In awe. Speechless.

Sometimes words fail. As I sit here trying to write this post, I'm just not sure even where to begin and how to say all that I'm feeling. I'm a little overwhelmed with emotion and alot short on words.

We have met our referral fee goal. In 4 days. Our goal was $8300... as of now we have $8548. Again, no words.

As I was typing our facebook update last night, we were at $6548... just under $2,000 from our goal. I was chatting on facebook with a friend, who told me she was emailing me some pictures and said to go check my email. So I posted my status, then went to check my email. I saw her pictures, and then saw another email had come in from someone I didn't know. She was another adopting mom, who had found my blog, and wanted to support our adoption. She said she and her husband just cut a check for $2,000 and would be sending it out right away.

Seriously. What do you say to that?!

Joe and the kids and I read her email in tears. We are amazed. In awe of the provision God has granted in such a short period of time. All of you have rallied behind our family and supported our efforts to bring home Abby in this hour of need. Some of you we know, many of you we don't. We feel so loved, and we are so grateful.

We will now be able to send our referral packet by our due date. That is such a huge relief, to know we will not be delayed in getting our court date and planning our travel to meet our daughter.

As for the puzzle...that puts us at 395 pieces sold. It is coming together!!! Those of you who still want to purchase a piece and be a part of that memorial may continue to do so. The puzzle is 500 pieces...so there's plenty more available. All funds at this point will go toward our next phase of expenses, which include our 2 required trips to Ethiopia, in country expenses, visas, etc. We still have about $10,000 more in expenses from here...so nothing is wasted, I assure you.

But I don't want to leave this post on a note of need. Because frankly, in the last four days, God has proven He will fund what He favors. So I want to leave this post rejoicing, thanking my God for you, and celebrating the provision He has granted.

All for little Abby. All for God's glory.

The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of His bounty, to send rain on your land in season
and to bless all the work of your hands.
~Deuteronomy 28:12

15 comments:

Jon Kemp said...

WOW!! Our God is Large.

Barbara said...

I am finding myself smiling and giggling alot!! So very grateful to the Lord our King and Savior Jesus Christ. Love you Abby Lynne Walser!!

Chantelle said...

YAY!! :) So happy for you guys. And I love that line... "He will fund what He favors." Good stuff!

Connie said...

Giddy here, just plain giddy. Keep sitting in that place of rejoicing Rachel - it's a mighty fine place to be! You should feel loved because you are, and the One who loves you best arises on behalf of the Fatherless. The rest of us are just kids imitating their Father and having a blast doing it.

Erica said...

Rejoicing in this house! Our Father is so so rich, it's amazing to watch His great hand of provision, blessed to be apart, honored to walk this out next to you. CANNOT wait to meet little Miss Abby!! Love that precious girl already.

Lara said...

I am so amazed. God is so good.

walser2003 said...

Praising God for His many blessings. So excited for you. Can't wait to meet this precious little one. Love you little Abby Lynne.

Jen said...

I am so moved. Love it when God shows off. :-) Praise His name!

Jennifer in TN

Evan said...

Abby's Aunt Evan has tears rolling down her rejoicing cheeks! Praise God!

WendyLou said...

And God keeps getting bigger!! Soooo thankful that y'all are sharing your progress with us and allowing us all to be a part of uniting sweet babies with their forever families. Amazing!!!

Bear Creek Mama said...

SO AWESOME IS OUR GOD!
Praising with you.....

sandy said...

awesome!

Laurie said...

So excited for you and your family. God is faithful!!!! Praising Him for who He is!!!

B'sBabyFarm said...

So happy for your family! I have been telling people about this... what an AMAZING testament to how awesome God is!!

And for those of us who feel like we are drowning in the sea of fundraising... THIS is just what I needed this week. God funds what He favors!!

Bonnie said...

YAY!!!! So pumped to once again see God's provision truly LAVISHED on someone! Love you guys :)