The "wait" for our referral is finally over and now I can reflect on how God carried me through.
When I was weak, God gave me strength.
When I was in doubt, God gave me more faith than I deserved.
When I was completely defeated, God gave me Zane.
When I didn't know if I was on the right path, God gave me an angel to guide my path.
And now, God has granted me the honor of raising another of His children as my own.
I am so blessed right now and soon I will be even more blessed when we can bring our girl home.
Thank you to everyone who has had a part in helping me through the difficult and unforeseen wait. From those who prayed with me to the supportive blog comments from complete strangers.
And most of all I thank God for preparing my heart for this child. I will do my best to love her and teach her of God's love.
To Him be the glory.
Saturday, July 07, 2012
Our match call was so exciting. I finally got to see our daughter's face, learn how old she is, where she is living and how she got there. My mom and aunt were there recording and snapping shots as it all happened. The entire call was about 25 minutes but here is a little less than 2 minutes of the call and my reactions. The phone call that changed our lives!
Friday, July 06, 2012
I already shared the most amazing 'red thread' connection to our daughter and that is her name. We named her Mia Jade back in 2006 and then find out last week that her Chinese name means "cherished jade or engraved jade". That one blew me away!
Here is the second 'red thread'. I went back on my FaceBook time line to see what I was up to the week that Mia Jade was born and here is my post from the week that she was born: