Aug 21, 2008

Our day has finally come....

One of my favorite songs to sing is "To God be the Glory great things he hath done". You know the rest. God has done many great things in our lives but tonight he has blessed us in the most special way. We received our phone call/email tonight. All we can do is glorify God for this blessing. We know that so many of you have been praying for us and Kirk and I would like to say THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts. We are SO blessed to have such special people surrounding us. I would like to share with everyone how God has blessed me this entire week. Last Friday I had a pretty bad day. I thought about Ema all day and just felt like it was never going to happen. I doubted the adoption and if it was God's will for us, I struggle with the thought that Kirk and I were not meant to have children, I felt that God was punishing us, etc, etc, etc. Sunday, I went to church and was able to LET GO. You know the saying let go and let GOD, well that is what I did. I had peace that I cannot explain come over me. I wrote down scriptures for Kirk and I and we put them on our desk, I put them in my car, and I read them over and over and over again. Throughout the week I would listen to K-Love and the encouraging word on Monday was from Isaiah 41:10 "Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand." I wrote this down and I repeated it out loud all day. A lady spoke on the radio about praying and how she had prayed for many years about a particular thing and after 14 years her prayer was answered. She said…I know that there is someone out there that is praying for something and I would like to say…. keep praying! Don’t give up, God is faithful. I just smiled, thanked God and called Kirk and shared it with him. Tuesday's encouraging word was from Luke 18:27 "What is impossible for people is possible with God." Call me crazy if you want but I really felt like God was speaking directly to me. I pondered on these verses over and over again just praying out loud and telling God why I believe them. I repeated Mark 11:24 "Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." Today as I was praying about this scripture it occurred to me that we had already received Ema. We had been blessed with pictures of her not one time but two times. We had received a video of her and all of these were blessings from God. God had already given us Ema we just had to be patient and wait for him to open those doors and give us that email. Well that day has come and Kirk and I are giving all the credit to the LORD.
”Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 106:1” We can NEVER thank all of you enough. We believe that it was your prayers that God heard and we are truly grateful for each and every one of you. Please continue to pray as we prepare to bring baby Ema home. She is such a blessing to us already we cannot imagine what it will be like once we hold her in our arms!

Kirk and Emily

“Come close to God, and God will come close to you. James 4:8” (This was today’s encouraging word…how true is this?)

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