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Monday, September 29, 2008

God knows us individually

and he surrounds us with the friends that we need to have to help us throughout life. Valerie and her amazing family came over tonight for dinner and LOTS of talking while the kids played. Valerie has biological triplets and then adopted 2 special needs children - one from Uzbekistan and the other from Ukraine. In fact, her son, Evan, was in the same orphanage and in the same room as my Nikita. Their cribs were right next to each other. Valerie is the one who helped us find our son and I'll be forever grateful to her. In addition to this - she has helped me prepare for this trip to Ukraine with long phone calls and visits and I'm so grateful to her for helping me through this foreign (pun intended) journey. How amazing that there is a friend right here in OH who can help me through this adoption. God certainly knows us. I am grateful for all the blessings he gives me as I proceed to follow the path that he has laid out before me.


nicole said...

That's wonderful Jill! I checked out her blog, what an inspiration! I'm so glad you have the support you need to get through this.

Diana said...

...and I can promise you that you've only seen just a tiny glimpse of what is really in store for you. You are setting out on a most amazing journey and are about to experience some of the most incredible, inspirational experiences of your life. Make sure you journal about all of it. There will be times when you will see and feel the hand of the Lord so very clearly and you will be left with no doubt who is in control and who has brought you to this place. Yes, there may be times when you feel like He's forsaken you, but He hasn't.

Just remember Proverbs 3:5-6

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways, acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths."

Kathey said...

It is truly amazing how the Lord works.

Love, Kathey