Monday, October 26, 2009


This week we got a letter in the post

The adoption is final and done. Signed, sealed and delivered. We did not have a day in court, pictures with a judge and the lunch we planned to celebrate afterwards. At this stage of the adoption all we needed was one final interview with the social worker and then the court registrar would make the final decision based on the social workers report.


I love the way this works as it reflects how God is revealing another aspect of His character to us. Through this adoption we have lived His promise to me, given to me back in 2007 when we faced the last IVF cycle with my own eggs. We thought the prophecy was for then but it was for 2008, for the adoption and for now.

13 But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again. 14 The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.”

My great glory will be displayed through Pharaoh and his troops, his chariots, and his charioteers. 18 When my glory is displayed through them, all Egypt will see my glory and know that I am the Lord!”

Exodus 14: 13-14 & 17b-18 (NLT)

He is just doing things. No fanfare, no shouting, no fuss. No 500 people interceding, no church wide prayers and texts and phonecalls. He just did it. I love it! God does not need what we offer. He works alongside us, invites and allows us to participate and our prayers can move mountains but essentially he is God and we are not. He does not need us to accomplish His Will. This means so much to me. Nothing could stop what He has planned for us. [This is not to say that we are not needed, God loves us and invites us into relationship with Him]

So without all the drama I would naturally (with my passionate personality) surround a final court date with, He just did it. And I drove home, opened the mailbox and in the driveway, read a letter that changed my life. Forever altered who I am and gave us a lineage.

A family tree is established. Forever.

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Simoney said...

wow, sammy. That is so powerful. Yet again - goosebumps. xxx

Rebecca said...

Thats awesome-wow and Yayyy!!

Gail said...

Awesome and Beautiful! Am so happy for you guys!x

Penny said...

Yes!!! Great news! Happy for you

Sophie said...

Beautiful, wonderful, delightful news. Love the part of your post about God establishing a lineage for you both forever.

Widge said...

wow! so cool :)

These Three Kings said...

Thank you for sharing Sammy!! Soo excited for your family!

Jodi said...

Sammy, congratulations on becoming a forever family!

Beautiful scripture...brought tears to my eyes thinking about how relevant that is to my last blog post!

sanjeet said...

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