The date

Sunday, October 19, 2014

We've already been to Ukraine and back, and I haven't even updated our blog! There have been so many God-moments on this journey to Sergey (who asked to have his name changed to Andrew), that I want to be sure to have them recorded. I'll start with the long-awaited date...
It was nearing the end of September and though we hadn't yet received our SDA appointment date yet (in which we would officially get Sergey's referral), our facilitator assured us that it would be coming soon. Typically, families were getting two to four weeks notice in order to plan travel, but as I prayed, I had a strong impression that our SDA appointment would be on October 8th (which at that time was just over two weeks away). When I mentioned this to David, he was open, but thought that it was much more likely that we'd get an appointment on the 13th or later. I agreed that was a more reasonable possibility, but couldn't shake the thought that we would be meeting with the SDA on October 8th.
So, it wasn't too much of a surprise to me that on September 24th, we got this email from our facilitator: "I have in my hands your invitation for SDA appointment: October 8 at 9:00 AM.  Congratulations!"  
In and of itself, that would be a good story. God loves to give us little confirmations that He is in the midst of things. But beyond that, October 8th is significant date for us. On October 8th, 2000 David and I endured a painful miscarriage at 18 weeks. Following this miscarriage was a time of deep sadness and difficulty in my life. Every October 8th since that time, has been one of painful remembrance
And though the sadness of that day will never be fully resolved until heaven, our God is a redeeming God! Our Father was giving us new memories, life-giving memories, memories that reflected His kindness, His care and His presence. He is so good!
October 8th, 2014 was a great day and there were many other beautiful days on our journey to Ukraine. I will share more soon about all that God did, but for now I'll close with a picture of His redemption.


waitingfaithfully said...

Oh sweet friend. thank you so much for making the time to share your story of redemption with us . . . God's story, that He began weaving long, long ago. He is so good, Sarah. And that He would impress the date upon your heart ahead of time . . .yes, He is good. Such a comfort while you wait for Andrew, to know that our Heavenly Father has it all worked out.

Love you, friend.


Kathleen T. Jaeger said...

Sarah, Thank you for sharing this story! Oh, how I love our God who redeems all of our sadness. This story resonates so deeply with me...we have a similar story. I can't wait to hear more of your journey and of all that God has done and how God puts the lonely in homes. Thank you for your loving home.

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