Thursday, October 18, 2007

There is a Time for Everything that Happens Under Heaven

After much prayerful consideration we have decided to pursue this adoption with a different adoption agency and orphanage than originally planned. Please know it is in no way due to any dissatisfaction, it was simply a financial decision. And since we hadn't formally applied to the other agency (just had a few phone calls and e-mails) there is no reason to not move forward with this alternative. I had a wonderful talk with Sara at Celebrate Children International (http://www.celebratechildren.org/) on Wednesday morning. After we got off the phone I prayed, and prayed, and prayed some more (and cried a little in between). I believe she is one of the people on this earth that God will use to lead us to our daughter. Our conversation concluded with the name of a little girl residing in an orphanage in Haiti. When I saw her picture I began to cry thinking "this could be my daughter". I am reluctantly joyful. Reluctant, only because I don't want to become attached to a photograph. I want to give my whole heart to this beautiful child, but will be patient and let His plan unfold. If this is our daughter I know God will move mountains to bring her home to us. I am praying that His plan will be revealed to us in His perfect time. Blessings!

Stephanie

The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him. Exodus 15:2

2 comments:

ChatterboxLS. said...

praying for you! - we've adopted 3 from haiti & had an absolutely wonderful experience with all 3 - my parents are now adopting a 14y girl (madisyn) through the same agency we used & my sister in law is adopting madisyn's sister loudnie (6y)- what agency are you using (in haiti)?

lori (http://fromourbunchtoyours.blogspot.com/)

Salzwedel Family said...

Thank you Lori. I have been following your blog and your entire family is just lovely. We will be adoptiong from Children of the Promise (provided they accept us when our application is sent in next week). From what I understand it is modeled after God's Littlest Angels, which I have heard nothing but good things about. Blessings to you!