Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Let the River Flow!

Praise God!!! After 2 and a half weeks of sitting still on the waitlist and hearing of no referrals going out...yesterday, that all changed!!! A referral of a beautiful baby girl went out to a family with our agency!

My friend, Sarah, texted me the good news! I seriously RAN to my computer! As I sat down, the tears just started to flow! Finally...some MOVEMENT!!! I just sat there crying and thanking Jesus!

Praying that the "river of referrals" will continue to flow this week! Would love for our official February number to be in the 50's!!!

And I just have to tell ya'll about this...

Today I was in a local children's consignment store to drop off some of Carson's old clothes. Last week, I started going through some old clothes to find some to sell. Just thought I would try to add to our adoption fund to bring our baby girl home! Every little bit helps!! :)

Anyway, I was looking around the store for a minute, and I came to the first rack of clothes. I glanced up and THIS is what I saw...


SERIOUSLY?!!! Can you believe this??? I couldn't help but smile really BIG! :)

My phone was in my car, but of course, I went to get it to take a picture! Gotta document all these amazing SIGNS that God is giving us along the way!

God has this adoption journey all under His control...and I love all the sweet, little reminders that He's been giving us!

"I will make RIVERS FLOW on barren heights, and springs within the valleys." Isaiah 41:18

16 comments:

Darcee said...

I LOVE how GOD communicates! I mean even when we aren't looking for SIGNS - he SHOWS us one!!! Ha ha ha!! SOOOOOOOO COOOOOOL! LOVE IT! ♥

...SUPER excited to see a lil movement and another sweeetie God picked out a family for! YAY!

Brandon and Kari + 1 said...

Oh my goodness I LOVE IT...we got one of those signs to when our Birthmother lived on Weston Drive...GOD IS AMAZING!!! We are praying everyday you get closer and closer to bringing Caroline Faith home...it will be 2011 I know that!!

Lauren and Nick Miller said...

That's awesome Allison. Praise God!!

Lara said...

I am so ready for some referrals!

Kirby and Anna said...

What an awesome post! :)

erica said...

Beautiful and so sweet!!!! I'm so excited about the referral, too. It's like a little bit of sunshine after days and days of clouds! :)

Future Mama said...

WOO HOO!!! Gotta love those signs ;-)

Much love,
Future Mama
http://expectingablessing.blogspot.com/

meurrier said...

That's awesome, Alison! I have to know...did you buy it??

Lindsey said...

Bring on the referrals! Such good news!!!

Janet said...

Such a sweet sign... did you buy it??? I think we're all ready for the flood gates to open for referrals!

Shannon said...

oh love it!!! So sweet!

Jill Funkhouser said...

I love it! Isn't God amazing!

Kelli said...

Isn't awesome how God loves us? Love that sign... LOVE IT!

Come on referrals...

Kelly said...

So, did you buy the sign? I have done the same with with consignment shops. It is a great way to add some money to our Minus 1 Project jar. I was happy to hear of some referrals going our making your number go down! :)

Jill said...

I am repeatedly blown away by the sweetness of the Lord. Thank you for sharing. I love experiencing it in my life and seeing it in others.

Go and Tell said...

I love the "river of referrals" you mentioned and am praying that way, too. (i actually am mentioning you in my next blog because my heart has been so heavy to pray this way lately). I just read the verse in Isaiah you referenced and it is so neat because God brought me to another set of verses, Isaiah 44:1-5. These verses have brought me so much encouragement this week as we wait and pray EXPECTANTLY!!