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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day

Hope each of you have a wonderful day today! I am excited about spending the evening with my Valentine:)


I felt somewhat overwhelmed yesterday, and when Charlie woke up at 3:30 am to throw up, :) I couldn't go back to sleep.  My mind was racing and I was anxious.  I was thinking about things that I have no control over, things that are in the future!  I have realized lately that even though I have said all along that I trust in Him and His perfect timing, I have always thought that His timing would fall in line with what we had figured from the beginning.  Referral after a few months and travel in early Spring.  Now that that is obviously not going to happen, everything that we had planned on is up in the air.


I know this is where He wants us, this is where we really have to depend on Him.  As we look at our calendar for the summer- and everything that we just KNEW we would have the kids for and would for sure be able to do- is now in pencil with a big question mark!  Again, where He has us.

As usual my devo this morning was awesome and perfect for my tired eyes after a fitfill nights sleep.


Do not give in to fear or worry, those robbers of abundant living. Trust Me enough to face problems as they come, rather than trying to anticipate them. (convicting) Fix your eyes on me, the author and perfecter of your faith, and many difficulties on the road ahead will vanish before you reach them.  Whenever you start to feel afraid, remember that I am holding you by your right hand.  Nothing can separate you from My presence!!


Big deep breath!


I feel so much better.  He has gone before and will supply all of my needs.


Hope each of you have a blessed day.  

19 comments:

The Hausams said...

His eye is on the sparrow, my friend!

Happy Valentines Day!

XOXO

Candy said...

The Lord gives grace in daily supply... moment by moment when we look to Him, trusting that "future grace" for His call of the moment. Learning myself "not to be anxious" but to see in the "birds of the air" and the "lilies of the field" His amazing care for ALL His creatures... even the seemingly insignificant ones.
And He says of us that we are His inheritance, His treasured possession. And so are Seth and Addison.
Praying for your rest in Him,
Mom

the albertsons said...

Wonderful words... thank you so much for sharing... I needed them too!
becca

Natalie Fournet said...

Very encouraging...the LORD does have us and our children in His hands and knows His plan for us all. Happy Valentines Day!

Lori said...

You should have called me, I was up too!

I love the last sentence of your devotion... it's very uplifting!

Happy Valentines day!!

I wish my guy was home :( xo Lor

Farmboy and Buttercup said...

This could have been my post, too. Thanks so much for sharing your heart, struggles and God's truth. Thanks for the devo, especially -- Trust Me enough to face problems as they come, rather than trying to anticipate them -- I needed that.

Take care,
Sharon

Gurske Adoption said...

Happy V-day to your entire family and your precious's in Ethiopia! Thanks for the tid bit of a devotional..love it. Your such a good momma and wife.

Loves,
Bethany

Keva said...

Be strong dear friend. He loves you and holds you tenderly in His hands.

Love you and as always I am praying for you.

GWEN OATSVALL said...

sister, you and i are on the same page ... I have been holding his hand all day as Mags woke up at 5:50 after not going to bed till 11:30 last night and she has been very whiny & clingy... I know I can share w/you that all the children in Africa (especially my two) are on my mind non-stop ... We are no where near that process, but just the thought of all those babies without a mommy/daddy is almost more than I can stand on some days ... I don't worry, because I know God is in control, but I think He delights in our burdens for things He cares for ... because honestly, what is our other choice .. TO FORGET !!! I gladly lose a little sleep or become distracted a little in my day if it means praying and thinking about the orphans around the world ...

wow, i rambled .. Happy V-day sweet friend !!!

steffany said...

Everyday you are getting closer. I know it would be so much easier if we had the time line laid out before us.

Isaiah 40:31
Yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.

I'm praying this for you.

TedTracie said...

That is GOOD STUFF... Thanks for sharing!

How sweet is the comment from your mom. oh wow.

Thinking of you and so very thankful for how encouraging you have been to me.. such a gift!

Love u
Tracie

Misty said...

Someone once told me that God will do whatever it takes to bring us to the end of ourselves, and that there is nothing we can do to speed up His process. As hard as that is to take, it is encouraging too, to know that He is completely aware and in charge of our circumstances, if we submit to His ways. Peace to you as you go through this process.

TedTracie said...

I just got the cutest little HORSE in the mail all the WAY FROM TEXAS...
and tomorrow.. IT IS GOING ALL THE WAY TO ETHIOPIA! A little piece of you guys ... all the way in AFRICA.

You are precious my friend

Kate said...

I know! I think about how cute those kids looked every year on this day! They were one of my most favorite things about my wedding! Im so glad yall have been around for the 1st five and look forward to more :) Miss you guys alot!!

Kristy -Mom to 4 and soon to be more! said...

Isn't it amazing how His timing is ALWAYS perfect? Praying for Him to unite you with ALL of your kiddos soon!
Blessings,
Kristy

Chris & Lindsey Wheeler said...

Totally needed to hear that tonight...thanks friend! We get to Dallas on Wednesday! Do y'all want to come to Girls of Grace....we can get you tickets??! Just let me know.

Love,
Lindsey

ladybugsmama said...

Thank you, I am crying. My husband and daughter just left and I am in Hanoi alone waiting for A.'s visa--this part was perfect: "Whenever you start to feel afraid, remember that I am holding you by your right hand."

Ellen said...

Happy Valentines Day! Hope you get to feeling better... I've had a cold for a couple days... thankfully, none of us have gotten flu yet.

Amy said...

I am sorry you are sick! We have had the sickies in our house for the past few weeks too.. Hopefully they are gone. (Although my mom just left today from a visit and she was sick with the flu the entire time she was here) I have disinfected everything she breathed on though, so hopefully germs are gone!

Feel better soon!!!!

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