Thursday, January 16, 2014

To God Be The Glory---It's a Girl!!!

Thank you for joining us and encouraging us on this amazing journey!! Filled with joy unspeakable, great sorrow, and amazing beauty rising from the ashes!!








May we announce to you this day...our precious Bulgarian blessing from the Lord that we hope to add to our adoption:

Introducing to you:

JoyAnna Deneva Zara Winslow

JoyAnna means:  rejoicing, joy, favor and grace.
Deneva means:  strong and determined
Zara means:  blossoming flower, splendor, dawn, God has remembered!

She will be 7 in April.

She lives at the same orphanage our Zoey did.

We truly covet your prayers! God is moving mountains! Miracles have occurred which have even allowed us to put our adoption on hold of Jeremiah until such a time as our paperwork for JoyAnna is caught up. Our agency has told us:  "prepare to travel on a first trip to meet her very quickly!". Please pray for open doors at the orphanage. For files of the precious children to be released! For life saving changes to be made!

*Due to the wonderful wording on our homestudy, there needs to be NO homestudy update (we first thought there would have to be!)

*Due to Zoey being in heaven, our USCIS officer says there needs to be NO extra fees paid to add her to our adoption!

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." James 1:17

Thank you precious Zoey. Your life of amazing strength, and joy unspeakable has made an amazing impact on our family and on our world! Without ever leaving your crib, you were a shining light for ALL to see! Our little star! Now in glory...you shine eternal! We LOVE you!





7 comments:

Stephanie said...

God is so very very good. I am so happy to see that another precious child has been added to your family. I know you will not agree, because like us you feel that we are the ones blessed, but little JoyAnna is so very blessed to have you. In all sorrow there is joy. I am following your blog closely and would love to help where I can. Many more blessings to you and I say goodnight to Zoe every night. I just love the 'Anna' part in JoyAnna's name also by the way. Love to you all our friends!

Nicole said...

That's wonderful!!! Love your earth ball used as a pregnancy tummy! :)

Jaclyn M said...

So thankful you are adding another sweet princess to your family. I continue to pray for all of you.

Nicole said...

:) you did make me think you were pregnant ! ;)
Great to know of all the miracles taking place for Joyanna's adoption !

Katie said...

I am so blessed to hear that you are bringing home another sweet child who needs a family. And what a tribute to Zoey, to give life to another in her honor. You will disagree with me because of your humble spirits, but I think you are amazing and wonderful people and I am blessed to 'know' you. My prayers have been with you since you committed to Zoey and they will be with you throughout this adoption.

Ruth Gossner said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful that God is working things out already, even if the need for them (because of the loss of Zoey) is so sad. I know JoyAnna will be blessed and loved.
So, will you have to make a second trip for JoyAnna and then a third to get them both? Might you be able to see Jerry again on the second trip, or is his orphanage too far away?
I agree with Nicole on loving the first picture :-)
~Ruth

Ruth Gossner said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful that God is working things out already, even if the need for them (because of the loss of Zoey) is so sad. I know JoyAnna will be blessed and loved.
So, will you have to make a second trip for JoyAnna and then a third to get them both? Might you be able to see Jerry again on the second trip, or is his orphanage too far away?
I agree with Nicole on loving the first picture :-)
~Ruth