Friday, January 28, 2011

Look What God Provided!!!


Yep, God provided the "Caroline" sign for us!!!


I went to bed last night praying that if God wanted us to have the sign for Caroline Faith, that HE would totally provide for it!

For some reason, I didn't feel good about just going back to the store and spending $40 on it. BUT, I knew that this would be so special for Caroline to have one day...to show her how much she was being LOVED and PRAYED FOR even before she was home!

Well, Caty and I were just leaving lunch yesterday, and an email popped up on my phone. It was from my sweet mother-in-law, and here's what it said...

"Gammy and Pops would love to buy the "Caroline" sign for our granddaughter's room...our gift to her!"

I was so excited!! I knew immediately that this was how God had chosen to provide the sign for us...through Jody's parents! I emailed her back telling her THANK YOU so much, and how I had just prayed for God's provision the night before!

So, we did a quick detour and headed to the consignment store to purchase the sign. No time like the present! :) I was really hoping they would let me buy it, because it was actually an "example" piece. They sell these handmade signs that a local girl makes from wood from old barns in Mississippi...every piece is unique! Anyway, the "Caroline" sign was one that they had on display to show.

Well, I told them that we are adopting a baby girl from Ethiopia, who we are naming Caroline Faith! They were so sweet and so excited for us! And they said, "YES!"...they would let us purchase the sign! YAY!!! Thank you, Jesus! I can't wait to hang it in her room!

Then, we later got home to see THIS waiting for us in the mail...


the "Baby Caroline" doll!! I was so excited to win a recent giveaway!! She let me choose which doll, so of course I chose the "Caroline" doll! :) Love it!


18 comments:

Rebekah said...

How fun!! I love all the little blessings and surprises. So excited for you guys!

Heather said...

What a neat story! I love the sign and the doll!

A Love Worth Waiting For.... said...

I have tears in my eyes!!

He is always so faithful!

Abby said...

LOVE it!!! God is sooo amazing even in the small things:)

erica said...

I love the sign - so sweet! It will always be a beautiful part of your adoption story!

mlynne said...

I dont know how you all do it, picking out the name before hand, it's ever so pretty. Michael and I keep changing our "considering list". Not to mention we dont know the gender either. Did you all just like the name or is there a story behind it?

Love the sign!

Kelly Jo said...

So glad you got the sign!! :)

Stephanie said...

So sweet! Love how God provides!

Kelli said...

So happy you got the sign...
Awesome.

Katie said...

Hello-Many blessing to you and your adoption journey! Love the doll. God Bless

4 Blessings said...

I love that you were able to get that sign for your girl. The doll is adorable!
Guess what I got in the mail yesterday? The rain boots I was able to order from winning your giveaway!!! Thank you again!
Blessings,
Amy

JonesEthiopia said...

Great story!

We have that same little doll at our house, too... Bought it for my E and another one for her ET BFF who she'll be reunited with next weekend. :)

MamaMimi said...

Those are little God kisses my friend, enjoy =)

Nicole said...

So glad you got your package. Can't wait to see Caroline with her baby. That sign will look so sweet in her nursery!

Amanda said...

I met a girl at the park today who has an Ethiopian little girl! Precious! Told her all about you and passed on your blog to her. Hers is www.faith-hope-love.com

Hope you guys connect. She was a neat girl!

LOVE the sign and the sweet gesture from Caroline's grandparents!!

Love
Amanda

MamaMimi said...

Thanks for the comment...umm...I have heard SO many reccomendations for a Mary Beth Chapman book that I think I just HAVE to pick one up one of these days! =) Thanks for sharing.

Rachelle said...

Yeah! Nicole is a gem! So happy you won the doll!

Hannah said...

What a gift!! I'm not even talking about the sign (but that is a cool gift too!!)