Monday, November 7, 2011

nap time thankfulness

It's nap time for Molly and the little boy I babysit, so thought I could make a little post! It is only 1:38pm and I have so much to be thankful for:
  • Early morning run with a friend
  • Encouraging time in the Word and in prayer for family & friend's needs
  • Crock-pot meal cooking for dinner  
  • Little boy to babysit who really loves to smile and laugh and play with my little girl
  • Story time at the Library with the kids, then lunch at a dear friends home
  • Got to chat with my neighbor and was invited to visit with her and her new baby after naptime!
  • Nap time-which leads me to where I am right now! Peace and Quite and a chance to do laundry and clean up our home and I might have time to start my sewing projects...
There is so much to be thankful for...must call my mind to remember the Lord's faithfulness. The Lord has been good to me, better then what I deserve!
Lamentations 3:21-27
21But this I call to mind,
and therefore I have hope:
22The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
23they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.
24 "The LORD is my portion," says my soul,
    "therefore I will hope in him."
25The LORD is good to those who wait for him,
to the soul who seeks him.
26 It is good that one should wait quietly
for the salvation of the LORD.
27It is good for a man that he bear
the yoke in his youth

Friday, November 4, 2011

time for change and updates...

Here I am.  Trying once again to do the blog thing.  I am excited to share all the Lord has been doing and just simply about His faithfulness.  I hope this blog will enable me to recall of the Lord's graces and kindness to me each day.  As I am learning to be a homemaker, a wife to my kind husband and a mother to my precious 19 month year old girl! Lots of things I am learning in the place the Lord has called me. How I long to grow faster, but trusting that He is growing me in His perfect timing and way.

Excited to announce that we are in the foster to adopt program!  All the paper work is completed on our side, now we are just waiting to hear from the other side that we are officially approved! The Lord has give us favor with our case worker and said she will approve us and in about 4 months we can receive a foster baby into our home!  As of yesterday, we are praying for twins or a sibling group to invite into our home!!  I know it sounds crazy, but really would love this and be excited to see the Lord provide in His perfect way to grow our family!  Just thinking through how we have had 2 miscarriages in the past 9 months and perhaps I will never be able to get pregnant again (not that I know the mind of God about this matter, but learning to trust Him in how He wants to grow our family).  If we were to foster to adopt a sibling group or twins it would be a forever memory of the 2 little babies that we lost and are now with the Lord.  Not that I want to replace one of those babies, but it would be a constant reminder that the Lord knows exactly who He wants to place in our family.  It would only remind me of His compassionate love towards me, to my unborn babies, and to the potential adoptive foster babies.  May He do this for His glory!  May His kingdom advance through our little family!  All to Jesus I owe!  All to Jesus I trust!