Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Brick Floors... Who Knew??

I have written about this story many times already, but it happens to be one of my favorite adoptions stories ever!  The world of adoption seems to be filled with "red threads".  There are a few families that are "that" family to me.  Families who I silently watched their journeys to their daughters.  Families who brought me one step closer to our own journey.  The fact that God would use me to be "that" family to anyone is so humbling and exciting.

If you don't know the story...Jennifer and I grew up in the same hometown, but never knew each other.  (She doesn't live here anymore).  She was in the process of building a house and wanted to use brick floors.  She did an internet search for "brick floors" and my blog came up!  (I had blogged throughout our building process.)  I didn't know, but Jennifer started following our blog.  She followed us all the way to China to get Wesleigh.  The seed of adoption had been planted.  By the time she reached out to me, their family had already decided to adopt from China!!  There are now 3 other children who have come home from China in her community!  Yay, God!!  Jennifer has become a precious friend to me, and a reminder that you never know what God will use...you just have to be available for Him to use it!

I love this picture.  It represents where this amazing story began...brick floors :)
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Wesleigh and Molly.  I can barely look at this picture without getting choked up.  Little did I know that when we were blessed with Wesleigh, I would also be blessed with some of the most amazing and unexpected  friends and connections.  God is awesome! December 2013-5023edit

5 comments:

Leggio said...

So Awesome how God works!!!!! Happy New Years sweet friend!!!! I hope to be calling soon with some news of a sweet little girl!!!

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

Gets me choked up reading this post too. God is truly amazing!!
And I have always loved your brick floors. Some day if we ever own a house again, that would be my choice. :) Happy New Year!
And hopefully someday I will meet you in person too.

Jennifer said...

Love you, your girls, and your whole sweet family! I'll always be thankful that God put you in my life and thankful for our friendship. Still crazy to me that it all started with brick floors! ... You know you can never get rid of them right?? Lol! Love our friendship and the special bond the girls will always have. Can't wait for our next girls weekend!😘

Jennifer said...

Love you, your girls, and your whole sweet family! I'll always be thankful that God put you in my life and thankful for our friendship. Still crazy to me that it all started with brick floors! ... You know you can never get rid of them right?? Lol! Love our friendship and the special bond the girls will always have. Can't wait for our next girls weekend!��

Martha Berry said...

I love this story. God is amazing at how he orchestrates things.

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