If I thought getting information while I was there in person was hard, trying to get the information from the other side of the world was outright impossible. I tried everything I could think of but all my efforts failed. Then one day I checked my e-mail and there it was – all the necessary information! Three days later her sweet, smiling face appeared on Reece’s Rainbow… To be honest, God gave me an important reminder through the way this all played out: While it is right and good to be a voice for the voiceless, on their own, all my best efforts amount to nothing. God alone is omnipotent, God alone can make the mountains move and my best “effort” will always be the time I spend in prayer.
So yes, my heart is still burdened by the events of the past couple weeks but today, today is a day to be thankful…
I am thankful that all of “my angels” now have a chance at a family.
I am thankful for new pictures of my sweet kids’ faces.
I am thankful that my little snuggle bug will never have to spend another night in an orphanage.
I am thankful for friends I’ve never met who love my kids and want to see them find families just as much as I do.
I am thankful that I have the most supportive mother in the world who listens to me talk about kids and families she doesn’t know for hours on end and lets me live in her house rent-free while I try to figure out what’s next.
I am thankful for sunny summer afternoons spent sitting on a park bench talking about faith, life and the Word of God.
I am thankful for Christian artists who write songs like these that cause me to stop what I’m doing and take time to worship.
I am thankful that I serve a God who is always good, always sovereign and always faithful. Period.