Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tears of joy

I can barely see the computer screen.  For the last two hours, I've been crying, then drying my tears, then suddenly sobbing again at the drop of a hat.  For all of the very best reasons.

Peter called me from work about something totally mundane -- he was checking if I could use a room at church for a meeting that had to be moved last-minute.  The woman who was going to host my meeting has a child with a miserable stomach bug.

Suddenly, I heard other voices in his office, and he said, "What? What?"  Then I heard one of the voices ask why he was crying.  I wondered what in the world was going on.

Then, she took the phone and talked to me.  A family I barely know has been talking and praying about our adoption.  They had a sum of money set aside, and felt that God wanted them to help us bring K home.  She quietly said the amount over the phone, and my face crumpled as I literally burst into tears. 

I am completely overwhelmed at their kindness and generosity.  They are choosing to be part of changing K's life forever.  I don't have any idea why they thought of us -- I believe it is just purely them listening to God and responding in love and obedience.  Our good Father delights in surprising us and lavishing us with unexpected goodness and provision.  Why does He do that?  Why would He bless us so?

What this family doesn't know is that we only had enough in savings to make our final adoption payment.  We had nothing to spare for the trip, and were wondering if we would need to ask for a loan from a family member, or dip into our home equity, or what.  Just this morning while he got ready for work, Peter was wondering if he should call our bank to start asking questions about refinancing our mortgage. 

Their phone call answered those questions.  Their gift will certainly cover all of our plane tickets.  I am still in shock, and so humbled at generosity that asks nothing in return.  They wish to remain completely anonymous.  That is so rare in this world.

Especially in these trying months since October, hearing nothing about K's case, this is such uplifting news.  We are praising the One who meets all our needs, and thanking God for this family's incredible gift.   

12 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh, how wonderful! God is so good!!!

Cristy said...

Amazing! God is so good! Bless that precious family who cares for the orphan. Wow, just wow!

Miche said...

What wonderful souls God placed in your path!! That is just the best news ever in the world!!! SO happy for your family!!!!!!!!

Karen said...

Oh Nancy! That just takes my breath away. I know you've been feeling blue... what a wonderful, encouraging, miraculous gift this is...perfectly timed.

Amazing.
Karen

No Greater Love said...

Oh my goodness. What incredible news. I am so happy for you!!!z,

No Greater Love said...

Oh my goodness. What incredible news. I am so happy for you!!!z,

Julie & Patrick said...

Truly an answer to prayer to restore the excitement of this journey. What a lift you must feel knowing that you are one step closer to being joined with K.

Love this.
Julie

Auburn said...

Amazing! What generous people! So thankful God is working in so many hearts, and involving so many people in K's story!

Denise in the World said...

Tears in my eyes as I read this. God is so good!

Kristen said...

This is amazing!!! I love how God pulls things off in ways we could have never imagined :)

Brad and Renae said...

I LOVE this story :) So happy for you -- and the love and grace of your friend. That is amazing.

MiaMyIndianAngel said...

In awe of God! Love hearing when he uses others like this! AMAZING!