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Is Anything Too Hard for the Lord?

This last week has been a whirlwind of activity.  We turned in our paperwork to the adoption agency and lawyer on Tuesday and now we do what we have learned to do well in Paraguay. 

We wait.

There is a chance that we could be named Anahi's guardians before the adoption is complete.  Please pray for the Lord's will to be done.  Now that we know our sweet girl, we can't stand living without her.  She is a precious gift from the Lord.

I was looking back in my journal last night to see if I had written anything on the day of her birth. ( I only write about once a week or so.)  But indeed, I did write something...

September 21, 2010

"Is anything too hard for the Lord?  That's the verse I studied today in my Patriarch's lesson.  No, Lord nothing is too difficult for you!  I believe in your divine power and your ways.  I am praying for my miracle and entrusting the details to you, sweet Jesus."  
I got teary-eyed as I read what I wrote.  Little did I know that God was at work in mighty ways on that day.  He was preparing the way for a beautiful baby to join our family.  We continue to confirm seeing God's guiding hand in this incredible journey.  The story continues...

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  1. Isn't it awesome to see glimpses of how God answers prayer? I'm rejoicing with you, Julie! And praying you'll have little A in your arms again soon!

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  2. oh, so excited to "see" you guys. I found you from your post on Suzy's blog. Not sure you will remember me, Jessica Unger, now Saunders from AU. Praying about this opportunity for your family!

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  3. Wow! That is so true, Julie! Isn't God just too incredible?! Am praying everyday for your treasure to come home! It is so hard to wait - the only one we had to wait for was Daniel. I had only seen his picture, but those four weeks felt like incomplete living to a certain point - like part of us was missing! Love you guys!

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