Monday, October 13, 2008

Proof that God hears me...

Do you ever have those moments when you are praying and you just sort of freak out? Does anyone here know what I mean? This morning was one of those times. I was praying, as I always do, for my family. As I got to my prayers for Ellie, I really just freaked out. I was telling God that I was nervous. What do I know about raising a little girl? What do I know about playing dolls and barbies? What do I know about dresses and frills? I've only had a boy all these years? How will I ever fix her hair? Especially black hair? What do I know about black hair? Seriously, I was getting really scared, people! So, I stopped praying, and I just listened. And I really felt that God was saying to me "Holly, calm down. It's going to be okay. I will give Ellie to you, and I will equip you to take care of her".

Work was busy, so I honestly didn't spend much time thinking about any of that. As I got home, though, there was a HUGE box on the front step from our adoption agency. I had no idea what it was; I wasn't expecting anything from them, certainly nothing that big! As I opened it, I saw that it was our education toolbox, filled with books and info on international adoption. On top was a stuffed monkey, and just below that was this....


yes... It's all Good Hair: the Guide to Styling and Grooming Black Children's Hair
Now someone try to tell me that God didn't hear my prayer!! How cool is that?

7 comments:

Lena said...

I love how Gods speaks- it's so neat isn't it? :) I am so glad to hear things are going great with your adoption. Praise God!

Robo said...

Once again the MIGHTY HAND OF GOD saves the day and your nerves.

Bird's Words said...

and her hair...

KentuckyAngel said...

lol....and her hair....which will always be as beautiful as her mommy's!!

Danielle said...

thanks for the comment. i got so much support from other nurses on who read the blog, but unfortunately not in real life. I guess you have to stick with your back at work, lol. Oh well, the baby is safe now and that's all that matters.

Good luck with the hair book. So fun.

Lydia said...

can I just say YOU are a girl and that should help a bit. God will supply you with all you need to know WHEN you need to know it...that is the hard part. Don't get ahead of yourself. You are going to be such a great GIRL MOMMY!

Lydia said...

Ellie is going to have the best hairdo's! I didn't get all the way into this post the other day. God's timing is incredible and uncomprehendable (if that is even a word.) I love this story!!!