Anyways, this is a journal entry from early on in "the process". I am reminded of how God has been molding me, sustaining me & teaching me to pray. While it would have seemed so nice to go from having Punkie placed with us one day & being able to adopt her the very next, I KNOW that God was doing a work in me that was not an overnight job. I am thankful that He continues to work in me. The encouraging words for the day on the radio were, "I want to continue to grow & learn".
"...there have been so many prayers during this time, and they have really evolved as God has revealed different things to me. While we hope with all of our hearts to be able to raise this little girl, I also realize it is not about me. So, I pray often for the truth about the situation to be revealed and that Punkie's future is full of hope, happiness, love & safety. From the first time I heard this child cry, I have loved her as if I had given birth to her myself. How amazing!! I have vowed to give her everything I have regardless of whether her time with us becomes permanent or not. I want to remember some of the different things God has impressed upon my heart, especially about adoption. For some, the thought of adoption is scary because of the hereditary unknowns. When I look at Punkie, I choose to see the potential purpose in her life instead of the problems that may arise. Thank goodness God looked at me the same way when He chose to adopt me into His kingdom....."
"Faith is the daring of the soul to go farther than it can see."
Be Blessed ~ Dardi