Matching Fundraiser for Hannah Lu

9 May

As you know, we have a fundraiser to help us with our travel/China fees to bring home Hannah Lu.  It’s been 9 days since our matching donations began and we’ve already raised $875 in donations.  Matched that is $1,750!   I just wanted to say thank you to all those that donated online, handed us cash or mailed us a check!  My prayer is that God will bless you abundantly for being a part of his amazing plan for our Hannah Lu.

In June 2005, Kevan and I moved to Florida so he could attend seminary.  In July of that same year I flew to Michigan to meet my best friend’s sweet little boy she had just given birth to and try to help her with whatever she needed.  I got there within a few days of his birth.  Before I ever left, I was having reservations about going because I wanted my own child.  This was her 2nd baby.  I remember kneeling at my bed and asking God to take the desire away if this would never be His will for us or to give us a child.   Make us a family.  I knew Kevan wasn’t ready at the time because we had just bought a house and he just started seminary.  He was working full-time and going to school, but my heart’s desire was to be a mama.  I cried and cried.  I fell in love with her newborn boy when I visited.  The desire was worse after I came home.  I secretly cried all day after Kevan left to go to work.  I didn’t want him to know I was struggling so much.  I say all this to say, our Hannah Lu’s birthday is the SAME birthday as her precious baby boy.  At that same time that I was on my knees, almost 14 years ago, begging God for a child, Hannah Lu was being born.  God knew I already had a child that would be ours.  All the years that have passed she has always been.  All those times I cried on my knees for her….she was.  I will be able to tell her that I have literally prayed for her since the day she was born.  I don’t know why God had us wait so long to give her to us, but I know it was for good.  I will trust Him and his timing.

How lucky am I that I don’t just get to be a mama again, but I also get to be a part of “looking after the orphans” (James 1:27) and she will no longer be an orphan.  What a blessing it is to give her a forever home and to love her.  To finally hold her in my arms after all of these years.

Our matching fundraiser will go on only during the month of May.  If you would like to be a part of this wonderful journey….

Click here to help bring Hannah Lu home

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