Wednesday, July 22, 2015
"And it's beautiful to witness..."
It's hard to believe that nearly 12 months have gone by since Jerry and JoyAnna came into our family! One year ago this very day we were in Bulgaria for our pick up trip. Glenn, and I, Grace, and our nurse Sylvia. We were filled with anticipation and eagerly awaiting picking up our blessings!
Fast forward 10 months and we just had our one year post placement report. What a blessing that was, and truly a miracle, too! You see our agency changed leadership and so the new leadership is very different in their approach to large families and such.
I'd like to give you a glimpse of our report. The conclusion reads like this:
"Mr. and Mrs. Winslow have the desire and ability to parent Jerry and JoyAnna. After meeting the Winslow family, it is evident that they are a very spiritual and close-knit family. They have a strong bond and believe in working together to create a happy, healthy, and efficient household. Jerry and JoyAnna appear to be very happy and content in their home and family. They have developed a tremendous bond with Mr. and Mrs. Winslow as well as their siblings AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL TO WITNESS. They are truly a family in every sense of the word."
We stand utterly and completely amazed at how God has orchestrated ALL of this down to the littlest detail! Did you catch that little but oh sooooooo powerful phrase....And it is beautiful to witness?
Yes, oh yes, we agree! We couldn't agree more! This is truly why we do this! This is what God Himself has called us to! This truly is our mission field and we couldn't be more humbled and honored to be serving our Lord in this way!
Thank you Lord for revealing yourself to us through this post placement report! We thank you!
Thank you ALL, too, for your part you have played in getting us to this point! We could NOT have done it without you! There are soooooo many of you and so we are thankful that God knows who you ALL are!!
We TRULY thank God upon EVERY remembrance of you! Philipians 1:3.
Now as we stay the course, and run the race God has put before us, we are very excited to welcome our newest little one!
Thank you in advance for your love and caring!
The entire Winslow Gang:
Glenn, Mary, Madelyn, Grace, Edward, Elisha, Jonathan, Jeremiah, Nicole, JoyAnna, and Rosalinda.
*and our precious Zoey, rejoicing in heaven! Our littlest angel!!