I skyped with the family just a few hours ago and they were all very tired. They have gone from place to place all day on this trip, visiting family, sightseeing, shopping, eating out, riding public transportation just for fun, etc. I believe they will need at least a week to get over the jetlag which suits me fine. A week of napping teens might just provide me the time I need to do all the laundry from this trip! It doesn't matter, just to have them home . . . all under my roof, all sitting around my table at dinner. THAT is the answer to a thousand tearful prayers. With adoption #4 almost under our belts, we can confidently say that God provides. He delivers. He hears our prayers. He cares. He loves to give good gifts to His children and to answer the desires of their hearts. He does all things for our good and for His glory. He uses the weak. His grace is sufficient and His plans can not be thwarted. All of those character traits of God that we studied as children have shown themselves in this one loving act of allowing us to adopt Francis.
Lord, you are extravagant!
|(l-r)Francis, Ariel(Lem's big brother), Elliana, Aaron at Children's Garden|
|After days of sightseeing, my boys have had enough!|