

New Living Translation (©2007)--Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do," says the LORD of Heaven's Armies, "I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won't have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!

I do believe we are experiencing this verse all over again.  Not that we haven't been completely blessed and cared for all year after restarting this process to adopt Juan David, but God is showing us again that this has nothing to do with us and everything to do with Him.  We could never have done it on our own, but He's provided for us every step of the way. 

Yesterday I went to the bank to deposit two checks, one a grant and the other an unexpected financial gift, which covers the cost of all of our airline tickets--even Juan David's ticket home.  When I got home from the bank, I found more unexpected financial gifts that came in the mail, nearly enough to cover what I just paid to book our lodging for the first month!  That leaves us with our legal fees (to an amazing lawyer, might I say) and daily living expenses.  

God has been so good to us.   

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