Friday, March 30, 2012
So BLESSED to be praying with them on their journey!!! GO READ ALL ABOUT THIS FAMILY :) They have another giveaway going on right now! And they have plenty of fun tshirts as well!! THANK YOU Kim for the fun gifts, and sooo EXCITED to see God working on your journey to being BLESSED with 6 CHILDREN :)!!!
he he he he he
So wow.....crazy week. Monday we took Sarah to the doctor because she had this random rash thing that we had no clue about.....that all of a sudden spread to her arm. NO IDEA what it was even stumped the doctor.
Then Monday night Jason started feeling bad. UGH!!! Tuesday morning he couldn't even get up....as in the only time he got up to sit up or get out of bed for the last 3 WHOLE DAYS was to use the facilities and to go to the doctor! YIKES!!! He has vertigo, and yes he has done the exercises :). Today....a bit better, but still not the greatest. Thankful that he is at least up, and working from home. I didn't want him driving that is for sure!!! Vertigo makes you extremely off kilter as in very very very dizzy.
So that was my fun and crazy week :) Glad it is over and glad it is the weekend! Glad my hubby is feeling better and for rest time!!!!
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
When the young lady employed by the store is talking to him she says you are a "just that" kind of person (or something along that line). Meaning that he was a grumpy person who refused to have fun in life. One who didn't want to "play along" because he lived life by the rules. He was a grown up. He was too serious for childish things.
Colossians 3:23 “Whatsoever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
So what would serving the Lord in EVERYTHING you do look like?
Ummmmm.....for me that means some big changes!!! As in - my attitude! As in remembering this life is a privilege! As in remembering that my husband and my children are a HUGE GIFT! I do try to live that way, but you know in the moments you just want 10 seconds of peace.....yea those. Or when you get interrupted trying to have a 2 minute conversation with your hubby. And well....my list could go on quite long unfortunately.
What if you made a list of who you are?
I AM- A GOD FOLLOWER, GOD'S CHOSEN CHILD, LOVED BY GOD, MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD, TO SHARE THIS WITH EVERYONE I MEET, TO SHARE THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS CHRIST, A WIFE, ONE WHO SERVES MY HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS, A MOMMY TO 9 PRECIOUS CHILDREN, A HOME SCHOOLING TEACHER, A WITNESS TO ALL WHO MEET ME, A PERSON WHO IS IN LOVE WITH CHRIST, A PERSON WHO IS HIDDEN IN CHRIST, MADE FOR WORSHIP!!!
Friday, March 23, 2012
here and see pictures too!!!
here too!!! See told you God is blowing us away with HIS STORY!!!
here!!!! Oh my....just when you thought it couldn't get any better- IT DOES!!!
Then we got a letter from US*CIS saying we didn't technically make enough money to adopt from Ethiopia. Now say that sentence out loud if you want to say an oxymoron. RIDICULOUS!!!!! At the time we lived at camp and didn't pay for housing or utilities etc, but that was not good enough for the government. We tried EVERYTHING POSSIBLE to prove ourselves. TRUST ME WHEN I SAY TO EVERYONE: I HAVE NEVER MET ANYONE ELSE THAT HAS EVER BEEN TOLD THIS- NO ONE!!! And I have many, many, many, many wonderful friends that have adopted from many different countries all over the world! :) So don't panic.....it was our person who worked at US*CIS- trust me!
OUR HEART SHATTERED INTO A MILLION PIECES!!! IT WAS AS IF OUR LIVES STOPPED!! I know we still trusted the Lord, but it just seemed to us as if our lives....the love we shared with our children, the faith we had- was put on hold for a while. And like a car that tries to start but can't over and over again......that was what our day looked like. Our Naomi - after all our paperwork, and research didn't help, went home to an amazing family......but it wasn't ours. We had people actually say to us- maybe this is God's was of saying 7 children is enough. PEOPLE NEVER LET THE DEVIL ENTER YOUR LIVES THROUGH A LIE- EVER!!!!!!
Today....my heart is full of JOY over seeing miracles THAT ONLY GOD COULD HAVE DONE!!! There will never be a way to convince me that GOD doesn't do miracles- EVER. Even in the darkest of days waiting for our children to be ours officially, going through loss, and grieving millions of tears.....GOD IS A GOD OF HOPE!
Our memory verses we just finished- Romans 12:9-13 "Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality."
Yep, about sums it all up! PRAISE GOD!!!! THANK YOU FOR OUR DAUGHTER JOANNA!!!! We love you girl more than you will ever know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Happy Birthday Joanna Faith Wright!
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Lovely right? he he he.....well he knows how to have fun! So I think this is the last of our vacation pictures- whew. While you en...
This is a long post, but there is no other way to tell it than to just post it all........ KNOW there is NO WAY EVER that I would post som...
I wrote about what adoption means to me personally here . Today I wanted to share what it means to me in our job. Jason an...
This past year has been the most difficult our family has ever faced. Yet when last year started I had an overwhelming sense of peace tha...
Seth and Casey are an amazing couple. It has been a pleasure as their adoption consultants with Christian Adoption Consultants...
Having 9 children has given us a lot of time to watch our children fall in love. Sometimes it is smooth and seemless adding an...
When I think about this question I have to admit I am overwhelmed. Overwhelmed with emotions, memories, pain, suffering, healing, and gr...
So a little over 2 years ago we moved into our present home. We had just bought a home about 2 1/2 years prior, but 6 months after we mo...
Pictures today are brought to you by..........Bekah Shae Love Glasses :). OK so while we were at Empowered To Connect's Train the Tr...
One thing that takes root in our lives and then reeks havoc everywhere is anger. It sneaks into corners and like a cobweb can be hidden ...