I have literally sat staring at my computer. Crying. Laughing. Chills all over. Thanking God. And thanking God some more.
I have been trying all afternoon to find the right words to express what is in my heart. I’m not very eloquent with words, and sometimes I struggle to find just the right words to express myself. Times like today, when everything just comes out all wrong. Type. Delete. Type. Delete. Type. Delete.
I really don’t even know how to begin to convey what is in my heart. Every time I write something down, it seems so inadequate to express what I’m feeling right now. I am truly at a complete loss for words.
I am so humbled and amazed. My heart is overflowing with thankfulness and absolute gratitude for you, God’s army. His beloved people. You have blown me away.
When I felt positive that I needed to advocate for Yulia, never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that $12,000 would be donated in just two days. Never. I am an emotional mess. The fact that so many of you would open your hearts to a little girl who is languishing in a crib on the other side of the world brings me to my knees. Sobbing.
Such love. Such amazing and unconditional love. Heaven coming down to earth.
There is so much bad news around. I cannot even watch the news on TV or read a newspaper anymore. Everything is so darn depressing. I can’t tell you what it does to me (and many others) to SEE good! To SEE the love of God. To SEE the goodness of God being poured out so sacrificially through His people. To SEE a miracle unfolding before our very eyes. To SEE the Body of Christ rally for someone who they have never even met.
And to SEE how desperately and passionately God LOVES orphans. How His absolute desire is that they be rescued and brought into families…no matter what.
It all…well…leaves me a blubbering mess.
I have been so deeply moved by the e-mails I have received over the last few days from families who themselves have raised children who have (or had) Cockayne Syndrome. And from families who have adopted children who they knew would not live long and fruitful lives. Just like precious Chrissie. It truly is so humbling to meet such incredible families. “Whatever, God” people. Those who will serve the Lord with reckless abandon no matter where it takes them, or what He asks them to do.
I am forever changed by the hearts of all of you, God’s beautiful people, who have sown seed into Yulia’s grant fund. I can tell you that from all the e-mails I have received over the last two days, that the faith of many is being restored…all because so many of you have said “yes” to helping a little girl who so desperately needs someone to come and get her.
Thank you for allowing us all to SEE the goodness of a Father who is alive and well and more than able to show us His miracle working power in 2010.
Please don’t stop praying.
Please don’t stop spreading the word about Yulia.
Please don’t stop trusting with me for her family to find her soon.
And please don’t stop giving to Yulia’s grant fund. I am still standing and believing that together we can have her adoption FULLY FUNDED by October 8.
Possible? Heavens, YES!
NOTHING is impossible for the Lord God Almighty.
Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus to Yulia.
Thank you, thank you, thank you…from the bottom of my heart.