Monday, July 16, 2007

The desires of my heart

Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37:4

One of my very best friends sent me a card with this scripture on it today. It was such a wake up call to me. Joey and I are REALLY blessed beyond measure! We leave in 2 days to fulfill a dream that I have had since I was a little girl. God placed adoption on my heart such a long time ago, and I still can't believe this is happening. All the events in our life from tragedy to joy have set the way for this. Had I not had a child with special needs, I would have never had the desire to adopt one. Niki, you are so right. I'm sure Colt has told her how lucky she is and what a great family she is going to have. I'm sure she has seen him in her dreams. Many may think Jolea is the lucky one, but Joey and I are really the lucky ones. We were handpicked by God to be the parents of this special little girl, and it has been a fight, both spiritual and physical to get her home. In less than a week this little girls life is going to change forever. She'll be introduced to a new family, but most of all to Jesus. Her life will never be the same!

5 comments:

Misty said...

That verse has meant so much to me in the past. :) I'm excited for you. I'll be thinking of you as you leave on Wednesday.

The Byrd Family said...

Very well said Christi. You are the "lucky" ones and God has chosen such a special child for you. I can't wait for you to leave!!!

Niki said...

OH my goodness.. Tomorrow is the day you have prayed for.. I am SO OVERLY excited for you both. I can't imagine all the emotions you are feeling. Now that i look back on your journey...the time has gone by pretty fast, i know a few months ago we were talking about it going so slow. But the time is near and God's timing is so perfect. What a better gift for your birthday than a child hand picked by God. WOW what an amazing gift. I will be in constant prayer the next couple of weeks for you all. I pray God will wrap his arms around you when you first receive Jolea in ya'lls arms, and she will feel not only your love surrounding her, but also our Fathers ~ I know Colt will be dancing in heaven for you all ~
PRAYERS and LOVE ~

Shelly said...

Christi & Joey

We will be praying for yall. How excited and anxious you must be.
I pray that you have a safe trip there & back. I know little Jolea will love her new family. No doubt in my heart what so ever. God is awesome!!!

Shelly, Clint & kids

S. said...

I can identify with your post and can't wait to see you meet your daughter!

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