Thursday, October 29, 2009

21 Days

I just realized it's been that long since I've updated my blog. We've been busy helping my Sister and Bro-in-law move into their new house. Working lots, finishing our new bathroom, and spending time with family.

Here's some pictures of the awesome job my Hubby, Dad, and Brother did on our new bathroom!
Love it!

It's so nice to finally have 2 bathrooms in the house, even if we don't want to use the old one at all!!!

I recently started reading the Prayer of Jabez. I remember people talking about it before, but never got interested enough to actually read it and study it. I started reading the words everyday last week. It's pretty amazing. Today, I started reading the study guide. I already feel it's going to do great things for us. My favorite line I read today says,
"Think of it this way: instead of standing near the river's edge, asking for a cup of water to get you through each day, you'll do something unthinkable- you will take the little prayer with the giant prize, and jump into the river! At that moment, you will begin to let the loving currents of God's grace and power carry you along. God's great plan for you will surround you and sweep you forward into the profoundly important and satisfying life He has waiting."
-Bruce Wilkinson

The prayer is found in 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 if you're interested.

Oh, Bless me indeed!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

One of those days....


Megan and Josh brought home their beautiful little miracle, Aliyah Nicole, today!!!! She's beautiful and they are so thankful for their amazing gift!

It happens every once in a while. (ok, more often than not!) I wake up feeling like it's a "poor me" kinda day. Then I snap out of it, and focus my energies toward more important things. A very wise person told me recently, instead of worrying about it, why don't you pray about it?

So that's my new plan. (not that I never did that, but I'm making a conscious effort) AND today it just so happens that I have something very important to pray about. I have mentioned about someone I met through AC who's BM (birth mother) was induced Sunday night. They have been traveling back and fourth to the hospital to feed the baby and spend whatever time they can with her. The time to sign the papers is at 5:30 today. They need our prayers. The BM, the baby, and the Mommy and Daddy-to-be will be going through a difficult but wonderful transition. There are no guarantee's, but we are praying for the right thing to happen. Will you help me, and focus your energies to pray for this family? It is greatly appreciated.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

New Fundraiser Idea?

Every time someone asks us if we're still adopting, they have to give us a quarter. Every time we have to tell someone, "There's nothing new.", they have to give us a quarter. Our Adoption Fund jar would fill up pretty fast!

We love talking about it, and telling people about our journey. I just thought about cashing in on the situation!

Obviously, that's a joke. We have been blessed repeatedly since we started. People have been so generous, helping with our finances voluntarily. No asking or begging! Like Friday when I received yet another gift and inspiring card from a very sweet friend from high school. What a surprise and a blessing. Thank you so much!

And last night, while visiting with my Grandparents from Indiana, they showed us a small box from Israel, called a Mite (not sure on the correct spelling) Box, in which they and their friends and neighbors are filling with their spare change for our fund. We were blessed with the stories of the people in their neighborhood are going out of their way to help us. Every little bit helps. They are saving pennies, but it is priceless to us to feel so much love.

So, Yes, we're still adopting. No, we have no news. No, we don't know how long we will have to wait. BUT...............

We have never felt so much love and support and will count our blessings everyday until we bring home our miracle. No matter how long it takes!

P.S. Pray for our friends Josh and Megan as their Birth mother, who has chosen them to be her baby's parents, will be induced this evening. They will soon be the proud parents of their second beautiful miracle through adoption!