~~ Sorry, not much posting recently. Been feeling a little out of sorts. So, so much happening in our lives. Anyway, enough said. God’s got it. And that is all I need to know.
~~ I have been so blessed to be able to spend some time with precious little Julia this week. She is in the hospital and needs our prayers. They fitted a permanent feeding tube and her body has struggled to adjust to it. Would you please pray that she will turn a corner and do so much better really soon? Goodness, she is just as sweet as sweet can be. Her smile melts my heart. So thankful that she is here–not there.
~~ Saw a picture this week that almost ripped my heart out! There are some things that my human heart just cannot fathom. Wrestling with God over what my role is. I just don’t know.
~~ Remember this adorable little man?
Today was his gotcha day!
Vanya (now Ian) is coming home soon. Hallelujah! He is just the sweetest, sweetest little boy. Such a miracle. I cannot even imagine how happy he is to finally have his dream come true. I smile just thinking about it. I am so thankful so many of you helped one little orphan boy have his miracle. Today it came true. You can follow along here. We’re rejoicing.
~~ Aching to be near one of my best friends in the world. Janine and her family live in South Africa. After many years of trusting the Lord to add to their sweet little family, Janine got pregnant. Yesterday they received the news that their Zac has some kind of heart defect which will require surgery immediately after birth. Her doctor is very concerned. Janine is being sent to a specialist in Cape Town (which is about 8 hours from where she lives). This is such an unsettled time for their family. Yet, they are standing strong in their faith and trusting the LORD for a complete healing for their little love. I am longing to be there for my friend. It’s one of the things that just stinks about being on the other side of the world. I know they would so appreciate your prayers. Trusting for a complete healing. If any of you have given birth to a heart defect baby, would you mind stopping by and encouraging them? I know it would mean the world. Thanks!
~~ So. What happened to summer? It flew by.
~~ Been thinking about adoption a lot recently. Got a post swirling around in my head. Just got to find the time to sit and put my thoughts on paper.
~~ Love one another. Love one another. Love one another.
~~ Hailee has become obsessed with food. She waits at the top of the stairs which lead down to our basement kitchen when she smells anything that remotely resembles food. Boy, does she get excited when she sees me carrying up a plate! It’s the cutest thing. The girl loves, loves food. Now if only we could add a few more pounds to her little body.
~~ I have finally arrived in 2011! I did it! Got a fancy schmancy phone with our cell phone contract. I’m posh. Now I just have to figure out how the dang thing works. And when I finally do, it will no doubt already be a dinosaur in the world of modern technology. I’m still so like 1990’s. My kids think I’m such a dork.
~~ Still haven’t quite settled on what home school curriculum to use this year. Not too sure that we’ll actually get to start the new school year in a few days time as originally planned. Oh well.
~~ Please forgive me if you have written to me and have not heard back. Seriously, it is impossible to reply to everyone. I would spend every waking hour sitting at my computer, and I simply cannot do that since my family comes first. It’s a balance I struggle to find at times. Thanks for understanding.
~~ I hate seeing what’s happening in London. Goodness, crazy times we’re living in. Famine, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, riots. Get ready, people, Jesus is coming back soon!
~~ We’re heading into a busy birthday time in our family at the end of this month. We have three birthdays in one week. This special guy of ours will be turning 11 soon. While I wish I could just keep him little for a while longer, I am also so proud to see the wonderful young man he is becoming as he grows up. He is such a joy and a delight.
That’s it for now, friends.
Hope you’re all having a very blessed week. Know that the God of the universe is more than able to carry any burden on your heart. He IS faithful and true.