Friday, March 4, 2011

FUNDED!!


It makes me all teary just typing that. Between yesterdays facebook-a-thon and funds that have been promised we're funded. Words escape me. All I can do is praise my King. Thank him for His provision, His goodness, His grace, His mercy, His perfect care for His children. Its been an incredible ride. When we first started I remember feeling overwhelmed and completely uncertain of how this could happen. Raising $30,000 is a HUGE task yet God in His faithfulness kept reminding me that He's already done it, I'm just along for the ride. HE HAS DONE IT!

David and I were reflecting a bit on our journey. Just 3 days shy of one year ago David said; "Lets go get our daughter" - to be at this place just a year later is overwhelming. I believe now more then ever that GOD FUNDS WHAT HE FAVORS!!! I've said it before, I'm pretty sure my sweet friend Susanne coined that phrase and I can now say it without a shadow of a doubt, I've experienced it!

God has used so many of you in HUGE ways, you are all a part of this story God is writing, we're so blessed by each and every one of you. The notes of encouragement, the financial support, the prayers, all of it has meant so much to us. We can't wait to share this incredible story with Zahra someday. She is so loved, we are so blessed that God has called us to be her parents. He is faithful.

We also want to say a great big HUGE THANK YOU to our Lifesong Family. This organization has been SUCH a blessing to us. They've not only been a financial support but they have cheered us from the side lines, prayed for us, and we are so grateful.

This weekend we're enjoying some much needed R&R/family time with our kids before we leave for Africa. A huge thanks to my inlaws for the use of their time share!
I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever. ~Psalm 86:12

9 comments:

*Overflowing* said...

Praising with you sweet friend. HE is faithful to complete it!!!!!!!! Now enjoy preparing for your trip to meet your girl!

Meli_Mama said...

I am so EXCITED for you! Praise God! This has been so fun and awesome and amazing to watch. I just can't wait to see you guys hugging little Zahra. :)

Courtney said...

Praise the Lord! So excited for you guys :). By the way, I know we chatted about changing parameters at created for care...we did it! Thanks for your advice, I really appreciated it!

Gretchen Magruder said...

Praise God!! So excited for your sweet family!!

Alison said...

YAY!!! Praise God! I am just so excited for ya'll, Erica! Love the way God has provided for ya'll! Can't wait to see Zahra in your arms!!!

emily said...

Praising God with you sister! So incredible.

Matt and Sarah said...

This makes me cry!!! God is so so faithful! I am so excited for your family.

La Dolce Vita: The Sweet Life said...

Amazing! Praise God for this amazing blessings. Such an encouragement to me as we get closer to a referral from Ethiopia.

Just added myself as a follower!

Aimee- said...

Amazing. Only God.