“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis
― C. S. Lewis
I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
An Alli Update....
We are ready to send our first post placement report for Russia. As I read our social worker's words, I wept.
Why? Because I am so happy inside. I am happy because a little girl who's life was total chaos and destruction from the moment she was born is now HOME...
I wept because the Lord has redeemed her.
I wept because when I see her smile, her GENUINE smile and her joy, and I see the changes she has made, I am just overcome.
Friday will mark our 9th month together. Alli is a JOY!
She was helping me wrap a Christmas present tonight and taking total glee in the fact that her sister was going "to really LOVE this present!" :)
The changes we are seeing in her are remarkable.
She is joyful, she works hard on her school work, she is helpful and kind. She shares her love for her sisters and us all the time, and expresses her joy in her prayers.
She is herself.... and she is liking herself. :) I could go on and on, but it would be a book.
I am just amazed.
I am so thankful that we are able to be a part of her life. Both Mike and I are in awe of what the Lord has done in our lives and in her life.