More Than I Could Imagine

Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we can ask or think(imagine NIV)...Ephesians 3:20 KJV

Never did I imagine that as we set out to bring Luke home that the path would involve the turn that it took.

Just as I never would have imagined that the home Luke was going to was my Father's House, I could never have imagined that the Lord was leading us not only to Luke but also to another little boy.

Emma saw him first.  And fell in love.

Then she "introduced" me with, "Isn't he cute?"
Me: Of course he is!
Emma:  So what do you think?
Me:  What do you mean, 'what do I think?'"
Emma:  Can we adopt him?

Honestly, it was just too soon for me.  I told her to talk to her father.  

She did...to both her earthly and heavenly.

None of us could forget him.  

Finally, Kevin...uncharacteristically, admitted he kept thinking about "Jake."

I discovered he was with an agency that was not our own...on their Individual List.  Which usually means: switch agencies or forget about it.

God intervened.

And, through a series of God-incidences, this adorable little boy will...Lord willing...be coming home in either July or August. 

Just as the paths to Lily and Luke are God-stories, the path to this little one is every bit as much His story.

Some of that story and our newest one's name... next time!

In Him,


  1. Congratulations, Mandy!! I can't wait to read more!

  2. Dear Mandy, God's blessings be with you and your family as you bring Jake home this summer...pc

  3. So HAPPY for you!

  4. That is so AWESOME, Mandy! My heart continues to rejoice in how our Lord is using you and your family. "Jake" looks absolutely precious. Press On, in faith!
    ~Christina Price
    P.S. We will be meeting our newest little guy in July or August, too! :-) I am due Aug. 14th.