Yes, born on Valentines Day weighing 1 and 1/2 lbs in Russia,
Jenny continues to bless our family with her sweet spirit and tender heart.
But the biggest miracle is the change in my own heart.
Ten years ago
as I prepared to adopt her
I faced many questions
and many more fears.
A premature baby born in theUnited Statesis one thing
but to adopt a child
born that prematurely?
I spent hours on my knees
asking God for wisdom.
and consulting with doctors.
It all seemed risky. Flooded with doubts.
But God knew what He was doing.
A dear elderly friend of mine prayed with me through this time
“With God ALL things are possible
possible.” Matthew 19:26
But how did you know? I’ve been asked.
How did you know that God wanted you to adopt her
to accept all the unknowns
challenges that very well might have drowned our little family?
No, He didn’t write it in the sky
and I heard no sounds or audible voices
But I did sense a strange peace within.
When I looked at the video I had been sent from Russia
that innocent little face
so guarded, so shy,
pulled at my heartstrings
I couldn’t imagine not moving forward to adopt her!
Sure, I had fears
walking by faith does not mean an absence of fears
but I kept moving forward anyway.
celebrating her third birthday
our first birthday together.
Lots of challenges ahead
but knowing that the One Who led us to that point
will lead us all the way. Today I know that more than ever.
What challenge are you facing today?
Facing fears? Battling doubts?
Look to Him to do more for you than you can ever imagine
for He is the God who loves to do what is impossible with men.