Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Recently my oldest was promised a new Lego train station from one of his doting grandmothers. He waited by the front door, looking out the window, for it to be delivered..and waited...and waited. At church Sunday he pointed at the front steps of the stage which some would refer to as "the altar" during the prayer time at the end of the service. JP had never done this before, and pointed to the steps with such a sense of urgency like the way i look at a piece of cheesecake! So, the boys and i went to the steps to pray, while Dean, of course, was playing the guitar. JP said, "i want to pray that my package will come tomorrow!". We prayed for the swift delivery of the package, and i prayed a silent prayer that no sweet old lady would come down to pray with us and overhear our "urgent request"...we also prayed that God would help us to desire the things he desires. My heart is for Ethiopia this week. the sense of urgency on my heart is growing: to prepare, to bring her home, to give her a family. When JP got his package, he squealed with delight. His brother went rushing to his side and hugged him...they tore open the package. I asked JP who heard his prayer and, my TobyMac lovin' kid said-"G-O-D." I rejoice with friends who got the referral of their sweet girl today...and God hears my prayers as we look out the window waiting..hoping...dreaming of the day our sweet gift will be delivered home.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Hi friends! So, although I am about 13 months pregnant (since we started paperchasing for our adoption)...we still have at least 4 months, probobly 5, more to go. Of course, I am keeping myself busy with the boys, and all the hurricanes that insist on harassing us, as well as making sure that i am not giving into too many "pregnancy" cravings. The latest news from our program is that our trip will be shortened by about 1 day (good news for whoever is lucky enough to watch the boys while we are gone). We will also be staying at a guest house/bed & breakfast instead of the big Hilton. (Good news for us$$) That's about it here...