Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Coincidence? I don't think so!

This is our new friend Meredith and her son Liam.

Meredith was looking for someone to watch Liam as she prepared to return to work after maternity leave. She heard about my mom from the sister of our old neighbors. My mom keeps babies at her house. Meredith called and set up a time to meet my mother and it happened to be the day after we received our referral of Evan. Mom had his photo on the coffee table when Meredith arrived and it sparked an exciting conversation! Turns out Meredith has been to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia last summer for two weeks and has a love for the country and the people. She was so excited about our adoption and wanted to share her photographs and stories from her trip with us.

We set a date and were able to see so many beautiful photographs and hear all about her adventure! It was a real blessing to Rusty and I. Who would have thought that we would "coincidentally" run into another Ethiopian contact right here in KY?

As you might imagine, this connection "sealed the deal" and mom now keeps little Liam full time (a blessing for her) and we get to see them regularly! Praise the Lord! He is sovereign.

From one man he made every nation of men,
that they should inhabit the whole earth;
and he determined the times set for them
and the exact places where they should live.

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful verse. Thank you so much for sharing it. I continue to wait on the Lord with our adoption and the possibility of starting our family over again! This verse takes me by surprise and I am so thankful for such a nugget hidden for us to cling to! Blessings to you and your beautiful family!


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