For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

For This Child I Prayed...

“For my thoughts* are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,”*declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth,*so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.* Isaiah55:8-9
Levi joined our family on the evening of Aug.12,2008.
One of God's beautiful blessings...
I heard it again,the call ... I could not phathom the feelings of my heart and mind almost two years ago. We had just completed the paperwork for our daughter Mandy. We had just been DTC for a couple of months, but it was there... my heart was feeling that familiar tug. God was going to lead us to another child. I remember looking at the Waiting Child List that Mandy's referal was on and seeing a beautiful little boy there...but we were "getting a sister for Mia". I thought of friends, who were considering adoption, but the time wasn't right for them. Soon, God would send the perfect family for that little boy...and my eyes were opened. Several months later, I came across another little boy who was needing a family;however, Brad kept reminding me that we didn't even have Mandy home yet. According to God's perfect plan, we would travel shortly after that and bring Mandy home. The gentle nudge and tug at my heart was still there. I couldn't get the little boy out of my heart. But, God had bigger plans... he had the perfect child picked out for us and the perfect timing. Mandy had been home a little over 9 months when God began to reveal his plan. It wasn't a plan that anyone other than God could have or would have orchestrated! This amazing plan would bring this little boy into our hearts,our home and our family forever. Shortly after Mandy's first Forever Family Day, our sweet Levi would join our family and come to live with us. It would be several months to follow,according to state adoption laws, before he was "official" and legally ours;however, we needed no paper to make us know that he belonged right here with us.
Levi has just fit into his perfect place in our hearts and in the family. He is a precious little boy full of spunk, "attitude", and charm. We love him with all our hearts. Thank You God for this amzing gift!!

[11] For I know the plans* I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper* you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.* [12] Then you will call* upon me and come and pray* to me, and I will listen* to you. [13] You will seek* me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.* Joshua 29:11-13

7 comments:

Kim said...

Beautiful beautiful post Kim.

Levi is a blessing to your family as he is also blessed to be apart of your wonderful family.

Love you my dear friend,
Kim

David and Sarah said...

Happy Forever Family Day! What a precious gift!

Blessings,
Sarah

Just Me said...

Happy "Levi Day"! It has been wonderful reading about him growing in your family.

Jill and Rick said...

As Kim said, beautiful post. & I'm so glad that you were listening as God was preparing you for your new son.

Jill

Susan said...

So happy Levi has found his place. He is a wonderful little guy. I am so glad we have gotten to know him.

GaelN said...

Kim,
So glad I found one of my "lost blogs". Such a beautiful post. I'm celebrating and teary! Beautiful family. God is good.

Tina said...

Wow I can't believe it's been a year since Levi joined your family. What a blessing.

Tina