Thursday, January 29, 2015

Her Wide Open Heart

2013. One summer. Two girls. 


This week, one met her forever family.

Oh, how God has worked through these girls to show his grace, compassion and redemption.

The sweltering summer day we drove Luda (on the left) to the airport and watched her slowly drift out of sight, I wondered if we would ever see her again.We had prayed for God to show us if she was our daughter and repeatedly heard "No". This was both heartbreaking and confusing. 

All of our "Why" questions were answered with truth - Luda had another family God hand picked for her.

Luda's family has worked so very long to get to her. In God's perfect timing they are now with Luda. I can't wait to watch their story unfold. 

Thank you God for the Rose family's faith and for remaining steadfast in your timing.

They shared a little about their time so far:

"Thank You for carrying us through our first appointment,
for the completeness of Luda's records and for her astounding good health,

for her intake picture from just four years ago that revealed such a pain and loss in her eyes,

as we are even more confident in the healing You're Presence in her life has so obviously accomplished already,

Thank You for Luda,

for her wide-open heart that seems more-than-ready and excited to receive us,
for her story that You'll undoubtedly use for Your glory, to draw more hearts to You,
and for choosing our family and so many others to play a part in it!!!"

Yes, Lord thank you. 
For bringing two girls into our home and our hearts that summer. For allowing us to be a part of this story. For loving these girls, for the faith which grew in each of them during that summer so long ago. 

For using us as mere instruments in your plan.

For  Luda, and her wide open heart, finally wrapping her arms around the mama she has yearned for. For the little brothers and father who will be sure to make her laugh. 

For her faith, her transformation.

I truly am in  awe of  your great love.

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