Let me start off by saying I have some VERY exciting news, but you have to read the whole story to understand why it's so exciting.
The past month, I have been pretty down about the whole adoption situation. Shortly (I want to say around a week) after I posted, our caseworker emailed me to say everything was in and they were sending our bill and once that was paid, our homestudy would be finalized (she said it in a much nicer way, but that was the jist)
So, we have the bill sitting smack dab in the middle of our "catch-all" spot in our house. It seems like it has red arrows pointing to it. For the last month, it seems like the "catch-all" has never been cleaner, leaving that bill sitting there staring at me. It seems like all my clients are making payments, which got pushed aside over the holidays. The $1,200 would normally make me think, "OK, it's do-able, we'll figure it out" but without clients paying me when they should, it makes me panic. (And I now have to grow a backbone and tell my clients 100% up front)
Ok, so the last month, I've been praying about this and giving it to the Lord on a daily basis. Nothing was working out. I felt so defeated.
Fast forward to Christmas morning. As our kids were opening a couple presents, Owen hands me one and said read the card first. So I open it up and read this beautiful letter on how he's been spending each day out in the woods praying & talking to God about the situation. Then, I open up a couples devotional. It was touching, but I have to say, I was a bit confused, but when your husband wants to do a bible study together, you don't ask why. I tell him thank you and went to put the letter in the front cover and out fell a check made out to the adoption agency for $1,200!!!! (insert me sobbing here) The way he managed to get the $1,200 is seriously a work of God. I am not going to go into the details, but lets just say, we put our trust in Him and He provided. Thank you, God. Thank you!!!!