Friday, March 16, 2012

Update on Adoption Process...
Increasing Our Faith

Well, I am still adjusting to the fact that this is NOT something that will happen over night!  We are in for a VERY long journey and we have a VERY HUGE mountain to climb. 

BUT faithful! 

I work in a preschool with a very dear friend named Randa.  We share in the joy of teaching two and three-year-olds every Tuesday and Thursday together.  Somehow, along the way, we came up with the tradition of bringing sweet teas to one another every morning (either she would buy or I would buy).

Randa knows that we are working on saving every penny we can to work towards raising money for our adoption, and she lovingly gave up the tea addiction with me.  Little did she know how I had been praying for God to continue to confirm to me that Spence and I were moving in the right direction.

My prayers on Monday:  "Oh Lord, please show me how this will ever work out.  It doesn't make any sense to me when I think about what an expensive process this will be!  Please God, show me if this is TRULY your will.  Please increase my faith!"

Tuesday morning, Randa and I meet in the parking lot at work and she says, "Leah, this may not make any sense to you, but the Lord told me to give you this $2 that I would have spent on our teas this morning". 

I choked back the tears and said, "Oh it DOES make sense to me!  You have NO idea how much sense this makes my friend!  God is answering my prayer."  Immidiately, in my heart, I felt the Lord confirming....One dollar at a time, one step at a time.....God is faithful.....we just have to keep standing on that Solid Rock! 
I was THRILLED when our first adoption packet came in the mail!!!

And then I opened it up.....

WOW, there are so many decisions to be made, so much to pray through! 
  • Where would we want to adopt from?
  • Do we want a girl or a boy?
  • Would we be able to care for a "special needs" child?
  • What age would we want the child to be?
  • What agency should we choose?
The list goes on and on:)

Will you say a prayer for us today?  Pray for God's guidance, His strength and His provision. 

Is there a mountain you are trying to climb today? 

Jesus replied, "Because you have so little faith, I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move.  Nothing will be impossible for you."

Tell that mountain to M-O-V-E!  May God increase our faith!!!

"On Christ the Solid Rock I stand,
all other ground is sinking sand!"


  1. Thank you! This is exactly what I needed today... God IS Great!
    I add another prayer for your process, and am filled with joy.
    Have a blessed day!