I got my quarterly report for “Lili” whom we had started sponsoring in October ’10. Her eyes had taken hold of my heart when I first laid eyes on her but the thought of trying to adopt her had not entered my mind. I was praying for her and a family for her. Yet on December 31, 2010, God did something to my heart as I read over her quarterly report. I can’t really put my finger on it but I was changed. I remember the fleeting thought that “she is my daughter” yet I pushed the thought away. I came back to the computer later that afternoon to look at her again, since I could not stop thinking of her and Madeline had been talking all week long about how “Lili is my sister”; that too I had swept away without a thought.
I just sat and stared at her and decided to email Diana with Pearl River Outreach with “what are the chances??”
Here are the first few emails sent between the two of us:
Happy New Year!!!
Sharon Ankerich says
What a blessing coming your way!!! YAY! A doll baby!!! XO
Football and Fried Rice says
I cant believe how blessed you guys are to have STEPPED out in that faith!!!! GOD KNEW!!!!!!!!!
I just can't wait to see Janie home with her forever Mama, sister and family!!!!!! Praying for that TA!!!!!!
So thankful to be a tiny part of God's plan for sweet, "Lili!!!"
Hey Paige! I remember seeing precious Lili on Pearl River's site and thinking how unbelievably cute she is!! I'm so happy for your family. I can't wait to follow you on your journey to her:)