Thursday, December 23, 2010
As, we prepare for Jesus' birthday my heart is excited with anticipation, but longing for our daughter that is still so far away from us. I know God is with her preparing her for our family and wrapping her with his protective arms. We are hoping she will be here next year for Christmas. Oh what a wonderful Christmas that will be. Until then, I pray for her, long for her and cry for her. Sweet girl, we love you with all our hearts. We are coming, as soon as we can.
I am also filled with anticipation at what God has in store for us in this coming year. Our church is launching an "Outlive your Life" campaign. Wow! Wait a minute God. I thought you might be finished with us for a while. Well, I guess not. I am so happy to be on this Life's journey with my Savior. Can't wait to see what he does next. I am just leaning on HIM, letting him guide me as he holds my families hand to follow HIM.
Wishing Everyone the Best Christmas Ever!
Friday, December 10, 2010
Our FBI fingerprints reports came in the mail today. I have been going to the mail box for weeks, opening it and looking in and being disappointed. Today, Mike checked the box and came walking casually in the house and handed me 2 brown envelopes that were from the FBI. I nearly jumped out of my skin, opened them and did the Whoop Hoo dance around our kitchen, yelled and laughed with happiness. Well, it took 6 weeks and 3 days for us to get these reports back and man it felt like 6 months. I am so glad Mike was home to share in the experience and happiness of when these came back to us. I know everything is in God's perfect timing but it sure is hard to wait patiently at times. So, glad to get this back and begin to move forward with our home study and complete our dossier. Precious little girl, we are praying for you, yearning to know your face, and can't wait to swoop you up in our arms and hold you tight.
May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace... Romans 15:13
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Here's a picture of our 2nd annual " Marshmellow Wreath" We hang it in the yard for the birds at Christmas. Oh what fun! We had a great time putting all those marshmellows on the wreath.
This is my most favorite time of the year. We love to ride around and look at Christmas lights while listening to Christmas music. I Love it! It's all about baby Jesus, family and friends. Now if we could get a little snow. It would be perfect. Doubt that will happen here in Mississippi.
Enjoy this special time of the year, take time for friends and family. Life is too short to miss out on the Joy of Christmas.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Of course we celebrated over the weekend with a jumper party( just like Matthew). We planned to go to eat pizza with the whole family tonight but Mikey got stuck in Atlanta :((( Waaa Waaa
The boys and I ate pizza at (of all places) Subway cause that's where Ethan wanted to go,
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart for my Holy purpose. I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
I know many of you are saying What?? Why?? How???
Mike and I have been on this journey for over a year now. God has been calling us, woeing us to something BIG!! About 6 months ago, He revealed it to me by breaking my heart for orphans. And then breaking my heart for a precious little girl in China. I prayed for what seemed like months before I approached Mike with what God had laid on my heart. Mike was on board immediately. I thank the Lord for this daily.
My heart is filled with an overwhelming Love for a daughter that I haven't seen yet but God choose for us long before the earth was set into place.
Because that's where our daughter is. It just feels right. God has given us peace and affirmation that she is in China. We are on a faith journey with Christ. We know he will lead us to this precious little girl.
We are in the very beginings of the adoption process, it will take 12-18 months for this to become final. We are asking for support and prayers from our family and friends as we work through this process and for our little girl that could already be in an orphanage in China.
Philippians 4:6 -Be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God.
Matthew 21:22 - And all things you ask in prayer and believing you will recieve.
Again, I can't tell you how excited we are to share this with all our family and friends.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
So, I said I wanted to share with you how God is present in our lives. It always amazes me that if we just keep our eyes open we will see Him around us. Well, Matthew started Kindergarden a few weeks ago, yes I did cry my eyes out, my baby is growing up. He's lovin it and I'm adjusting to the routine (getting up at 6am) and not having him around as much. Oh how I miss summer time. After we went to meet Matthew's teachers and see his class room, we decided to treat the kids to dinner at a restaurant. As we left the school it was very dark with heavy rain clouds. Matthew says, "it's gonna rain and we are gonna see a rainbow". Well, I just thought yes it is gonna rain but I doubt we see a rainbow. As we drove around the school, what did we begin to see...
We couldn't believe it.. As we drove toward the restaurant we saw the complete rainbow.. I don't think I had ever seen a rainbow so brillant and full. You see I was very anxious that Matthew was starting school. It was like God was saying " I love you, all is gonna be okay". I love rainbows and have since I was a teenager. This picture doesn't do this rainbow justice, I took it on my phone. Once we were inside it rained and rained...but the rainbow was still there.
Matthew was mesmerized by this rainbow. It was beautiful. We had a great meal and the boys had lots of fun as you can see...
We need to remember God is always with us. We just need to open our eyes and look around.