Saturday, May 30, 2009

OH. MY. WORD. God, you're blowing our minds, once again!

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!

21 comments:

Trish said...

oh Eryn, I have known about tonight for so long, yet here I sit weeping. Literally uncontrollably. God is so good!

Thank you for sharing this journey with us. We know that God is preparing the perfect little girl for you all, just as He is preparing the perfect family for her.

Your story is so beautiful because of the GLORY that you give to our Father through it all.

Love you guys and wish we could have been there!

Meredith said...

What a blessing it was to be there last night!! We love you!!!

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

AMAZING WHAT GOD DOES!!!!!! Be Blessed!!!

More Dorrs said...

Eryn...I wanted to come so badly but we had plans. I am so glad to hear that it went well and you were blessed! Your friends are fantastic!

-beka

Lanes said...

That is awesome Eryn!! I am so excited for you guys!

Emily (King)

Audrey said...

I'm sorry Bryce and I couldn't make it. I'm SO glad that it went so well. Praise the Lord! Praying for this journey for you guys!

julie said...

Wow. God is good at doing that, I'm finding out. Thanks for sharing with us. It is good to be reminded and it challenges me to expect Big things from God. He is so much bigger than our circumstances/obstacles.

Gayla said...

that is so wonderful!!! yeah God!!!

The Redman's said...

Wow! I have chills reading that! God IS good! Can't wait to hear more details.

Absolutely amazing!!!!!!

Infarrantly Creative said...

I wish we could have been there. We are glad to have been a small part though.

Lee Ann said...

Oh how we have all waited for this night! So wish I could have been there! I so wanted to see your faces!

God is so good! I have the chills! Just amazing!

So exciting that your WAITING!

Blog Shmog said...

cool!

~*Spindelicious Handspun*~ said...

I felt SO honored to be a part of your night Saturday. Love you guys, and I can't wait to meet my new little niece Lucy ;o)

xoxo
Beth

dawnette said...

oh, what more can be said that hasn't already? Seriously Eryn, what a blessing it has been just to be an outside observer in the process. I can't even imagine what it must be like to be you and Matt in this.
mmmmmm.... Isn't it stunning how He repeatedly whispers "I am mindful of you, Eryn"? I love that about Him.
I love you and Matt sooooo much, girl. Can't wait to read what's on the next page of God's storybook where Lucy is concerned. Love you tons!!!! - d

Brian and Autumn said...

Amazing...I am SO happy for you guys!

Dawn said...

WOW!!! That's AMAZING!! You have some wonderful people supporting you!

be_a_Mary said...

WOW that just gave me the chills!! What wonderful friends and a support system you have!! SUCH a blessing to have people excited with you and helping you bring your baby home!!

Blomgren2 said...

Wow! Your faith in God's timing and for Him to provide for you has truly blessed me. I love watching your progess as your beautiful story unfolds. God is so good to put such amazing people into our lives - Gooooo God! :)

Amber said...

PTL!!

Praise the Lord

Belleme said...

WOW! This is amazing! You guys must have great friends and obviously an infinately greater God! I introduced myself in a comment on yoru next post! Looks like we're WA/Gladney adoption buddies!

~Laura~ said...

that is so awesome, Eryn! Isn't God just amazing!

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