The Most Recent Donation
Okay, I did leave y’all hanging, but not meaning to, really.
Rhea and I were going over our finances for the adoption a couple of weeks ago. We went over everything several times and we still came up with the same numbers. We were just shy of needing $5,000 to finalize everything from remaining agency fees, travel to Knoxville for the FET, the NEDC fees for the FET, medications, ultrasounds, and blood work.
We knew we had the funds to go for our first trip to the NEDC for our Mock Transfer. Rhea decided that we would make that trip and if we didn’t have the funds for the FET, we would have to reschedule for May. Upon our return from our trip this past week, I realized it was time to send in our grant request from AdoptTogether. We requested a grant for $3,000.00. This was the amount remaining that we owed our agency in order to finalize and release our little ones to be shipped to the NEDC from ReproTech where they are living currently.
As I was filling out the form, I saw where AdoptTogether needed a statement/invoice from our agency. I emailed our agency and requested one. I was at that time informed that Rhea and I had been granted a scholarship from the Babushka Fund. This is a scholarship fund that is funded my donors to assist families adopting special needs or hard to place children. We did not apply for this scholarship or even inquire about it since our agency had already been so gracious to work payments out with us.
So, let me tell you, when Rhea & I saw the amount of the scholarship, I cried. Rhea was speechless. We were both in shock. I crumbled like a cookie. I was humbled once again at our Lord’s perfect provision as we look forward. What amazing documentations of the Lord’s provision we have to record in our precious ones’ baby book. They will see how much they are loved by their Creator. Rhea and I shared the information with the other kiddos during family worship that evening. All of their mouths dropped open. Yes, even Elizabeth’s who is just five years old. She knows a big number when she hears it. Nightlight Christian Adoptions awarded us a $2,000 scholarship.
Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.
1 Thess. 5:22; 23 ESV