Words don't even begin to describe our night. There is SO much to say, yet I haven't quite wrapped my head around it all. I will write more tomorrow, but here's the nutshell version.
We thought we were having dinner with some friends of ours. Instead, we walked into a room full of all our friends and loved ones, saying "Surprise!" We weren't sure what we were supposed to be surprised for...not our birthdays or anniversary, finally we saw gigantic balloons spelling L-U-C-Y across the room...and realized our friends were throwing us a surprise bash/auction to benefit our adoption...It was almost like our wedding reception! It was beautiful, all of our loved ones, fancy hor d'orves, desserts, beverages...centerpeices, slideshow, decorations,programs...it was amazing. There was a silent auction and a live auction...totalling $11, 208.00!! Seriously...pretty much funded our remaining adoption expenses in about 2 hours.
We are overwhelmed, and so so blessed beyond our imaginations. God continues to show up in our lives, and Lucy's. There is NO DOUBT the Lord has a plan for this little lady to be in our lives. He continues to make the path smooth for us to bring Lucy home to our family. We are blessed, blessed, blessed.
We feel so stinking loved, we don't even know how to take it in. Literally, our friends handed us the envelope of money as we walked out the door. We have in our possession, the means to finish this adoption!! God is so so good.
Earlier this year, the Lord gave me a verse, and I had no idea what it would look like. I felt he was saying to me, "get ready, Lady. I am about to do something BIG." Joshua 3:5 says "Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you."
Indeed he has. And he's not even done. Thank you, Lord, for including us in your big story!
p.s. Someone also donated buddy passes for us to use when we travel. So, from our hometown to Washington DC is paid for!