A Good Work Fulfilled

Three years ago, Kevin and I began pouring every last second into thinking, researching and praying about adoption.  We became more and more certain that God was calling us to adopt a child from Ethiopia.  As the journey progressed, we found out He intended not one, but two sweet boys to be our sons and a certain verse became my theme:

With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of His calling, and that by His power He may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by faith.  2 Thessalonians 1:11

As our adoption journey drug on, I became more and more aware of how necessary God’s power would be to bring our boys home.  We knew He had prompted us by faith to adopt these children and so, in faith, we continued to trust that His power would prevail and the boys would one day be our children.  Yesterday, July 21, 2011, we stood in a family court here in Louisville, Kentucky to finalize our adoptions and we saw God’s good work fulfilled. The proceeding was more of a formality than anything else, but for me, it was a moment to worship.  My amazing God, the God of the universe, called little ole me to travel across an ocean and make two boys who were not my own my beloved sons.  He purposed, He called and He fulfilled.  Oh, how I love Him and how I praise Him for His power and His beautiful ways.

My precious family (officially!)!

2 thoughts on “A Good Work Fulfilled

  1. Judge Delahantey was Rebekah’s judge (for the entire 22 mo.) too and we have the same picture. So glad they’re officially yours!

  2. I live the simple way you gave testament to the power of God’s work in your adoption journey. Would you be willing to let us feature this post on “We Are Grafted In” (www.wearegraftedin.com)? I think your post would be an encouragement to other adoptive parents as they trudge through the trials of adoption. Feel free to contact me with questions!
    -Stephanie (co-administrator of WAGI)

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