Wednesday, March 31, 2010

24 Hours

In the last 24 hours I have:

shopped for supplies

packed

taken my son to the doctor

taken my son for a haircut

went to the chiropractor

and booked my airline tickets...

with the 100% God provided money for our airfare!!!!!! The entire amount has been received and I stand in humbled awe of God's goodness. I am partly in awe because I absolutely don't deserve any of His grace that has been lavished upon me.

Thank you to everyone who has prayed for us on this journey (please don't stop now). I will leave Friday afternoon and arrive Saturday in Ghana. Our together forever begins April 3rd and I am looking forward to the joys and the challenges that come along with it.

In adoption the fearful become beloved, the scorned become adored, the nameless become cherished, the lonely become the laughing, and death becomes life abundant. In adoption, we can clearly see God taking ashes from here and ashes from there and making something truly beautiful with them.
Kerry Hasenbalg, Hope for the Journey (An Adoption Companion)

15 comments:

livingpurereligion said...

I love you, Stephanie! This has been a long, hard journey and I'm so glad to have taken it with you! All of the tears and frustration just melt away in this moment!!! Our family will continue to pray for your trip, as well as your transition into your new family dynamic! If you see any of Rhoda's kids, please tell them hello from Ruth and her mama. We love them all so much!

stephanie garcia said...

Oh, how happy I am for you, Stephanie!!

Lena Wright said...

God Rocks! I will continue to pray and stalk you for pics, soon! ;-) Love you girlfriend.

The Gang's Momma! said...

I'm so in awe. I'm so happy for you. I can't wait to hear the whole story, to see the trip unfold. To see her HOME in your arms. Yay God!!!!!!!

Sean and Lisa said...

I KNEW God would do it!! He is ALWAYS faithful!!
Rejoicing in PA!!!

crispy said...

Yay !!!!! So happy for you and praising God for His goodness.

Twinsplusthree said...

Praying you to Ghana to back! So excited for you in NJ!

Tanya said...

giddy with excitement for you to finally go get your beautiful daughter! blessings from UT.

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

So happy for you!!!


Laurel :)

mlg said...

Amazing!! Love the quote!

We are Grateful!!! said...

Sorry, we have been traveling. Just home and so excited to hear the news. I prayed for Mercy during our trip and will continue as you travel.
So thankful this is finally happening for you Stephanie.
Blessings,
T

God's Grace said...

I can't help but peek at whats going on! I'm not supposed to be typing or "clicking" but I just can't stay away! God is so good Stephanie, what an awesome thing, your daughter is coming home :) I'm praying about adopting again real soon. His Will be done. We don't have a dime but I'm praying about a 10 year old in China with scoliosis. Can't wait to wrap up this journey to Ghana with you!

Laurie said...

Have a safe journey & I hope for a smooth transition with your daughter. I can't wait to see pictures :)

Sean and Lisa said...

Thinking about you tonight.....and so, so excited that you are one day closer to your girl!!!
Praying for your travels. Go bring that girl home!!!! :)
Much love!

Tereasa said...

Yes, Yes, Yes! I am sooooooo happy for you!!!!