Team Sanborn

Team Sanborn

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

2 years in the making

We started an adoption journal 2 years ago. We had no idea when and how God whould add to our family (we still don't), but I knew I wanted to chronicle the journey. When I worked for Building Arizona Families (the adoption agency we used to bring Andrew and Annabelle home), I counceled lots of familes to write down thier journey. I did this with Andrew and Annabelle and wow-what a gift!!! It's so cool to look back and see God's fathfulness. When I started the journal, I was so excited....It was a step in the right direction at least!!! As months turned into years and all I was journaling was about how we were still praying for the baby and we knew God had all the plans in the works and we just were't aware of them yet. I was getting really discouraged. Last week I asked "my girls" (we meet on Tuesday nights to pray and encourage one another) to start praying for a miracle. I was no longer anxious to bring home another child, but aching. Bill is on board with adopting again too, but thanks to his job in accounting (and our lack of home equity), all he sees is dollar signs.
Our most recent conversation went like this:
M: SO you are sure you want to adopt again right?
B: Of course, I have always been sure, but where is the money going to come from>
M: If this is God's plan for our family, he will make it happen!
B: Molly, be realistic, we cannot expect God to drop $20,000 from the sky?
M: Is that what is would take for you to really have peace about this?
B: Yes (picture Bill rolling his eyes), God would need to drop 20 grand from the sky!

So I asked the girls to pray that God would drop the money for the next adoption out of the sky. AND HE DID!!! Well, not the entire ammount, but over a thousand dollars came from a VERY unlikely source. In addition, Building Arizona Families also offered me a job doing home studies (I worked for them before, but this is perfect timing). All of that to say, God has provided a way for us to start our next home study! AAAHHH!!!!! So pretty soon we will be adding another section to our blog with strictly adoption type news (I know adding a new job will totally allow me more time for blogging right). Of course we will keep you posted-thank you for entering into this new amazing journey with us!!
Team Sanborn + 1 (or maybe 2)


Kristen said...

Well, I'll pray for $20,000 to drop from the sky for you...boy one thing I've learned over the years...He is full of surprises! I'll be praying for your journey! SOOOO excited for you!

Becky said...

Oh Molly, I am so happy for your family! What an amazing story! God is good! We will keep you all in our prayers!

Anonymous said...

Molly and family we will defiantly be praying for your family in your next steps to add to your beautiful family. Knowing you will make this process a blessing for everyone involved. Can't wait to read your journey for your family.