One thing that we had been asked to do in preparation for the evening was to prepare a financial statement explaining the cost of adoption and where the money actually goes. Often when somebody hears the dollar figure they are shocked that it is so expensive and wonder who is making so much money in this process. It helps to see it itemized.
On Friday I finally typed up this information. We had a good handle on how things were going with our little boys’ adoption expenses, but we hadn’t taken a hard look at how things were going with K’s. When we saw it on paper and then added the two amounts together, we were very disheartened. It seemed an impossible figure to cover. But at the time of greatest discouragement, the Lord surrounded us with people who cared and gave sacrificially, they shared our burden and loved us. Our hearts are greatly encouraged!
To add to our joy, I received an email this morning from a mother who is picking up her daughter at K’s orphanage. She had promised me updates and photos of K., but I didn’t expect to hear from her while she was still in Addis. Below is an excerpt from her email.
“I just wanted to send you a quick note to tell you that we saw K. this morning and that she is darling!!! She’s so much cuter in person. The pictures don’t do her justice.
I’ll close with this:
Because your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips shall praise You.
Thus I will bless You while I live;
I will lift up my hands in Your name. Ps. 63: 3-4
Thank you for reading and for caring about our little ones.
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