keep calm & live the Miracle {5k+1}

We are living in a miracle story my friends. There are no other words. The way that God is writing our AnnaBelle’s testimony in living color day by day is simply astounding. I have never felt His presence & His love so profoundly in all my life. The way our Heavenly Father is showering His extravagant love over this sweet little girl is nothing short of amazing. What a privilege & honor to have a front row seat…

We are in the midst of the busiest time of year, which is all about Christ’s love for His people. Mark & I are about to run out for another long gift-hunting session – but I would be remiss if I didn’t take a few moments to share about today’s miracle & answer to prayer for our adoption process… Here’s the short/sweet of it for all those that have been on pins & needles waiting for the most exciting news of the month!!!

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” -Ephesians 3:20

Last night I went to bed after sending out a special, private prayer request to one of my BFFs in America. I am a woman of faith, but often it is strengthened by the fact that I KNOW I have so many faithful friends praying with & for me! So when i asked for her prayers, I knew I already had them… Then I sent up my own prayers as I went to sleep… “Lord, we trust you, but we simply don’t KNOW where the funds will come from & HOW they will come on time. Please HELP us continue on YOUR PATH to bringing AnnaBelle home!” – You see, we have a quickly coming deadline for our final adoption agency payment & we only have about half of the $4,000 ready to send in. After that, we will still need close to $10,000 when we prepare to actually go get her.

Today I woke feeling refreshed & no longer stressing over the funds. I determined to do some number crunching when school was done, so I’d know EXACTLY how much we still needed & then I could tackle the problem again. Mark surprised us all by taking us out for a Dim Sum breakfast, so school was delayed… While sitting there enjoying our family time & laughing at the adorable kids playing with their grandparents next to us, I got a text on my phone from a very new friend. (We met him while the boys were acting in the recent Christmas musical.)

“Hi Joy… I would like to bless you with usd 5,000 for your adoption. Do you have a local bank that I can transfer it to?”

Later, after my shock wore off & I sent my gushing thankful reply, this friend humbly responded:

“God has blessed us so much, we are simply passing His blessings along to our fellow brothers & sisters in Christ.”

This husband/wife have selflessly obeyed the Father in their generous gift of provision to supply over & above what we needed for this next payment!!! To say that we were shocked & overwhelmed would be the understatement of the year!!! Once again, Father has FLOORED US with His faithful provision!!! He will never leave us or forsake us. He has brought us down this path in order to show others His love & His grace! He loves this little girl so much & it blows me away how He is touching so many lives through her story!

To read about all the other miracles so far go here – {Adopting AnnaBelle}



6 comments on “keep calm & live the Miracle {5k+1}

  1. PTL PTL PTL PTL!! I call it “blue money”. Blue money is God’s money that comes out of his ‘blue’. Money doesn’t grow on trees nor does it just come ‘out of the blue’, but it does come out of God’s blue! Rejoicing with you!

    Sherri Sumstine Sent from my iPhone


    • AMEN & AMEN to that Sherri!!! He knows EVERY DEADLINE & because of His grace, we have not been late for even ONE of them!!! He’s not through with this miracle story… but now we only have $10,000 left until every fee is paid… & just a few short months until we will have a date that we can go & get our daughter!!! {Praise the Most High God!}

  2. AMAZING!! Look what the Lord had done…! Thanks for the continued sharing of this story Joy. I love hearing all about it and can’t wait to see Annabelle come “home.” 🙂 Carol

    • We can’t help but share about the Father’s goodness Carol!!! It’s so clear to us that He is touching more lives than we ever could have imagined, through the life of this one little girl! Can’t wait to love on her & it will certainly be a day of celebration when we bring her out to meet all those that have been praying for her across this ‘not so big’ world… Thanks for your prayers my friend! Bless you! -JK

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