Sunday, October 5, 2008

Wow!

I wish that everyone who has sent something to Gadese, whether a gift or an email could see her face light up. On Thursday the first gifts arrived. She just kept saying, "oh my gosh, oh my gosh, really?" She wanted me to open them. I refused. Her hands shook slightly and tears welled up in her eyes as she cut open the packages. There is no way I could begin to explain how this felt. You all blessed me so much. I knew she would feel overwhelmed by everyone's generosity. I guess I was taken off guard by how it would effect not only Gadese, but myself and my whole family. Wow! Do you know how awesome it is, what an incredible testimony of God's love when my children ask, "Mom who's that from?" and then for me to say, "I don't know honey, a stranger that was touched by God to help." Do you get how powerful that is?!

Thank you. Your emails, prayers, and gifts have brought so much encouragement to everyone in the Boster house this week.

*To everyone who has sent something- please let us know if you have a blog. Gadese would love to put a face with the people that have blessed her. It would mean a lot to her.










Psalm 28:7
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoices; and with my song will I praise him.

16 comments:

Salzwedel Family said...

Gadese is so beautiful! I wish her & her family the very best. Praise God that she has been blessed in such a mighty way.

Leah Dooley said...

I'm moved thinking about the body of Christ. The beautiful body of Christ is moving in her heart so that she can go back to Africa and share Christ's blessings that she received here! To everyone that has given to Gadese, your gift will not stop in Columbia, Missouri, but spread to the ends of the earth. There's no telling the depth or width of what God is doing through this.

Anonymous said...

Steffany,
You both look so beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us who can not be with her. Give her my love and I pray blessings on you and Adam. Any name been pick out? I asked Alex and he said Gadese will pick it. I love and miss you guys, Jenny

Laura said...

OH MY GOSH! Gadese...you are stunningly BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL!!!!

I love how much she loves you, Stef! The pic of you two together is so precious!

I love that the Lord is blessing Gadese through His children! Glory Be!

Laura said...

oh and thanks for the baby belly pics! ;)

Carla J Garrett said...

Stephanie I have two sets of luggage one is leather like the other clothe the leather one is real nice and has other suitcases inside it so if you would like me to send them to you let me know
Carla Jeff's mom

Melinda said...

What beautiful pictures! I am so happy to hear how so many people are being a blessing to her and your family as well. We sent a gift and would also love your home address as well to send something else. Target registry on-line was limited. You can email me at
momtoo2girls@yahoo.com and my blog
www.devenougesfamily.blogspot.com

Cassie said...

yes steffany, will you email me your address? the online options were limited.
thank you.

Kelly said...

What a gorgeous photo shoot!! Gadese, you are so lovely!! Is her hubby able to see the photos? Maybe they would make him miss her too much ): Just another month 'till you see that baby, girl, too. Beautiful!!

cassie said...

LOVE the pictures - Gadese, you are absolutely beautiful - what an exciting time in your life!

Kristy -Mom to 4 and soon to be more! said...

What beautiful photos! It was such a blessing to gather the body of Christ in support of Gadese and her family!
Blessings,
Kristy in Virginia
www.growinginfaithandfamily.blogspot.com

darci said...

hello steffany, thanks for stopping by my blog. I have such a desire to read back and get your whole story..time is the issue for me. Gadisae is stunning. what a blessing to think in just a short while she will be welcoming her baby and seeing her husband again.

Paula said...

My goodness, Gadese is beautiful! I am so happy to see that so many people felt called to help her. We are the Spears family in Nebraska, we sent her a Target card. She can read our blog at http://spearsfamilyne.blogspot.com

Paula

Kelly said...

Wow those pictures are beautiful. I hope her hubby gets to see them.

David & Robin said...

Those pictures are fabulous.....they bring tears to my eyes.

Thank you for sharing Gadese's story with us!

Ethiopia and it's people has forever touched our family. We will never be the same again.

Anonymous said...

I see in a later post that the diaper cover arrived safely from Target. Thanks for doing this for Gadese. I was honored to be able to participate. Please tell her I pray for her and am so glad God is blessing her manyfold.

I prefer to remain anonymous...just trying to be like Jesus and give a cup of water in His name.

:) A friend.