Thursday, December 6, 2007

Grateful


"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change." James 1:17

My heart is so full right now! We had no idea what kind of response we would get to Elliedub....but it has blown us away. The Lord is so good....He is the reason we are doing this. The proceeds from the shirt sales are going to our little Eliana's adoption (and we still pray that maybe it will be for Xiomara too). Each shirt that is being bought makes me want to cry because it means that we are that much closer to bringing our precious baby home. Keep spreading the word about the site....post it on your blog! I can't wait until we are able to walk alongside other families going through this process.....creating shirts for their specific countries....and seeing how the Lord will provide for their adoption!

I haven't posted a lot on Eliana's adoption, but I am asking for each of you to PLEASE PRAY for us to hear TOMORROW from immigration. We feel desperate....but I realize that we have no control. I loved what one of my blogger friends said....she pictured Jesus holding her baby in one hand and her paper work in the other. I am really trying to give this to the Lord. Also, please pray for our friends (and partners in Elliedub)....they were supposed to go and pick up their little boy from Guatemala.....and there has been a delay in his birth certificate. I want them to be with him for Christmas....so pray for another miracle.

Love you all,
Lindsey

P.S. The picture is when we were flying into Guatemala City....I love it! I pray I will be sitting on a seat in the airplane soon to pick up or visit Eliana!

7 comments:

Lisa Johnson said...

I placed my order yesterday. My best friend is going to pick up her little girl this weekend!!I will keep praying for you and your sweet baby girl, and I'll be sporting my shirt in Houston, TX!!

Bobbi said...

so glad it is going well. Praying you hear from immigration, and for your friends. Delays at this stage are so hard. We had one too, so I know all too well.

Carrie said...

I love the shirts and I love your blog! You two are an inspiration. You and your sweet family are in our prayers. I posted info about EllieDub on our blog:

www.thebernardfamily.blogspot.com

We are just down the road from you in Memphis!

Jennifer said...

Love the shirts - and the blog! We are just beginning our adoption process and haven't started a blog yet, but plan to soon. I will certainly link your site to it when it's up and running! :)

peace,
j.

"Mommy" - Sheryl said...

We are also adopting from Guatemala, and after two years, we should be going in the next two weeks to pick up our son. We purchased one of your shirts and will be sending your site to other adoptive families at our church (there are more than 60 families who have adopted)! We pray that God will bless you immensely in the adoption journey!

Carrie said...

Lindsey,

Oh gosh! I know how hard it is waiting for that I-171H form! I have an email address that may be helpful: memadoption@dhs.gov
We were able to get a speedy response from them when it was time to renew our fingerprints at the Memphis CIS office. Good luck and God bless you!

Carrie

I WOULD GATHER CHILDREN said...

The Asperger's told me about your blog and the t-shirts! i think they are great! Any chance you'll be making some for Ethiopia???
Smiles,
jen in mi