Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Denied

We just got word today that BOTH adoption grants we had applied for have turned us down.  We wanted to let those of you who were praying for us specifically about this know the result...and that we really appreciate you.

Yes, we were disappointed.  But ultimately we know God will provide for this journey.  Maybe this was just too easy for us.  Maybe God just wants us to be more creative in the ways we fund this journey.  Regardless, we have been beyond blessed already by our generous givers and supporters!  Honestly, the hardest part for me to swallow is how much time and effort went INTO those grants.  It was way harder than a college application to me!  (But maybe that's because I actually cared this time around.)  That may sound kind of funny because yes, either of those grants would have been a HUGE blessing for us...but we know that a lot of prayerful consideration goes into the decision of who does and who doesn't get those grants.  We are just going to trust that God was guiding their decisions to those who need it the most and be grateful for what He has provided for us (and He continues to provide).  The most important things are....this will not affect our adoption (just the way we will fund it, lol), the money is going to someone who NEEDS it even more than we do, and ultimately the money will support bringing an orphan home to their forever family. 
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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear that, but as always you see the bright side -- that the money will go to a family who needs it more ... so they can bring an angel home too! That's why I love you! :)

<3 Heather

Jen said...

Sorry to hear that, but it sounds like you have exactly the right attitude about it. Hang in there. Remember, you're in the 20s!

Jen said...

Sorry to hear that, but it sounds like you have exactly the right attitude about it. Hang in there. Remember, you're in the 20s!

Alison said...

Sorry...I know that is a disppointment, but you have a great perspective on it!

Kelly Jo said...

So sorry...you are right tho...God will provide...He always funds His callings!! :)

Jenny said...

i'm so sorry. A LOT of work DOES go into applying for those... i hate it for you :( but you're right, He will provide somehow!

Laura said...

bummer...but you do speak truth in saying that whoever DID get the grant is going to use it to lessen the parentless children by one or maybe 3! Who knows! Excited to see how God knocks your socks off in other ways of fundraising.

Brandon and Kari Mulder said...

I am sorry to hear that too...I am actually working on 5 right now and am praying everyday...but ultimately like you said God already has it figured our for us...we will continue to pray for your journey!!