Sunday, October 18, 2009

EMILIE'S REFERRAL STORY...


Emilie is our 11 yr old daughter and this is what she wrote in her journal about her referral story...

AN ANSWERED PRAYER


Something just happened at my school, Kellybrook Elementary. It was math time. The class was doing math boxes when I hear a **DING**. I hear a voice that sounded like a woman saying, "Emilie Hubbard to the office please." As I ran in the hallway, very anxious and unaware of what was going to happen, all I could hear was my own two feet **click clack clickety clack**. When I got to the office I saw my parents. I didn't know if to think I wasn't in trouble OR maybe I was in SO much trouble they called my parents! My mom handed me a lime green bag. I didn't know what it was for until I looked inside. Then I started to cry. I saw my little brother. I prayed for him and there he was in the picture. I was so happy I cried. I bawled my eyes out.

My Mom explained that his real name was ******* but soon will be Elijah. Elijah the four month old. Elijah from Ethiopia. Elijah my little adopted brother with brown eyes and the cutest heart lips.

He will be with us soon. God bless his little heart. I will love him. He himself will be the biggest treasure of all. God will help you too. You just have to pray. Now I have an answered prayer.


***Could I have said this any better? I never asked the kids what they thought when we told them so I was quite surprised to read this in Emilie's writing journal for school.
Hope you all have had a blessed Sunday!
Tina
***If you BELIEVE you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer. Matt. 21:22

7 comments:

Paul and Deedra said...

That is so sweet. Thank you for sharing : )

Kris & Staci said...

What a great story. Congrats!!!

Christy. said...

Oh my goodness, that is so sweet! I hope you include that in Elijah's lifebook!!

Hollie said...

What a wonderful story! I hope that your court date comes very soon. Also, thank you so much for including Amani in your prayers requests. What a lovely surprise.

Vive...rie...ama said...

Tina- tears in my eyes!!! Loved the journal entry, and I am SO excited for your family! We are also in the process to adopt a little boy from Ethiopia!!!!:) Can't wait to follow your journey!!! CONGRATULATIONS!

Alida said...

Beautiful ....with tears in my eyes ... what an amazing and talented daughter you have ... how she can capture all these feelings so eloquently in words at her age!!! Loved it ... . Thanks for sharing. Wishing that you get your court date soon!!!

sheila Gramling said...

Wow! I could write for a month on what an incredible writer she is (x-writing teacher and all.) But it is she who is more amazing than any skill she has attained in her young life. Her writing will take her far, her heart will take her farther. "Elijah my little adopted brother with brown eyes and the cutest heart lips"... It doesn't get any better than that!