28 November 2019

My Isaac Part 28 Adoption Day

 By May 2012, we had completed everything required for our adoption home study and again we waited for other people to do their part. The day finally came in August! By this time, we were living in a camper trailer while building our house,  but we gladly took a break from work to meet with our social worker and sign the official documents. 


My Isaac

August 9, 2012. 





  

  It was a long journey from when she first came to us at 10 1/2 months old to just four months away from her 6th birthday...not one I'd recommend, but definitely worth it all!




The day ended with ice cream and then fireworks that night.


Epilogue:

  Over four years prior to this momentous day, I had lain down my Isaac when we made the decision to retire from foster care. I had such peace in giving up that one thing that had initially been so hard to let go, and I was excited for what God had for us next. So when God gave me back my Isaac in the form of our little Princess, it was the last thing I had expected. I was amazed at how he had chosen to work things out, but I was certainly not prepared for the path He was about to lead us down. But in giving me back my Isaac, God had not promised a road without obstacles and detours. He knew I still had much to learn... ...and still do. Not my will but thine, Lord, is not a one time decision... surrendering my will is a daily choice. 

 But here we were, at the next step in this amazing journey...I can't say the end, because in many ways it was just beginning. God has always had a plan for our daughter's life, and we're thankful that he has allowed us to be a part of that plan. But I know that as she grows older she needs to find her own way along the path that God has set before her. She's taken the first step...not only has she been adopted into our earthly family, but she's been adopted into God's family as well. 

  Ephesians 1:3-8 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;


 When asked recently (at age 12) if she has a favourite scripture, she said she likes 1 Peter 1...the whole chapter, but in particular, 1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. 

 I'm so thankful that she has had that second birth and made the decision to follow Christ! No doubt, she will encounter her own 'Isaacs' along the way, and I pray that she learns early to say, "Not my will, but thine, Lord."



This post is not part of this series, but another step in "Not My Will, But Thine Lord!"


You can read the entire series here:  Our Foster Adoption Story

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