Wednesday, April 15, 2009

God's Faithfulness

A year after we brought Chloe home, our boys started a new bank in their room - it wasn't their normal one and so it prompted Joe and I to ask them about it. They told us they were helping to save for their next sister. Let's just say that Joe and I were shocked - we thought God was probably done building our family. But sometimes God chooses to work on us through our kids and thus a seed was planted in our hearts - another Bilby! We started in May of 2006 on our paperwork and now, we have been through THREE VERY LONG YEARS of waiting, we have asked for numerous little ones on our agency's waiting children list, and had our hearts broken each time as we were told "no" because we weren't far enough in line. It is amazing what God will do though - just two weeks ago we were told "no" yet again on a little one that we were VERY attached to. We just felt we had to be getting close to the top of the line, and yet again God said "No" - only to turn around the very next Monday and give us our daughter - one we didn't ask for - she was just given to us. We got the call on Monday right before lunch time - we had a daughter! God is so good to us - and we knew all along that His timing was perfect - but man, that wait is LONG and HARD! We wouldn't have it any other way.

Our Jada Faith is waiting for us in Changshu in a foster home. She will be 3 in May - yep, exactly 3 years to the VERY month that we started our paperwork. God is good!! We are thrilled we just can't post pictures yet - until we get approval from China. But don't you fear - they'll be up as SOON as China says yes!!

44 comments:

Jodie said...

congrats........so happy for you and the family....i can't wait to see the pics....i wish you could see the huge smile on my face...
love, jodie

hollym. said...

Oh, Becky!!
I've been wanting to ask how "things" have been going for such a long time, but didn't want to stir up any hurt and sadness. This is just WONDERFUL news!! Congratulations to you all! I can't wait to see pictures. What do your boys and Chloe say? This isn't this little girl from 2 weeks ago, is that right? WOOHOOOO! I'm a bloggy Auntie again to a very favorite family of mine!!!
Keep us posted!! I'm dancing! \
Love to all,
hollym.

ManyBlessings said...

CONGRATULATIONS BILBYS!!!! I am so thrilled to finally be able to post that! It must still feel like you're dreaming! :) My kids are going to be so excited for you!!!!
dawnz:D

Anonymous said...

Oh Joe and Becky, I am so happy to hear your news! I was just thinking the past couple of weeks how long it had been since you got to your LID. I do like the name you have chosen. I am so looking forward to "the rest of the story."
Love, Aunt Jan

Heather said...

Becky... I saw the "And Jada Makes 7" header along with the "God's faithfulness" post and began to cry -- happy tears!!! Congratulations to all of you. We can't wait to meet this little Princess that we've been praying for (unknowingly) for 2 1/2 years. Many more prayers will be lifted on your behalf as you prepare to TRAVEL!!!! WOW! God is good!

Charity said...

OH!!! I can't believe I am finally reading this. I am so excited for you guys. First Steffie, now you. It gives me hope. YIPPEE. Do you think you'll be there before July? Oh there is so much running through my mind & I can't see through the tears to type. Congrats. I can't wait to see how God is going to bless your beautiful family once again. Oh & by the way the Morris family may once again be much like yourselves: we are praying about a concurrent. So we could end up with the 3 boys & then 2 little princesses. We'll wait & see what God is up to. ;0)
Our God is faithful,
-Charity

Whitty's Four said...

Jeff and I are so excited about little Jada!! And I love the name!!
God is good and faithful. I waited twenty years for Caeleigh and she was so worth the wait. God knows what HE is doing. This is the precious little girl out of all the thousands, God wanted for you. How exciting is that!!

Angel said...

Congrats Becky! That is wonderful! I am so happy for you. I love the name Jada. Cant wait to see her picture.

ShaggaBear said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting! Can't wait to see her sweet little face. Blessings to your whole family! God is GOOD!

Lisa said...

CONGRATS on your sweet new daughter!! Can't wait to see pics!

Kelley said...

Oh Becky! I have been praying and praying to see this post! I am boohooing all over my laptop...imagine if I actually knew you in real life! Here I go again using an exclamation mark at the end of every sentence! LOL! Our amazing God is so faithful and so incredibly good! I love the new header and can't wait to see Jada's precious face with your family.
Lots of love to y'all!
K.

JulieM said...

Oh I have goosebumps! I am so excited for you!

Karen said...

So happy for you!!!!!
God's blessings to your whole family!!

Steffie B. said...

FINALLY.....I have been waiting for you to post the news.....we have prayed for you over this decision.....we are all bringing our children home.....I am so happy for you Becky.....so very, very happy! ;)

Rachael said...

