Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Without Grumbling or Complaining

Philippians 2:14 Says to do all things without grumbling and complaining. 

I've avoided writing any posts for a while because I'm not sure how to write it without sounding like my five year old whining because I didn't get my way.

So, without grumbling and complaining I will just list the facts.

Our dog died a horrible and tragic death, and super expensive to boot.
Someone stole our identity and wiped out our bank account. (Praising the Lord that our adoption account was left untouched)
Faith needs glasses which is another unexpected expense right now. Please see the above facts to fully understand...
The few adoption grants that we were counting on are running low on funding and we can no longer count on them.
The I800a approval has gone from two weeks to around 90 days.
As it stands the adoption tax credit will NOT be renewed.

One thing I have learned is that this process is full of the greatest moments and then it seems like those are followed by horrible, awful ones that take your breath away. I do believe that at every turn Satan wants us to quit, to throw in the towel and go back to our normal every day lives.

But there is a stirring in my soul for a little boy whom God has claimed for my home, for my family and for His family. While after weeks like this past one I want to throw in the towel, I know that I can't. So, we keep pressing onward and keep our gaze focused on the end goal. 

I will end with this thought and I will say it over and over again until it sticks in my heart and replaces all the fear and doubt this week has left me feeling.

Philippians 4:19,20
And my God shall supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
20 Now unto our God and Father be the glory for ever and ever. Amen.


  1. I started reading your post (and I am sooo sad for the things that have happened) my first thought was SATAN! He sure doesn't like that an orphan is getting a family. A God loving, fearing family at that - press onward, continue to fight the battle for your little one. I hope many blessings are around the corner for your family!

  2. Katie, Thanks for giving to us on give1save1! I am excited to have found your blog. This post reminds me so much of a couple times during our adoption journey we went through hard times!!! It does really seem that Satan attacks those going through adoption, especially their finances. It is also true that the journey is full of very high emotional joys and very deep emotional valleys. God WILL provide your every need and He WILL see you through. He is totally and wonderfully faithful and when you are on the path He has called you on, He will show Himself strong. Keep pressing on!! Praying for you in your adoption journey! Jenna Lewis