Monday, August 15, 2011

Miracles Do Happen

Yes miracles do happen. We have had opposition in all areas of our lives lately.  They include everything from adoption to finances to school and many others.  We have prayed much for help knowing that all of these things were beyond our ability to overcome.  I will admit that I was beyond my natural ability to cope. All I could do was pray and turn my emotions off while I waited for the help to come.

Yesterday started with Doug and I on the phone until 10:30 trying to get the kids' registration approved for school. This was after several weeks of going back and forth on immunizations and what is required. We finally talked to the right person and got it done.  It was a simple one minute conversation because this person was in Utah not Virginia and knew what was required.  We got our confirmation this morning and now all the curriculum can be sent out to us. 
We have also been fighting the Middle school to get Creed registered.  Doug got a referral at work for the new Superintendent of the school district.  After they were done doing business he let her know that the school had told us they could not sign Creed up because he had been at a charter school.  We knew this was completely wrong but I didn't have it in me to fight anymore than I had for a couple of weeks and decided to wait until school started.  So when Doug told me he had a contact, I hoped we would get something done.  Doug got a call on Friday from the principle.  He had obviously heard from the superintendent and wanted to fix things.  He invited us to come in and sign Creed up.  We went into the office yesterday and they were all smiles even though they were all getting ready to got to lunch. Funny how getting the right person involved can work miracles.  We spent the next 40 minutes signing papers and getting a schedule for the year and out the door we went.  Everyone was so happy and friendly with us.  We got the email confirmation this morning that everything was complete and he will start school on the 29th.

In the evening Tyler called to tell us some good news.  Those that live in our house know how at times I stress when I see Tyler's number because for a while the only time we heard from Tyler was for some crisis.  I know I will get over it some day, especially with more calls like yesterday.  While at work he was emailed that he was awarded a substantial scholarship for Folk Dance. This will cover his Fall tuition and all dance fees including tour fees for the summer.  At this I started to get teary.  I knew this was purely the work of our Father in Heaven. We don't normally pay tuition for the kids but in this situation is was necessary so Tyler could do the work of the Lord.  What a blessing for all of us as Tyler has been aware to a small degree of our financial challenges and was planning on getting a student loan.

I needed this witness that I was being watched over and will never be left alone.  He is there in all our trials and when all seems lost he will be there to comfort us and bear us up.

Even with a broken arm I felt this was important enough to take the time (and pain)  to write. :)


  1. Deanne,
    How great to hear some good news on your front!! I hope your adoption obstacles are soon cleared as well so that you can travel in Sept to go get your little ones.
    We continue to pray in regards to our adoption obstacles as well- thanks for your continued encouragement!

  2. Yeah for good news! Just for your info, our little friend was just placed back on the shared list.

    love you all!