It has been a long time since I have been to this dusty blog of mine. As a quick update - everyone is doing great. Ember continues to grow and thrive. She is full of personality for her little size! A constant stream of questions are asked by her daily. She had pretty major surgery this summer and spent most of her summer in casts on both legs. She finally was able to start walking again and right before Christmas she fell at school and broke her femur! Ouch! She is back in a cast and wheelchair until at least the end of January. She somehow is still one of the most positive and happy individuals that I know. She is a gift for sure.
this post on Julia Nalle's blog.
I followed the link to Rebecca. I watched this video. I felt crushed. There is no other way to describe it. I cried and couldn't get her out of my mind. At that point I asked Thad to take a look at the video and to please pray for Rebecca and to pray that a family finds her.
God was whispering to us. Both us fervently prayed daily that a family would step up. At that same time we also each felt so drawn to her. We talked lightly about adding her to our family but we just weren't ready to accept that we were being asked to do that. We don't have the means to pay the ridiculous costs it takes to save a child like this. God kept at us. We began thinking that maybe we were meant to be her family. It is a terribly scary thought for us. Don't get me wrong - we have plenty of love for her. We would love to just scoop her up tomorrow and wrap our arms around her and love her forever. We want to protect her. To keep her warm. To comfort her. The task of getting from where we are today and the point where we get to hold her is daunting. It is a mountain. We are listening to that whisper however. We are trusting God to make this possible. It is a miracle that she was brought to our attention. It is a miracle that we heard a quiet whisper telling us "she is yours". Our God is a God of miracles and it will be a miracle when we get to hold our new daughter.