So it’s been 24 hours since we received the shocking, unexpected news that our home study was approved for domestic adoption (if you’re feeling a little lost read the previous two posts). We began our Financial Peace University study a couple days ago and have seen immediate blessings in just these last couple days. The principles in that study are so basic and it’s not a get rich quick scam either, it’s making commitments and decisions together and choosing to stick with them, that’s when you become successful. If you haven’t heard of it, check it out! Dave Ramsey is an amazing teacher and was someone who suffered EXTREME financial stress but came out of that learning something and then wanting to teach others.
I keep thinking about the roller coaster ride we’ve been on the last week. I keep thinking about our plans for Ethiopia and how they aren’t for right now but they are definitely for the future. I’m glad that we have a God who can point us in the right direction by closing doors and opening new ones, challenging us to be better than we think we can be. As our social worker said in an email to me yesterday...”Onward and upward!”.