Tuesday, May 26, 2009

More wedding pics

                            Stan and I heading to our seats
                                        The ring please
         Justis and Sky who is reaching out to a bubble (look close)
                                  Learning to blow bubbles

Friday, May 22, 2009

Plugged toilet.... Jaden's solution

Italic                   The problem roots!!! 

                        The culprit!

Jaden wanted to use the main bathroom this morning.
I told her to use the one in my bedroom instead.
Her comment back was... "Why?" "I can use the squatty potty."

        The new American squatty potty.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Holding on to His promises

My heart has been very heavy for the families
from our agency who were supposed to travel
on May 21 and now can't because of the swine flu.
So, I will pray.
Also I am in another group for older child adoptions
and one of the families is still waiting for LOA and
they only have 7 wks until their daughter will turn
14 and age out and no longer be eligible for adoption.
To my prayer warrior friends please keep these families
in your prayers.
Yesterday I realized how sad and discouraged I had gotten
after trying to find out more info on the swine flu. Separating 
rumors from truth is hard, and now realizing how long it could  
take just to get our RA. 
Then I remembered a while back I was becoming so
discouraged with my fingerprints for the adoption always coming
back unreadable, we even had to do an FBI name clearance.
That was only supposed to take ten days instead it took a month.
I cried out to the Lord wanting to know if  we were in His will.
The next morning I opened up my Devotional Bible right to
Waiting for God 
Genesis 16:1-16 and 18:1-15
 This is the first paragraph                                                                                                                         
"Hope deferred makes the heart sick," says Proverbs 13:12 
Believing that God will do what He says is quite different from
waiting for Him to do it. Waiting is hard, but believing while 
waiting is harder still. Then it goes into the story of Sarah and 
Hagar and Abraham. How Sarah took matters into her own 
hands and the consequences of it.  

Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed
time next year and Sarah will have a son. 
Genesis 18:14 (verse for the day)

I know with adoption once we do the paper chase we have no control 
over any of it. God has His timetable in mind and I am learning it isn't
always what mine is. We have to put our trust totally in the Lord.  
Trust in the Lord with all your heart lean not on your own understanding.
Proverbs 3:5                                                                                                       
 The same morning I found a post it note with this verse 
I had written down on it weeks earlier.
"But these things I plan won't happen right away.
Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when
the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, be patient!
For it will surely take place. It will not be late by a single day."
Habakkuk 2:3 NLT                                                                                                                                         
This is from my Jesus Calling Devotions;

I am with you and for you. When you decide on a course of action 
that is in line with My will, nothing in heaven or on earth can stop
you. You may encounter many obstacles as you move toward your
goal, but don't be discouraged..... never give up! With My help, you
can overcome any obstacle. Do not expect an easy path as you
journey hand in hand with Me, but do remember that I, your 
very-present Helper, am omnipotent.

Much, much stress results from your wanting to make things
happen before their times have come. One of the main ways
I assert My sovereignty is in the timing of events. If you want
to stay close to Me and do things My way, ask Me to show you
the path forward moment by moment. Instead of dashing headlong
toward your goal, let Me set the pace. Slow down and enjoy the
journey in My Presence.
Romans 8:31, Psalm 46:1-3, Luke 1:37 (NKJV)
A sweet friend told me at the time to savor the journey. (Thanks Sheri)!

You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on you,
Because he trusts in you.
Isaiah 26:3
I know as I go through this waiting He is teaching, stretching and 
molding my character to be more like His. I truly desire for His light 
to shine through all the cracks. My greatest desire is to always be in
His will.

The one who calls you is faithful and He will do it. 
I Thessalonians 5:24

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Got Sugar?

     Look at the smile on her face she is very proud of herself.
      I went to go get dressed and she decided to add
     a little flavor to her waffle and strawberries.
    This is the little girl who didn't want any syrup.

A couple of days before this I walked in the kitchen
and saw Jaden with the sugar container and just
watched to see what she was doing. When she 
realized I was standing there she said,
"Oops...... its a good thing I haven't eaten any yet!"
Needless to say the sugar has been put up
way out of her reach.
Yes, even if you climb on your little chair my little sweet tooth.