Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Whirlwind

The last few days have flown by with a flurry of phone calls, tears, more phone calls, and most importantly being blown away by the way God is moving on our behalf. We are humbled and overwhelmed at the outpouring we received. We continue to move in the right direction and believe that God will provide the rest of the funds we need.

We have a travel plan in place and arrangements have been made for the kids. The surest sign for me is the peace I feel about this trip. I felt all along that I was meant to go to Ghana and the judge requesting my visit confirmed that.

In just one week I will be holding Mercy. What a glorious day that will be! Thank you to everyone who has e-mailed, called, contributed and continues to pray. We are feeling very blessed!
"My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord.
And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.
For just as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so my ways are higher than your ways and
my thoughts higher than your thoughts.
Isaiah 55:8-9

14 comments:

Katy said...

YES!!!! God is SO awesome the way He cares for our every need....I can't wait until you hold your baby in your arms...what a day that will be. Still praying!

Kathy Eden said...

Amen sister!!! I continue to pray & believe on your behalf! I can't wait for you to hold your precious daughter!

Annie said...

When you first wrote that the judge demanded that you go to Ghana for court...that was my first thought! "She knew she was being called there...." So, I was surprised that you were dismayed at first. I think it was just the difference between YOUR decision and the judge's ORDER that caused a blip on your radar screen (that and the cost, obviously)....but God surely prepared you!

Lisa said...

One week HUH?? Oh my! I am about to cry thinking that in 1 week you are going to be able to put your arms FINALLY around the precious child you have prayed,dreamt about for a long time now..How amazing is that? Remember God has plans for us,plans that we make are our plans but that is why they do not always work out because they are ours and not his...I can't wait to see some more pics of your precious girl...Oh why your there,pick me a girl up too..HAHA..I am so wanting a little girl so bad but waiting for God to move my husband again..Please keep us in your prayers as well..

Kathy C. said...

Woo hoo!!!!

Michelle said...

Stephanie this is so awesome. Praising God for your peace and your provision! You must be about to bust to see and hold your girl so soon! I love you.

Amanda said...

TAKE YOUR CAMERA!
:~)

I'm so excited for you. Again, I'm praying this will be a WHIRLWIND homecoming trip for Mercy!

God's Grace said...

What the enemy meant for evil...God meant for good! What a blessing to know that Mercy will be in your arms. I am praying for you all. God will provide! and take lots and lots of pictures! Terry

Greg's Wife said...

God is great! Can't wait to see you with your daughter!

Sean and Lisa said...

Oh my friend! So excited that you can begin the countdown until she will be in your arms! What a long, twisty-turny road you've endured but oh won't it be sweet to finally see your end result?!

Truly you have lived what your sidebar says about faith. Faith is BELIEVING the Word of God and ACTING on it no matter how I feel, believing God will bring a good result. Hallelujah!! One week, one week, ONE WEEK!!!!!!!

Praying you through each step of the way and can't wait to rejoice with you when your precious girl is in your arms!

Laurie said...

After all this time, this is the blog post I have been waiting to see. You will have your daughter in your arms in one short week. Yippeee! I can't wait to hear all about your little one & of course see her photos.

Padilla Fam said...

Yeee haaawww!! I'm crying happy tears for you!!

Chapter Two Manmi said...

I am late to your blog but know that I am praying...for favor before the judge, for safety, for provision, for all that you need.

Hugs through cyberspace,
K

crispy said...

WOW...God is moving in huge ways. Praying all goes well.