Continuing from our “Bao Xinu” Auction and the adventure to our children in China...
As I mentioned yesterday, we found our that “Cherry" had been apart of the 1st Hope Journey and had not found her forever family. This was her second year and probably last chance to find her forever family. I kept thinking about her and how beautiful I thought she was. I prayed for her every day and did something “dangerous”. I couldn’t help myself. Knowing that it would have to be the will of the LORD for anything to happen, I asked to look at her file. I was told that, in part, because of our advocating for her, several families where looking into her file. However, the agency would keep us in mind, if no family requested to adopt her.
I continued to “watch” and pray, when right before Thanksgiving 2010 we were asked if we were still interested in looking at “Cherry’s” file. Here was the moment...
The moment I wasn’t sure what to do with. I was pretty sure I was already in love with her and probably couldn’t stand looking further into her file if we were not financially able to adopt her. I had told Steve about “Cherry”, but he had also been clear that, though he would love to bring home a son AND a daughter, we just didn’t have the money. I asked him if we could look at her file and I that I just felt that the LORD had saved her for us. He told me that it ($) had to be under “x” amount of money to add a 2nd child, and even then, we were completely stepping out again in faith asking the LORD to provide.
Well, that was all I needed!!!!!
We requested her file and found out things that just made us fall in love with her more!!!! She was hoping to be adopted by a “lovely” family that was active and she loved feeling beautiful and LOVED to wear beautiful dresses. Did you see the word “beautiful”? That will become even more important and remember the song from yesterday that the LORD showed me when I began to pray for her...”Come Home, Beautiful”.
So, even as I was thinking and prayer for our new son, Asher; and trying to learn a few Chinese phrases, I was also thinking...could it be possible that there would be TWO?