Monday, March 22, 2010

Another Gift

Almost two years ago we requested a new birth certificate for Qavah. Once her adoption was finalized, the state in which she was born was supposed to create a new birth certificate to reflect her new status as a member of our family. We received that new birth certificate today, and were quite surprised to see that her birth certificate included her adoptive parents' ages. When we were examining all the details we saw that the blank that stated our ages was filled in with the age we were on the day Qavah was born. Our hearts were moved by that. The law of our land recognized the plan God had for Qavah on the day she was born. Although we had no idea we would be adopting that little girl four years later, God knew. And now we have the paperwork to prove it.

I wonder about what other wonderful plans God has made for us today that we won't know about until four years from now. It's humbling to think He is always looking for ways to bless us and surprise us with joy.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11