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Absolutely AMAZED.

That. Is. What. I. Am. Tonight.




Soooo…just earlier today—I wrote our FINAL cupcake total ($2,229.90). AMAZING. God’s provision. Not sure if you remember–but in an earlier post I said we were told to expect our trip to cost approximately $3,000.00 a person. I was thinking—we could use our SkyMiles for our ticket…but then again with a short notice–we always might not be able to. Many of you have been praying that would work out for us! Well, I’m afraid our God is bigger than that. He doesn’t want my heart to worry or be anxious any more than it already has. I need to REST in His plans—in His purposes…AND TRUST HIM.

I said the cupcake sale was a hit.

It was over–and thank you everyone for helping!

And then tonight–someone across the country (you know who you are!) bought a final cupcake…simply because the Lord led them to.

I scratched my head at the donation because it was a odd number down the penny.

Then I added it to what we already had.

And it took my airbrained + failed algebra in 9th grade (yes, it’s true) self a while to do the math. Then I got my trusty calculator and it did the math for me.






And I told myself last week, “But Lord–we can’t ask for help. If we sell things we can come up with it. But Lord–we live in a nice house…would it really be okay to receive help? But Lord–we could just borrow it…we could figure it out…really–we have “things” so we can’t be helped.”

And today…

God speaks to my heart.

Trust me.

Let me provide.

Let this story be MORE than just about you and your family.

Let MY people join you.

Lose your pride.

This isn’t about you.

In fact, Isaac isn’t even yours…neither is Parker, Laney or Frank. They are MINE.

So let ME bring home MY children.


Just raise your hands to me…let ME receive the glory!

Let those who don’t “get it” think what they want. THIS IS MY STORY—and IT’S FOR MY GLORY.

Let me provide.

Let me blow you away.

Let me take you…to get the son–I set aside for you…

to love, to raise, and to one day—introduce him…TO ME.

To Him be the glory!!!

So that being said…our “cupcake sale”…the curtain closes…

and a new day begins tomorrow…

of trusting Him bigger.


because HE goes before us.

And truly…



And to the precious family that we’ve never met who bought a “cupcake” and donated to our trip well after we said we were done…thank you for being His hands and feet tonight…for loving our family and for loving Isaac…what a JOY it is to be on this journey with you.

Now…praying for that court date;). And trusting HIM for the outcome!

Megan - May 7, 2010 - 1:32 am

Incredible!!! Proof again that God is writing every DETAIL of Isaac’s story.

Kim - May 7, 2010 - 6:27 am

Love how HE is writing your testimony one step at a time!

Courtney Waggoner - May 7, 2010 - 7:50 am


Katie - May 7, 2010 - 8:04 am

That’s just awesome, just plain and simple, awesome!

Kim - May 7, 2010 - 8:58 am

Oh How He Loves!!!!

Sallee Couch - May 7, 2010 - 9:41 am

whhhoooo hoooo!! YAY !! GOD IS GOOD!!

JonesEthiopia - May 7, 2010 - 11:18 am

That’s so amazing! WOW!

Melanie Strobel - May 7, 2010 - 8:07 pm

WOW in the highest!

Vanessa - May 7, 2010 - 10:36 pm

Glory!! Thank you for sharing what God put on your heart!!! I love the part about it isn’t about you and how all of the children are HIS. Love IT!!!!

Rachel - May 10, 2010 - 12:06 pm

What a wonderful fundraiser idea and awesome story of God’s sovereign provision through His body! I love it!! I know that journey of humility and trust. It is sooo hard but so sweet because you just KNOW God is doing something beyond your ability or imagination—He is sooo good! Thank you–praying for you!