Friday, April 3, 2015

Overdue Update

Thank you for your prayers, friends!  The Lord certainly honored them and worked in ways only He could.

Our meeting with Beautiful Girl (BG) on Saturday went very well -- way beyond our expectations.  When we were getting out of the van, she and her foster mother burst out the front door, yelling "HI!!!!!!!"  I was pleasantly surprised to say the least.  By all accounts, BG is extremely reserved - polite, but reserved and quiet.  She is just so, but she smiled, responded to questions, and even asked a few of her own.

Her foster mother (FM), a godly woman, was such a blessing in that she bridged the gap between BG and us.  Her FM reminds me of Sean in that she's friendly, vocal, and outspoken for the Lord.  She instantly put us at ease and undoubtedly helped give BG greater comfort.  

We were blessed to meet BG's brother near the end of our visit.  It was a joy to see BG light up when he arrived.  Their bond was undeniable as she jumped on his back, laughed, and passed notes back and forth.  :-)   Her brother is a very nice young man that we look forward to getting to know better.

More praises:  On Friday, when we read BG's file for 5 hours (with a lunch break in between), the Lord was at work in keeping Isaiah contented and occupied.  This had been a big concern of mine.  First, we were in a conference room with a big table and audio-visual equipment.  Although Isaiah could walk around, there wasn't much more for him to do, so it was looking like Sean would probably have to take him outside.  About 35 minutes into the file read, someone advised the caseworker that there had been an error in the conference room reservation and we would have to move to another room -- a visitation room!  The unanticipated room change was an answer to prayer because the visitation room contained lots of toys.  It was the perfect place to keep Isaiah busy while we read.

Finally, an ultimate praise goes to the Lord for the beautiful baptisms of Arielle, Rachel & Josiah on Sunday.  It's always a blessing to witness this act of obedience to the Lord.

Please continue to pray, as we will have day visits with BG in her hometown, tomorrow and Sunday.  This will be her first time meeting the three older children and her first time alone with our family.  Thank you!

Arielle, Josiah, & Rachel with their certificates of baptism

 "Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life."  ~Romans 6:4
In Christ, Talya 


  1. Talya... praist God for His continued blessings..... we are praying... and are so happy for all of you. :)

    1. Thank you, dear sister! Hopefully we will get to chat soon! I hope everyone is feeling better in your family!