Returning to our car in the Fred Meyer parking lot this week, we found something tucked on our windshield.
It had been a roller coaster week, emotionally, finding that all the responses to our adoption had not been quite what we hoped for. "How can you do it financially?" and "Where will you put the new ones?" and "This will be hard..." These words began to unravel my courage, even when Alex walked ahead of me with peaceful strength.
The e-mails from friends and family began to trickle in, perfectly timed in their appearance in my inbox. A note arrived in my mailbox from a friend far, and a phone call from across the oceans with words of encouragement pointed me toward His perspective.
And then in the midst of the mundane, standing with a cart full of groceries, we found the word "Ethiopia" penned on a note, carefully wrapped around seed money for this venture...and I felt that the sacrificial gift that had been placed on my windshield somehow reflected His heartbeat for the orphan, His sacrifice. Thank you, dear soul, for how God used you in the parking lot of Freddy's to give us a glimpse of Him.