Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Ephesians 3:20

I previously wrote how Ephesians 3:20 spoke to my heart at a women's retreat two years ago. That was just a few months before my precious son Cannon was being brought into this world. Just a few months away from God giving me the desires of my heart. We had been praying for a child for several years and our miracle came through many tears, but in God's perfect timing and glory! Little did I know God still wanted to go above and beyond even that miracle...

I haven't posted here for so long and now it's time for the update: God gave us a second son! Our second miracle did not come from my body, he is once again coming from the foster adoption system in California. He was a HUGE SURPRISE to us! We were getting ready for a big move to North Dakota (where Matt had been living and working for the past 9 months away from us) when I got a phone call. I was just out poppin' some tags (I am a thrifting addict) when I got a call from our social worker asking if we would be willing to take a 3 day old infant, the biological, 100% blood brother of our son Cannon, I nearly dropped the phone! I called Matt and we both jumped at the offer to have another baby! We arranged for him to come home and made sure it would be OK for us to move out of state with him (as the move was set to happen in just a few weeks). Everything was OK'd and our son Hunter came home.

Just a couple days after Hunter was home I received devastating news--the  social workers had made a mistake and our new son Hunter would not be able to move out of state with us. They informed me they would be coming to remove him from our home the next day. I couldn't believe it. I sobbed uncontrollably. Matt was still in North Dakota and did his best to stay strong for us, but we were both heartbroken. That night as I slept with Hunter on my chest, Matt called and told me we weren't going to give him up. He chose to quit his job in ND and move back home to keep our family together. In May Matt came home for good, we are so blessed to have our family whole again!

God is so good and I am so thankful He is the one who knows all our ways. He knows how to draw us closer to Him, and the gifts He has planned for us go exceedingly, abundantly, above all I can imagine. HE IS GOOD!


  1. Life is beautiful. I love this post!

  2. yes, yes!!! Beyond the wayyyyyy beyond! - so excited to see you post something today! (I was totally bad, and read it at work because I could not wait!)