Sunday, January 10, 2010

Finding Peace Again...

So much on my heart... How do I put it into words...

I'm not sure.  All I know is that

~ I am the clay in God's hands.  All I want to do is what he wills me to do.  I have prayed unceasingly for God to reveal his will to my husband and me.

~ there is a woman in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, who ill and is inflicted with the Aids virus. She gave birth to a daughter on November 12, 2008; and knowing that she would be unable to raise her, decided to give her up, with the hope and prayer that there will be a family who might want this child.

~ in 13 days Haley and I will be on a plane headed to the other side of the world.  There is a child there, a little girl, and God has chosen us to raise her.  She will become our daughter and sister.  This child is the answer to my prayers.  And Lord willing, we are the answer to her birthmother's prayers.

Dear God. You have given me peace again.  You have taken a horrible tragedy and turned it into something so beautiful.  You have taken Josi from us only to bring us Saron.  Thank you for your unfailing love and faithfulness.

15 comments:

Lund7 said...

This post was just beautiful! Looking forward to following your journey to Saron! God's blessings to you as you travel!

Paula said...

I am so excited for you to meet her... wow, only 13 more days!

jodi said...

I feel excited and blessed along with you! I am so glad that you are feeling joy and peace after such a long road. Praying for you and Haley as you travel this month and for Saron and your whole family that you have a smooth transition.

Alex and Sam said...

have a safe trip.. cant wait to ee pics of saron in your arms...

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and my heart is SO full for you! I have known you from way back in the a.com days.....you've been in my prayers for so long and I am SO excited to "watch" this new leg of your journey!
Shannon (shanpine)
http://shannondawn.squarespace.com/

Will and Aileen said...

What a beautiful post! I am so glad that you and Saron have found each other and look forward to seeing pictures of her in your arms!

Bethany said...

I am so happy for you guys! I just stumbled across your blog! We adopted through Arise. We were at the celebration but I never made it over to say hi!
Have a safe trip!

FHL said...

OK, Now I'm teary eyed :o)

Carla, we are so incredibly happy for you and are praying for you this week!!!!

Hugs,
M~

The Adoption Journey of Baby King said...

So happy for you. Saron is beautiful. Blessings for a safe journey to your beautiful daughter.

Mary Ann said...

praying for you girl! I can't wait to see a picture of that sweet baby girl!!!! sending you lots of love and prayers. Hope you are having a very safe journey!

GuateMom said...

Carla, what beautiful post. Thinking of you tonight as you and Haley embark on your journey to bring Saron home tomorrow. Prayers will be with you for safe travels and an easy transition for your sweet girl.

God Bless you
Susan

jodi said...

praying for you as you travel this weekend.

Will and Aileen said...

I just wanted to tell you that I've been thinking about your family and will be praying that your trip is safe and wonderful.

Piper said...

I am praying for your family tonight. <3

Ferrick said...

The joy this post brings me.