Friday, October 12, 2007

More provision...

And the list goes on...these blessings that I am about to share have happened within the past 2-3 weeks...

Almost as soon as we shared our news about starting this adoption journey, my mom and stepdad graciously contributed a large amount to our adoption...they are pretty excited about having grandchild #1...

My dad and stepmom (who are also excited about grandchild #1), after reading about how we would possibly have to refile with USCIS and pay the filing fee again, sent us a check to cover the refiling amount. This after we had just prayed and lifted the situation up to God to work as He pleased. (By the way, no denial letter from the USCIS yet - we are sending our marriage certificate and it will arrive Monday am...maybe we won't have to refile!)

This next blessing is financial, but also a huge help to Chris' career as a teacher. Last weekend Chris' boss was coaching a little kids' soccer team. The son of the Head of English Dept. at the local junior college plays on this team. So "randomly" the Dept. Head mentions to John (Chris' boss) that they are looking for someone to teach one of their English classes because the professor became ill or something. John says, oh by the way, I know a great English teacher (I am paraphrasing here). Phone numbers are exchanged and passed onto Chris. To make a long (but short, all of this happened in about 1 week) story short, Chris is now teaching an English class at Cabrillo College. For those of you who are familiar with teaching at the college level, these things don't happen like this. We are a bit stunned...it never crossed our minds that Chris would be teaching at the college level within the next couple of years, let alone within the next week.

There you have it...the Reno saga continues. Every life is a story that is being written by the Master Storyteller...more to come, I am sure...

5 comments:

Karie M. said...

I just read your two postings about Chris' job, the financial gifts and now the marriage certificate! God is good.

Erin said...

I am so glad your marriage certificate might make it to USCIS on time!!!!
And, big congratulations on Chris's position at Cabrillo!

Krista said...

Wow! I don't read your blog for a few days, and all kinds of amazing stuff happens! I am very excited for you guys, God is so good. Chris must be so excited about his new job!!

faithsalutes said...

i love Praise reports, they make my week so much better. God is so good. Congrats.

Michael Ann said...

What great news about progress w/ the adoption, financial support, and Chris' job!!! I'm excited for you guys.