It is late on Sunday night, Lily's birthday.
I have wonderful photos to share of a beautiful day made even more special by some surprise guests...who drove 19 hours just to wish Lily a happy first birthday. I can't wait to share what a day it has been- a day filled with love and friendship and joy.
But I can't do that until I put out a prayer request..our little Olga has been placed back on the waiting children page. I cannot say why, out of respect for the privacy of the family who was in the process of adopting her. I can only tell you that things fell through, and this family was not able to proceed with the adoption.
I do completely trust that God hasn't brought Olga this far to leave her..her grant fund is one of the largest on Reece's Rainbow, and I intend to do my best to blog my heart out til a family claims her. I don't want you to give up hope for Olga because of the stops and starts of it all- she needs our prayers now more than ever.
If you can re-post about her on your blog, or post on Facebook again, please do so.
Please spread the word that Olga has a $12,709 grant waiting for her forever family, and that Lily's mama is going to keep fundraising for her as well!
As much as it pains me to say this..we do not know if the paperwork has been processed for Olga's transfer. If she goes to the institution- or God forbid has been transferred already this month- she can still be rescued. But I don't want her to spend one more pain-filled day in that place than she has to.
So at the risk of offending people- she IS running out of time. Unfortunately we live in a fallen world, and every single day things happen that are not God's plan or will. As my dear friend Courtney says-
I believe that God makes it very plain to us that prayer is the key, in the hand of faith, that opens Heaven's storehouse. And if He didn't want us to pray fervently- He wouldn't have asked good old James to tell us to do so.
And since I'm so fond of quoting Courtney, I will copy and paste her prayer for Olga here