Friday, February 11, 2011

I love God Signs...

Well, if yall have followed me for a while, then you'll remember that I love to find "God Signs" or "confirmations" from God that I'm on the right path....I just feel it is the COOLEST thing in this world to feel like God has actually sent me a SIGN....Now, I understand that some might not 'get' this...oh, but let me share a couple of my past "signs" with ya....

First...there was the time when we were getting ready to go to court for LL and I WAS A NERVOUS WRECK..and one of my kiddos dropped their snow cones at the ball park and this appeared out of the spill:
I just KNEW when I saw the shape of AFRICA that everything would be OK..and we DID pass court that first time!! Praise God!! Then:

In February (2 years ago) when we were waiting for our first referral..I was VERY anxious about getting that first referral WHEN...i opened up a bag of potatoes and this came out:
Well, it was February...and I decided that God was sending me a sign that our referral would come SOON that month!! :) (and it did :)

****Well, my hubby and I have always said that we have a LUCKY number!!! We've seen this ONE number ALL THROUGH OUT OUR MARRIAGE:
From our #of our first home, to the street # of our church...to the room # when we were admitted to the hospital for our first child...to hotel rooms...etc, etc... We always say, "Look..there's our lucky #!! " everytime we see it!!! So....now that you know our lucky #....then HERE IS OUR LATEST GOD SIGN:

*** I woke up on February 10th (just yesterday) suddenly and sat up in bed and looked at the clock...it was 3:09 a.m. I instantly smiled and thought of Wes in Ethiopia.....I instantly thought (like I do every time I see that number) Ahhhhh.....something "good" is happening!!!!" And, I went back to sleep!! I woke around 7 like normal to start getting up with kiddos and eventually made my way to check to see IF ANY news had come in over night about our adoption (i obsessively do this during adoptions)...BUT this time there was an EMAIL!! :) It read.." Your case was submitted to court today" I screamed with excitement..and immediately remembered waking at exactly 3:09 and added the time difference in Ethiopia..and it would have been around the time we PROBABLY were submitted!!! Too cool!!! But as if that wasn't cool enough...I kept thinking, "Why does February 10th seem like a significant date in my mind??" I THEN remembered...it was THAT date 2 years ago exactly that I received THE CALL I'd been waiting for....We received our REFERRAL CALL for Baby K on February 10th 2009:

Baby K wasn't meant to be ours...Her birth mother changed her mind a month later...and she ended up being a stepping stone to our Lucy lane Martha!! Praise God!! But how cool is God...He brought us our first referral and 2 years later on the exact day...we find out the news we'd been waiting for...Our paper work was all together...our case was ready..and we're officially in line for court (we should HEAR our court date soon)!! So neat..I love God Confirmations!!!

***And, another bonus for this week was receiving our FIRST DVD of our little Wes:

Yes, our agency is AMAZING at communication and sends out these DVD's of YOUR child (almost monthly)!! So, I pop it in...and I'm instantly brought to tears seeing REAL VIDEO of my precious boy!! It was video taken last month...it was put to the most precious music, "I'm Not Forgotten" !! It was footage of our Little Wes while being examined by doctors...The doctors spoke English and I could hear all that they were saying about our little guy!! It was both heart wrenching but yet an AMAZING GIFT TO HAVE. I'll cherish it always!! It was BEFORE he had EVEN begun gaining weight....and we'll always have it now to SHOW HIM some day HOW IMPORTANT HE WAS TO GOD!! That HE WAS NEVER FORGOTTEN..That God had a plan and a purpose for his life!!!! He's truly a little miracle!!! :) There was lots more great footage too....I can't IMAGINE how long it must take for them to make these DVD's for waiting parents...BUT I know i'll always cherish and love it...and I'm so very appreciative!! Simply priceless!!!

***Ok, so that's the GREATNESS of my week :) I'll keep yall posted on our court date!! So excited to be one step closer...Happy Friday to you all, kj

23 comments:

  1. I am totally a "signs" person too and I think it is AMAZING how God is in even the little things:)

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  2. I love all of your God signs! That is amazing! I always pray for God signs! I love reading about your journey with Wes. We are (as I have told you before I think) on the wait list with CCI for a referral! Your stories give me hope :)

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  3. Just wanted to let you know I ordered diapers from Amazon today and had them shipped to you. They are on their way! What a blessing!

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  4. YES!! our agency is amazing!! I agree :)

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  5. Wow, what an amazing encouragement!! My family just submitted our first round of paperwork for our first adoption out of Ethiopia! I am at peace with His timing, but still need those reminders that they will be coming (it is quite the wait, you're right)! So excited to read about your progress! Best of Luck!

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  6. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Praying for date soon :)

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  7. Love the signs!! We see them too...they really are amazing :-)

    Much love,
    Future Mama
    http://expectingablessing.blogspot.com/

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  8. Yes I love God signs and I remember yours! What a divine journey we are all on, love being connected to yours!

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  9. Hi Kristi! Thanks for sharing this - I've had so many similar experiences, and they take my breath away every single time! I've come to realize that God loves us all so passionately, and He will ALWAYS meet us on our level. He reveals Himself to each one of us in ways that He KNOWS that we will see and understand...we just have to be watching for Him! Blessings to you and your family as you wait on Wes.

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  10. that totally gave me chills. i am so excited that you were submitted to court!!!!! now i want a special number. :)

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  11. This is such a touching post Kristi.

    I recall that spill on the side walk. Seriously look at the detail in it and there it is God's precious Africa!

    We are still waiting for our referrals and are now 5 & 1/2 months in since our dossier arrived in Ethiopia & 1 year, 2 months, 3 weeks, and 6 days since we began.....to see things moving along out there is helping me keep the faith. I've made it this far but wow with each day that passes I miss my children who I don't know more & more. In the mean time I just keep watching all my favorite gotcha day videos and dreaming of who our son and daughter are:)

    God bless you and your sweet Wes.

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  12. awesome Kristi. I love this post and I didn't know about all those other signs so reading them all together totally gave me the chills...that 309 one is really crazy! I am so excited for you and think that CD idea is really just amazing! CONGRATS!!!!!

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  13. That is too cool!! I especially like the Africa snow cone puddle!

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  14. Wonderful God signs! We see them too. Chris and I experienced them right and left when we first decided to adopt. We joked that we sort of felt like God was stalking us :-) But in a way He does do that. He pursues us relentlessly because He loves us so. How humbling to know that He cares so much for a wretch like me. I especially love the snow cone spill - God is amazing!

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  15. WOW!
    How exciting.
    How great is our God?
    Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,
    Kim

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  16. Cool story!! I love your posts!

    I love that you get live video once a month. I would have done anything to have that! I would love to ask you more questions and will private message your later about your agency!!

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  17. Wow, we serve an amazing God!!! Prayers for all of your sweet family & your little Wes. Blessings!

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  18. Isn't that amazing.... so neat!

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  19. w-o-w ... what a fantastic list of signs from God. Praying for your court date and acceptance, as I continue to Pray Wes Home.

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  20. Girl, that is some GOOD stuff!! Love the God signs...I wanna see Wes' video!!

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  21. AWESOME!!! I wanna see Wes' video, too! :) Hopefully soon he will be home in your arms and then you can make your own. God bless!

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Thank you for your kind words!!