I awoke yesterday to the beautiful sunshine glistening off the icy snow. Little did I know that God had a huge plan waiting for my family. I was thinking about my son, Peter who is in Latvia waiting for his forever family to come and bring him home. He had been on my mind all morning when the phone rang. It was our social worker calling not to relay information regarding Peter, but rather to share a story that would not only break my heart, but also change all of my plans. She began telling me this story of this precious child who had been promised adoption by another family and now two weeks before his sixteenth birthday they were backing out of the plan. In Latvia, this means that the child will no longer be able to stay in the orphanage. Davids would be without any hope of a family and the security and shelter from his caretakers and home. He would be homeless....and he knew it. He had become so worried and anxious over what was to come that he had been moved to the hospital. My heart was breaking as I listenend to this story and I could feel the pain that this child must be experiencing. I knew that my husband and I were capable of adopting Davids as well as Peter because all of our documents were ready and we had acquired immigration approval. The only problem was financing. I asked if I could have some time to pray and discuss with my husband this child's story. She of course said for our family to go and to pray. After great discussion and prayer, we walked out in faith and agreed that we were the family for Davids.
I called Kelly back and gave her the news and within less than an hour donations began to be given for Davids. My heart is overwhelmed with joy! I can feel the presence of my precious Savior. I can hear His whisper of love! He is mighty and powerful and omnipotent. I cannot undertand why He would find me worthy.....I just know that I must serve him! I cannot faint or grow weary......I must finish this race. I am thankful that my three children can see the power of His work and to know that He is in control. I never dreamed that I would be called to international adoption. It was through a wonderful organization called New Horizons for Children that our family began this journey last summer when we met an amazing young boy named Peter. It is only God's amazing touch that we would now also have a son named David. I guess Peter and David have always been chosen!