Isaiah 43:5

Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. Isaiah 43:5

Sunday, February 22, 2015

GREAT is His Faithfulness (Papa always provides)

 Our great and faithful God has already begun providing for our next steps.....
Often we've been blessed to experience Jehovah-Jireh's provision through His people! Especially through our adoption journeys.  And our Divine Red Thread continues to weave threads of provision....

Altered clothing....
 I can't sew.  Lucy needs all  her lower clothing altered (because a body is NOT putting clothing over top of or underneath an ex. fix.!).   Before I even had time to think about getting a new wardrobe put together, two very supportive friends were already steps ahead of me.  One volunteered to alter underwear and several pairs of pants for Lucy to wear,only a day later another friend told me she wants to make a few new dresses (with a wide enough skirt to accommodate her ex. fix.)!

velcro is the name of the game
for adapting underwear to use w/ an ex. fix.

A special adult friend and fun times to look forward to....
Another blessing that recently came together and again showed that God is ahead, beside and behind  us and providing in all different ways.  This blessing  was in light of  my concern about Lucy's psyche (because of having many surgeries and hospital stays in a short time frame), and knowing this next surgery will have such a long recovery time.  I've been thinking and praying about ways to keep her (and I!)  encouraged and happy through this three plus month process.  God brought to mind a friend who has a special love for little children and enjoys interacting and playing with them.  I called this friend one evening and told her that I had something I'd like for her to think about (possibly spending a bit of time regularly doing "special" things with Lucy on a semi regular basis).  She told me she didn't need time to think about it,she'd love to! And as a fun side note to this blessing this friend is also of Asian descent.   Lucy will love the same/same idea (A LOT!).

While still digesting our surprising news of these next medical steps, a special friend/cousin wrote these words of truth, love and encouragement to me.  I've been reflecting on them.  Here's an excerpt of what she wrote  .....“Uncertainties can either shake us or shape us!   I want my faith to be shaped, sharpened.  Just like the uncertainties that the Israelites faced as they were escorted out of Egypt by Moses, they had many and they could choose these paths as well.  It didn’t take them long to begin to grumble and even dare to question God.  I don’t want to follow their example.  I want to see the uncertainties as an opportunity for God to lead me into the unknown and I show that I will be a faithful follower.  I hope these thoughts encourage you also as you look ahead to the journey.” 
More truth,  I too want my faith to be  shaped and sharpened.    But the stark reality is ...the shaping and sharpening process are hard, sometimes really hard and really long too!

Friends if you have some different, creative ideas to help with keeping Lucy entertained and busy while in a wheelchair, I'd love to hear.  Please share in the comment section or send an email to

Thanks for your love and support!

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