Monday, October 24, 2011


Hello there everyone. It seems like I’m always apologizing for my posts being so far apart. Life’s been a bit hectic lately – more-so than usual. Well, on Saturday the 22nd, we finally mailed off our final bit of paperwork needed to begin the home study. Yay! So it’s been a mad dash trying to get our house prepared. Lol. We’ve finally begun and/or finished projects around the house. It’s been a lot of work, but it’s been good. Its helping us keep our minds elsewhere through all of this. So once Bethany’s international office gets our paperwork they’ll contact us with what we need to start the home study. Man, am I excited beyond belief! Things have been going good lately, praise God. I know it’s only through Him that things have felt as though they’ve smoothed out. I’m putting all my trust in Him. And for those of you who know me well know that’s a hard thing for me to do; to feel as though I’m not in control. But God has been patient in teaching me not to worry and to trust in Him. My favorite verse of late is Philippians 4:6-7.
‘Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need and
thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds
anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts & minds as you live in Christ.’
I am doing my best to put everything in His hands 24/7. Not just the adoption, not just work, not just car problems – EVERYTHING. And let me tell ya, this is a HUGE improvement from even just a year ago. I don’t like not knowing. Allow me to rephrase, I DIDN’T like not knowing. Now, I look at it as an adventure snuck into everyday life. And who doesn’t want a little adventure in their life? If you do, just hand everything over to God and I GUARANTEE that you’ll start seeing some. Life with Christ in the lead isn’t supposed to be boring or dull. I’m not saying that every day is going to be like running with the bulls or skydiving, but searching Him out and searching out His will for your life will surely shake up your life a bit (in a good way). Point in case: We have 2 kids. KC was content with 2 children and was fearful of having a daughter. Now? We’re adopting a third child – a daughter. This entire journey is going to be a wild ride. Three kids?? We’re going to be outnumbered and will DEFINITELY need God’s help.  Haha! Anyway, I just wanted to share a piece of what’s been going on around here lately. The boys are excited about having a sister. We’ve been talking to them about it a little at a time. Every time we go somewhere, they want to buy something for Effie. It makes my heart so warm to see their excitement. Until next time.  :)

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