Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Awestruck Wonder!


WOW!! I stand in awe of my Lord and Savior...JEHOVAH JIREH. This is one of the Hebrew names for God, which literally means"The Lord Provides". And oh, how He provides!

We have been so humbled and amazed by how God is providing for our adoption expenses to bring our precious Caroline Faith home!

I actually missed the voice mail from our adoption agency because I had gone outside to meet the kids getting off the school bus! But later that afternoon, I went to check my email and saw something from AGCI with the subject line saying "AGCI-Adoption Donation". I opened the email, and this is what I began to read...

"I am happy to inform you that an anonymous donor has generously given $5000 towards your adoption. As per my voice mail, the donation will be credited into your adoption account and will be applied at the time of referral."

There was more to the email, but I stopped at this point because I was literally in TEARS!! Overwhelmed. Speechless. Grateful. Blessed. Amazed. Humbled. Thankful. ANONYMOUS DONOR!!

Jody was home from work with the stomach virus, and I couldn't even speak or run downstairs to tell him. I was weeping. Since I knew he was on his computer downstairs, I just forwarded him the email. Of course, he quickly came upstairs as soon as he read it!

I could barely talk through my tears (I'm tearing up right now just thinking about it!), and we just sat there so awestruck! We have never received anything from an anonymous donor, that I remember. Wow! We both just talked about how God is providing every single thing we need to bring our baby girl home. We had faith that He would, but to see it all actually play out is just an amazing thing! Words don't do it justice.

Who would've given us this very generous gift? We don't know, and chances are, we never will. That is how this donor wanted it. It is such a beautiful way to give something too...this person never wants to receive any thanks or praise for their gift. The act of giving is the blessing for them...it's enough.

Jehovah Jireh...God Provides. Praising God today for His provision, specifically in our life right now for our adoption expenses!

"So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide. And to this day it is said, "On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided." Genesis 22:14

30 comments:

Heather said...

Ahhhhh..... tears.....

I love it! So happy for you guys and Caroline Faith! Just amazing!

Makenzie said...

Wow! I never cease to be amazed at the Provision of our God! God bless your anonymous donor!

Lara said...

Amazing!

Joshua and Hilary said...

I LOVE this Alison!!!! This made me tear up too! Isn't God just awesome how He blesses our socks off when we are obedient!? It's true.. God funds His callings! Oh I just love this for you guys! Wahoo!

meredith and justin said...

Our God is so awesome! This brought tears to my eyes! Why do we ever doubt Him?

Bonnie Nieuwstraten said...

God is sooo good!! Why are we constantly amazed by Him?? He can do anything! I'm happy for you guys!!

Christy said...

OOOOOOH WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!! Praise the Lord. Crying tears of joy with you. And thank you for sharing!

Amanda said...

Amazing! Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

Chills! Praise God for him providing through everything! Amazing...not going through an adoption, but the reminder is nice. Give it to him, and he will provide! Thank you!

Kelli said...

Chill bumps and tears...

Wow-ee... guess that's the understatement of the year.

Amazing.

Nicole said...

Absolutely AMAZING!!!

Jed and Amanda said...

That is beyond amazing! So happy for you and your family.

Kelly said...

Love it....the body of Christ serving, supporting, encouraging, and loving like it should!!

Sarah Broadus said...

what a blessing!

Carin said...

I started to get tears just reading this! How amazing our God is and how he provides through His people!! Very joyful for your family! Blessings, Carin

meurrier said...

Alison...that is SO AWESOME!! I teared up and had chills all over when I was reading it! My husband read the post first and said, "Meredith, you've got to come read this!"

So exciting!!!! We filled out our Pre-Application today, so I guess our journey has begun!

Sharon said...

wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!!! What a huge relief off of your shoulders!!

The DeLoach Family said...

i got chills while reading this!! all i can say is WOW!!! God really does provide for His children!!

Britney said...

This is so awesome! Praise God!!!

Our Bigg Family said...

Alison, I know the feeling girl! It is AMAZING!!!! I am crying with ya all over again!! Bless all those that God has called to help fund these adoptions!! So happy for you all to get this experience!!

Kelly Jo said...

Wow!! God is AMAZING!!!

Lauren said...

Oh my GOODNESS! That is absolutely AMAZING!!!! Praise God!!!!

Kelly said...

Thank you for offering to share our blog on yours!! Just another way to encourage and support one another! Thanks, Alison, we really appreciate it!

Lyndsay said...

Alison,
I just found your blog after you left a comment on mine and it was a Divine Appointment! We are planning a movie night fundraiser for our adoption and I have been so stressed out that people will not come, or people will not give, and I know that God is using this post as an encouragement to me, so Thank you! We too are bringing home a little girl from Ethiopia! :)

Brandon and Kari + 1 said...

WOW...God truly always provides and has an amazing plan as long as you do his will...of course you already know that :) Blessings as you continue on your journey & hope that you family is 100% better soon!!

MamaMimi said...

Wow! What an amazing heart your anonymous donor has! =) So happy for you!

The Segrest Family said...

WOW. simply. wow.
That's awesome.
love y'all!

The Barnes said...

Wow!! So amazing!!

Darcee said...

BEAUTIFUL. AMAZING. HEARTFELT. WONDERFUL! God Bless the Anonymous Giver - what a selfless, HUGELY significant gesture of kindness and obedience!

REALLY Awesome to see how GOD - through AWESOME PEOPLE like that provides for one of HIS BIGGEST Passions - the Orphans!!

Thanks for Sharing! ♥

John and Shannon said...

I will the bless the Lord at all times. His praise shall continually be in my mouth!