On the Journey With My Chosen One!

I am sure you might wonder why I call her chosen rather than adopted.... well, adopted is just her physical condition, CHOSEN is what we both are to be a family together! God is so rich in His Blessings, and He has chosen each of us from before the time we were knit in our mother's womb to be a FOREVER family! How BIG is that? How BIG is our God!?! Thank you for following our journey and for praying for us as we wait and continue to grow in the love of God! -- Blessings!

Liliana's Verses

Matthew 17:20 - " ... For truly I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain: "Move from here to there", and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you."

Zephaniah 3:17 - The Lord your God is with you. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ~ Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.

Jeremiah 29:11 ~ For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Update and More Waiting!

Well, as promised, when I had some answers I would let you all know! After much prayer, thought and talking with various people in the "adoption world" (pediatricians who specialize in adoption, my social worker and the International program director for my agency) I have decided to WAIT a little bit longer! My agency is trying to work some things out with the Peruvian government to help expedite the process and to also get more children into loving homes. PLEASE PRAY for this meeting over the next several weeks. The meeting is hoped to happen for about 3-4 weeks from now. PLEASE pray that the Lord will cause the Peruvian government to find favor with our agency and above all for the many children who need a loving home! For right now, I have taken some steps on both paths that I mentioned in the last blog post, but what seems best to me right now is to WAIT! (Can you believe that, I am WILLING to WAIT!-- NOT like me at ALL!-- Must be GOD!) But, I think it best to wait until after our agency's meeting to see before I go any farther down either of the paths. Again, PLEASE just PRAY, PRAY, PRAY that God's will be done and that the Peruvian Government will find favor with my agency! Blessings to all of you, and THANK YOU for the prayers!! I probably won't have much to update until after our agency's meeting in Peru.... but I PROMISE, I will keep you all posted!

"Therefore the Lord is waiting to show you mercy, and is rising up to show you compassion, for the Lord is a just God. Happy are all who wait patiently for Him." -Isaiah 30:18

Friday, June 18, 2010

Prayers & Thanks

Hello All! Thank you for your woverwhelming offering of prayers for me this week. I have certainly felt them and needed them! There have been some adoption news this week. I stil can not go into a lot of detail, but I have been considering a particular child and also considering changing countries. Both of these are two completely seperate roads and I hae to decide which is the best road for me and above all for this sweet little girl! I am still looking at both roads, trying to determine which is the path that God would have me to take! It has been a very difficult week, but God has been so faithful through it all! Please continue to pray that God will show me the path that He would have me take, b/c this is entirely in His hands! Additionally, my eyes have been opened even more this week for the children around the world who are in orphanages. I firmly believe God has a home for each one of those sweet children, please pray that they find their forever families soon!Thank you for your prayers and I will update again when I have more information on which path I choose. In the meantime, please just pray, pray, pray! Blessings!!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Just an Update!

Hello All!
I am sorry I haven't updated everyone in a while, but unfortunately there hasn't been anything to update. I am still waiting for a matach. This part of the process has officially been the hardest part! There were other parts that I thought were hard, but they were nothing compared to the WAITING!!! I am not good at waiting, and unfortunately I am learning a lot about it! I know everything is in His Hands and His timing, please just pray that God will find favor and cause all that needs to happen to happen soon! I had planned on being gone and back home by now and using this summer time to spend with my new little one, but God's timing and my timing have NEVER been the same! So, I am using the time to work on her room and getting things ready for next school year.
Here are some things to be praying for and I will update again as soon as I know soemthing more!
1. Please pray for God's speed in bringing my sweet little girl home.
2. Please pray for all those involved in making decisions for me. Pray that God
will give them all wisdom, strength, and discernment.
3. Please pray for God's will and timing, even though I would like for it to be