Wow! What a wonderful surprise! Congratulations!!!

Steffie B. said...

I popped back over and have found your new blog....I am crying in Beijing for you girl....crying tears of pure joy for all of our last dreams are coming true.....love you!!!

Hugs,
Steffie

Val said...

That is WONDERFUL!!! Congratulations!

Teresa said...

Yipee!! I'm crying happy tears here! I'm soooo happy for all of you. The boys were so sweet to want another sister that they started a fund. Awesome!

I can't wait to see her picture. How exciting for all of you.

Man, I'm crying again...can't...see...keyboard...

Lori Lynn said...

Congratulations! What happy news after such a long wait! I cannot wait to see Jada's pic.

We adopted Pearl when she was three. It's a great age, no diapers!

Lori W

Michelle said...

This is wonderful news! Huge congratulations!

living4him5 said...

BECKY!!!! I am so excited and overjoyed for you and your family!!!

Praise God! Can't wait to see Jada's pictures!!

Congratulations!
Amy

LaLa said...

So happy for you guys...can't wait for your LOA so we can see her sweet face : )

day by day said...

Oh, how wonderful! So very happy for all of you!!! Looking forward to hearing more about your newest daughter. Congratulations!!!

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Congratulations Becky!!! Another answered prayer! God is good!!!

Blessings,
Robin

eileensblog said...

Oh that's wonderful - congratulations!!!!!

Nancy said...

Congratulations Becky...
I am so very happy for you.

Amy A. said...

Oh my goodness! Another head of hair to do!! Good thing you've got Joe around. :) Just kidding.

I can't wait to see her. I am so happy for you all, especially for Chloe to get a sister.

xoxo

Renee said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY. SO SO SOOOOO Happy for you and your family.. and Jada, what a lucky girl to be able to call your home hers soon. Our God is so good.

xoxxooxo Renee

Proud_grammaconnie said...

Amen! Congrats to ALL the Bilby's.
God is so faithful. Jer. 29:11
Aunt Connie

Pam said...

Becky I'm so happy for you. I am looking forward to seeing her picture.

Linette said...

Congratulations Becky! I'm so anxious to see her pictures up here soon. :)

Kristi said...

Congrats dear friends! What wonderful news! Our prayers are with you as things move forward from here! Can not wait to see the face of Bilby #7 as I know she will be a perfect addition to your family. Hugs and blessings!

Jill said...

I knew it and when I saw your new header I couldnt get there fast enough. Its been a long week for you and God was there the whole time. Jada has a special family that will be coming to get her soon. You and your family truely are a blessing to me. As always you need anything esp. when its travel time we'll help out. Our boys would love to have roomates and I wouldn't mind Chloe one tiny bit :)

caoilinn said...

What sweet boys you have. Congratulations!

Carrie said...

Becky and family..........WOW that is fantastic news and such a sweet surprise! And I can't wait to see her face as soon as you get the okay. The second time around has sure brought amazing challenges to us all but that is the best part to bringing us closer to Him as we both would want it no other way!

My heart is filled with so much joy for you in all His goodness he has shown you this week and in the coming days! I love the way he mysteriously woos us!

Praying Jada home over here and LOVE the name!

Big Hugs and Congratulations!

Nikki said...

God is so good...it is so exciting to see Him work!!! I will continue to pray for your wonderful family as it expands again, after so much waiting.
I'm looking forward to seeing sweet Jada - CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
YAYYYYYY!!!!

Carol said...

Just the best news! Mother called this morning while I was at Tina's to let us both know the fantastic news. Brought tears of joy to our eyes. Can't wait to hear more. :)

Jen said...

Congratulations!! God is good! Eager to read about the next steps of your journey to Jada! (Now WHERE is THAT name in the Bible!! :-))

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Wonderful news!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to see her picture! Congratulations!!

Smiles! :o)
Nikki

Chawksgirl4ever said...

oh wow how exciting! congratullations

Anonymous said...

congratulations!!! i cant wait to see her!!!
God is great

Amber Drilling

Praise and Coffee said...

So happy for you! Congrats!
Sue

Nancy @ momjustlikeyou said...

WOW! God is SO good! He showers us with His grace. I know the waiting has got to be hard, but I am SO happy for you! I already have 7, but would love a little girl from China. My 17yo daughter hopes to adopt some day. I pray everything goes smoothly for you from here!

RamblingMother said...

So excited for you guys!

When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.
~Deuteronomy 24:19

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