We got another MIRACLE this morning!!!
We got PA from CHINA!!!! (Pre-approval to adopt our baby girl!!!) It is now official and we can share the news of our Gianna Lilyfaith with the world!!!
read on for more miracles.....
Ok, if you've read our latest most awesome and incredible family news then you know how the Lord has taken us on an incredible journey to make HIS will known to us in a very powerful way about our daughter, Gianna Lilyfaith
If you haven't read it yet....please go read it now!!! You will need to know the whole story!
Then...come back here! :)
I am here to testify that HE IS NOT DONE displaying HIS mighty hand in this journey! It is our desire that our Journey be a living testimony to HOW big GOD is, how HE PROVIDES powerfully to those who step out in faith, and how He reveals HIS heart for the orphan!
It's been a scary journey to take a blind leap, especially when you really don't know where you will land. I guess it's a lot like sky-diving..you know ...or think you will be ok, because the instructor has told you that all is in place for you to have a safe landing. But, the only way to know for sure...is to simply jump and trust. One step forward...and FALL BACK.
That is what GOD has asked of us: TO TRUST. To put our faith in action. TO walk the talk.
it is hard.
We find ourselves SO grateful for what He has done for us, and shouting praises for salvation....yet, so paralyzed by fear to really follow where He calls us...to the hard places. Because it's not safe.
We don't want to be play it safe anymore.
We are called to "TRUST FALL BACKWARDS on the LORD" even when we don't see Him!
And He promises to catch us.
He promised to be our strength in the days ahead as we walk our daughter through a future scary open heart surgery...He promises to equip us through all the future health unknowns....
And, they were there...HIS ARMS ARE BIG, PEOPLE!!
...and the story continues:
So....finally, after much prayer and seeking after God's will WE GET TO CALL GIANNA OURS!!! WHAT A GIFT!!!!
I knew she was ours from the moment I laid eyes on her....My heart was relieved....
SO OUR HEARTS WERE BURSTING WITH JOY!
had we not leaped...we would NOT have seen GOD!!!!
FEAR OF really really needing GOD!
ANYTHING that would make this decision feel safer, to make it make "more sense."
But..then if that was what we had.......why would we Need HIM SO BADLY?
I am so thankful HE KEPT PURSUING US!!
Well....as I was finishing up many of my tasks, I started to get a restless feeling about something.
Side note: my miracle-girl suffered for 46 days in a hospital with bacterial meningitis fighting for her life
These photos...they bring on such a feeling of sadness....to think of the pain she went through, it brings me to tears...ugly tears to imagine what my baby girl went through without me by her side.
But, then I feel a peace..a deep peace. She had a fleet of angels around her. God provided.
The love she is receiving makes my heart well up with a profound gratefulness and joy and appreciation and joy for the loving hands and hearts of the amazing Harmony Family.
I see Jesus in them...they were Jesus to my baby girl.....
My heart is bursting... BURSTING!!
God is in EVERY DETAIL...like always. But, its amazing when you get a divine glimpse at HIS HAND, HIS POWER, HIS DIVINE INTERVENTION!! Especially when it's your very own daughter who is 1/2 world away!!!!
Consumed for worry......yet now, there is a peace that has replaced my worry. There is still an aching to be with her, of course....BUT A DEEP DEEP PEACE, not a peace that the world gives, but PEACE THAT only GOD GIVES.
|This is beautiful Lily, the director of the China foster home, Gianna was named after her .|
She is very bonded to her....She will always be connected to her in a very profound and deep way. Gianna will know her and the whole Harmony family forever.
|I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;|
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well. (psalm 139:14)
Stories of our little warrior girl....
|we love you baby Gia, and we want to smother you in kisses!|
― David Platt, Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream