So sorry to keep you all hanging...
I have been just a little bit busy the past couple of days.
If you need to catch up a bit go to my last post
if not, on we go!
So, about a year after we returned home with our precious Lizzie...
after the jet lag and the eating problems and the tantrums and the speech therapy and the OT and the PT and the 18 clubfoot casts and the hand surgeries
AND THE INDESCRIBABLE JOY....
that came along with our wonderful Lizzie
I began to slowly inch my way back into the adoption world
much to the dismay of my wonderful hubby – heh!
I knew that the Lord was doing something in my heart but had no clue what was to come.
It all started with one little advocacy post about one beautiful child who happen to find her family
and – I – was – hooked
it grew from there and now...
here we are.
Where you might ask?
Well, I have to go back a bit first to introduce you to an amazing friend of mine who just so happened to bring home not one but TWO aging out kiddos within months of each other.
Angie R and her hubby Tom are just incredible.
Not only do they love the Lord but they TRUST Him and Angie knew that the Lord was leading her and she was following.
Again, after the jet lag and well...
that is about it!
I know - she is just sickening that way! Hehe!
She asked me...
Angie asked me to consider what the Lord might be asking of us,
she asked me to contact an adoption agency
and not just any agency
the agency that helped us to bring our precious Lizzie home.
I will never forget seeing Lizzie's sweet face on one of Lifeline's waiting child lists
it was love at first sight and through the efforts of my incredible and incredibly patient social worker, Karla and this wonderful agency
we brought our Lizzie home.
And now, Angie was asking me to contact them and not to bring another child home...
She was hoping to talk to Lifeline about the possibility of opening a satellite office right here
and she wanted my help
so I emailed their international director
but not for long
early the next morning, through bleary eyes
I saw his reply
He would be very interested in talking to us about a satellite office!
So, after introducing Angie to Lifeline...
and before we could exhale
The director and the international director were here
exploring where they felt the Lord was leading them
cause ya see, unbeknownst to Angie and myself
Lifeline had been praying about where to expand and...
guess what state kept coming up????
so they wasted no time
after receiving our emails
Angie and I have just returned...
from Alabama and the Lifeline Children’s Services Office...
as official employees!
Angie as the Director of our state's new office and I as Lifeline’s National Adoption Advocate!
There is no way to describe in one post how much this is an answer to prayer,
a purposeful vision and provision,
a way for Angie to utilize the talents the Lord blessed her with while helping her family and the precious children who so captured her heart,
a way for me to be able to continue to advocate for those precious children and not just any kiddos but those who have my heart, those who have more significant needs or those who just happen to be older, those who are listed with Lifeline AND those who are on the shared list...
and all the while, helping to provide for my family,
a way to be able to give Him all the glory because only He could have been able to do something like this and do it so well.
not always easy for me
I can do and will do because I know without a shadow of a doubt that the Lord has been working for me, He has been working for Angie and He is working for these precious children and the families in this community who have waited so long for a wonderful Christian agency...
and now it is time for me to get to work for HIM!
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