I just received a phone call from Faith and Grace's Pre-K teacher. She was almost in tears. She quickly tells me that she had to call and share! They were doing a Thanksgiving project and she pulled the kids aside to ask them what they are MOST thankful for... Faith (without any hesitation) responds, "My Mama for getting me from the orphanage!"
As I'm sitting at my desk here at work... bawling my eyes out and thanking God for his AMAZING blessings on our family - my phone beeps! I receive a text from her and Grace's answer is just as emotional for me - - Grace answered, "My Mama - cause she holds me!"
I can't even express the emotion when I hear things like this.
There was a time when I was SO tired. I was tired of fundraising. I was tired of redoing paperwork. I was tired of answering questions with NO new news to report. I was tired of the looks and the whispers behind my back. I was tired of people asking if it was EVER going to 'really' happen. I was tired of questioning it all myself. I was tired of waiting. (If you've not followed our story... just check out the L O N G timeline on the right side!)
I am can't even encourage you enough that if you are also TIRED.... if you are tired of waiting... DON'T. GIVE. UP!!! No matter what you are facing or 'waiting' on.
There were SO. MANY. TIMES that I felt I was fundraising and standing alone... I wondered where in the world my God was. I was EXHAUSTED from the emotions... I was EXHAUSTED from the struggles.
However.... When I receive a call like this one... I remember that my God was and is so so so FAITHFUL.
I am so incredibly humbled and thankful today that I was chosen by my God 4 times.... I was chosen and entrusted to be 4 precious girl's Mama!!! I am honored.... and to say that I'm thankful today... well, that's putting it mildly!
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