Monday, May 7, 2007

Thank You

It has been a while since our last post and people have been wondering what's new so here goes. There has been progress in completing our home study. We are down to just a few more documents to come in. We have received all of our clearances, our references, and completed our education classes.

The amount of support we have received from our family, friends, and our church family has been overwhelming. Thank you to all who have sent emails, made comments on our blog, and especially to all of you who are praying for us. Thank you to those who wrote our reference letters. I know they were time consuming but we appreciate the efforts so much.

The last year and a half has been the most difficult time in our lives. There were times when I didn't think we would ever make it through, individually or as a couple. It felt as if our world was spinning out of control. I have learned that we will never be the same. We have been changed and grief is a part of who we are. However, by God's grace, it does not define us. We have walked through the fire and found that God is faithful and He is able. We believe He still has a plan for us. One that will give us a hope and a future. He will not fail us or harm us. We are walking in victory over death and grief. He holds all of our children in His hands. They belong to Him. I believe with all my heart that He is making us more like Him every day and if that is the goal, I will endure whatever suffering and heartache it takes to mold me into His image. Death has made me eternally focused and my eye is on the prize. God is good and I am so grateful to learn these lessons from such a loving teacher. We believe He has called us to adopt and He will provide all we need to see it completed!! How comforting to know He is in control.