God has made a way!

June 14th, 2011

Last Friday, when I got off the phone with our officer, and I knew she was looking over The Letter, my emotions welled up and spilled over.  Later I gave some thought to the first aching cry that came out of my mouth to the Lord along with my groans and sobs.

“O LORD!!!  Hear the prayers of your people!!!  Hear and answer!!!”

And then I couldn’t find any more words.

Why did I pray this?  I’m not sure where it came from.  I don’t remember ever praying this before.

But God did hear, and He has had mercy, and He has answered our prayers.  He has answered them in a way that we could not have foreseen.

We just heard the good news!

A different letter is being drafted right now for our officer, and as soon as we review it, it can be faxed to her.  And it contains all the information that she said she needed in order to issue our approval.

[We will wait to do our serious celebrating until we actually have that approval.  But today…]

Rejoice with us!!!

God has again gone before us and opened hearts and changed minds and directed decisions.  People simply can not and do not trump what God intends to accomplish!  We do not need to fear that they ever will!  No fear!

And we are standing in humility and awe before Him today as it is sinking in to our minds how He is crafting the timing of this story with stunning perfection!  We do not need to fear that He will flub this up!  No fear!

No fear!!!

I hate like anything to have to say this, but we are on our honor not to give any more details, even to our friends and relatives, until we have express permission.  I hate even more to have to say this, but that permission might be years away!  So the details will have to wait on the back burner with the other amazing details of this story that have not yet been publicly told!

But what we can tell you is that God has heard the prayers of His people and opened the way before us!

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15 Responses to “God has made a way!”

  1. M says:

    Rejoicing with you!!!

  2. Suvilla says:

    Oh Joe, Susanna, and family
    A Big HALLELUJAH!!!!!

  3. sabrina says:

    Praise our Mighty God!!

  4. Kendra says:

    Praise His Name! Thank you dear Jesus!….I knew He would do this….Katerina is close to His heart, a daughter of the King & He has put her in all of your hearts….you are obediently opening your lives to this precious orphan who desperately needs to be part of your family. Our Father is providing the ransom and He will bring her home in His timing…..can’t wait to hear the rest of the story…someday! LOL

  5. Becky K. says:

    That is so amazing!!

  6. Angiedawn says:

    I am so happy Susanna!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Shauna says:

    Yay!  I have been stalking your blog all morning waiting for this news :)

  8. Tammi says:

    Thanking Him from whom ALL Blessing flow!!!

    How He loves little Katerina!  And how He loves you for your obedience and faith!

    Truly a family ‘knit together in love’ with Him!

  9. Danielle M. says:

    Yay Susanna and family!  I will keep on praying.  Our God is a GREAT, BIG GOD and He LOVES to answer prayers.

  10. alice says:


  11. Stephanie says:


    Sometimes in adoption, you can’t see the big picture until later.  I just discovered something the other night, that had me in tears and in awe. Xander has been with us over two years. ;)  Praise GOD!

  12. Praise God!! Praise God!! Praise God!! Tears of joy here!!

  13. Becky says:


  14. Gail Kenyon says:

    Praise the Lord!!!!! What a mighty God we serve!!!!! What a blessing to be on this same journey with you!

  15. Marilyn Osborn says:

    Praise the Lord!!!!!!!

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