Friday, November 19, 2010

In awe ...

I have spent the majority of my recent years in awe of what God has been doing in my life.  Whether it be professional, personal or spiritual, God has been stirring it up.  I would be less than honest to say I fully understand the reasoning behind all of the opportunities, changes and challenges that have been presented, but I rest in the knowledge that God has a plan...and that plan is for good...regardless of whether I can see or understand it on this side of the veil.  I find myself praying consistently that I will seek His face in all that has been presented...and, again, I fail far too often in that respect (hence, the consistent prayer), as some of these "things" have me very confused...but every morning His grace is enough and I know that He has this all under control.

As we wrapped up our first fundraiser these past few days, I have been in particular awe of the response of family and friends both near and far...and yes, even some strangers.  Names that have not been uttered in decades (ok, 1-2 decades to set that record straight) have come out of nowhere to play a part in the journey to bring Maggie home.  And in some cases, names I have never seen before have popped up on the list.  Wow, what a wonderful testament to God's promise to care for and provide for us.  I can remember a time early on in the process to bring Maggie home that I was particularly perplexed how the money aspect would work out.  "Leap of Faith" took on a whole new meaning to me as I read in one of the packets that "where there is God's will, there will be God's provision."  I can honestly say I have watched Him write check after check as He has worked in the hearts of so many good people over the past months (and year for that matter).  Each one has been a blessing to me and my family...many tears of joy and wonderment have been shed with each one...and many prayers have been spoken for each family that has responded to the call.  Thank each and every one of you from the bottom of our hearts.  You are no longer like family to are family to us.  God Bless you all and thank you for your continued prayers.

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