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Amazed at His provision!

We’ve gotta BIG day tomorrow–so this will be SHORT an sweet–but this miracle MUST be documented. First–I want to thank you guys who have already started praying for the sweet 15 year old who is coming to the Young house this summer. Second–if you shared my blog about New Horizons with others–thank you. I have to share with you that within the last 24 hours–T’s travel is 100% covered! While we were absolutely ready to cover this expense–others have come around us (even some I don’t even KNOW!) and join us by donating to New Horizons for Tetyana’s travel! Can you BELIEVE it is fully covered!!??? Wow!!!

If you are reading this and you prayed for us or you joined us by giving to New Horizons, THANK YOU. I have no idea what this summer holds–but thank you for stepping out in faith with us. We are honored, humbled and excited. And…I am still speechless. Like really–I’m speechless.

And because I’m speechless–the rest of this blog will be short and sweet. That HAD to be documented!

I also have to confess something. Someone sent me a link to a YouTube video this morning. The song was about our not having to do ANYTHING–that He has already done everything. I sat there listening…and honestly…I was discouraged. Discouraged at my stinkin’ right eye blurred vision, discouraged that I’m still trying to figure out what in the world is up with this momma, discouraged we just discovered allergic to my kids dog…I know all very trivial things–but to my heart it just felt big this morning. I had to turn the video off–because…honestly I just wasn’t there.

I told the Lord I really want to trust Him. And then I asked Him…Will you help me trust You?

I feel like my faith can be so small. I wasn’t ready to sing that yet…instead it was more like that old Rich Mullins song Hold Me Jesus:

Well, sometimes my life just don’t make sense at all
When the mountains look so big
And my faith just seems so small

So hold me Jesus, ’cause I’m shaking like a leaf
You have been King of my glory
Won’t You be my Prince of Peace

And I wake up in the night and feel the dark
It’s so hot inside my soul
I swear there must be blisters on my heart

So hold me Jesus, ’cause I’m shaking like a leaf
You have been King of my glory
Won’t You be my Prince of Peace

Surrender don’t come natural to me
I’d rather fight You for something I don’t really want
Than to take what You give that I need
And I’ve beat my head against so many walls
Now I’m falling down, I’m falling on my knees

And this Salvation Army band is playing this hymn
And Your grace rings out so deep
It makes my resistance seem so thin

I’m singing hold me Jesus, ’cause I’m shaking like a leaf
You have been King of my glory
Won’t You be my Prince of Peace


That’s what my heart really felt this morning.

About…a lot of things.

Last week I was praying specifically for what the Lord might want to do with our time with “T” this summer. I was praying over the provision of her trip–I was brainstorming THIS and THAT I could do to help offset the travel costs…and I just sensed the Lord asking me to trust in His provision. That HE already had this. Then in 24 hours from my typing this–her trip has been fully funded. I’m so thankful, humbled and speechless that He is over this summer. NOT TO SAY I’m not scared or still “shaking like a leaf” as this is new to me–but I can trust Him BEFORE His provision–I can trust Him always.

And you can too.

Isn’t that amazing???

And something else that is amazing about this weekend is…

1. My sister had the bright idea to exchange my niece for THESE TWO…

…for my niece! Can you tell by the 2nd picture that someone is 2 years old at our house:). Not sure about my sister’s house–but mine is pretty quite tonight:)

2. We are hosting the fantabulous African American Family Fellowship tomorrow night at our house!!! VERY excited to pack out the house with lots of local adoption families!!! I’m sure we’ll have pictures to follow:)


3. Aunt Reid (Richard’s sister–Ann Reid…but we call her Aunt Reid b/c Aunt Ann Reid is TOO hard to say) came to get Rosie tonight…JUST FOR THE WEEKEND. It will give this mom time to see if there is a difference not having a dog in the house or not for her allergy symptoms. I called and booked my first shot appointment–just not sure we can part with her. One crazy day at a time over here!

Now…off to rest for the big soccer and baseball game tomorrow!

You never see a pic of Rico Suave and I together do you??? We grabbed this last week at our little town’s festival while watching the kids play…

Y’all have a GREAT weekend!!!