I've taken the weekend off from writing on my blog, only to wish I hadn't. Now that is it the week I can think of tons of things I want to share. So, ofcourse, Friday came and went and we didn't hear anything. So, Friday I was saying, "Next week IS the week!" Well, to keep busy we decided to attend the Children's Festival at UWF, and it was a blast and had some really cool things for our youth to do. At this festival was the agency that we are waiting on to hear any news. The Adoption Specialist gave us (Us, and our friends that joined us) a nice warm welcome, and the first words out of her mouth were, "Tuesday, the staffing is Tuesday!" Ahhh... music to my ears, We have a date! Whether it turns out being good news or bad news, we can't wait to know! After waiting for this date for more than 3 weeks we can't believe it is finally here! SO, as I wait tomorrow at MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) I will be an unfocused, mind-racing, scatter brained Mother of a Pre-schooler hoping to add another Pre-schooler, and school aged child on to our beautiful list of two boys! But I couldn't think of a better way to stay busy the last few minutes we are waiting on this call!
Sunday, at Point Baptist Church, we had a great sermon on who the Author of Love is... and knowing I can love because He first loved me, just makes me say, WOW! I can love these children, whom I've never seen, never touched, never even saw a picture of... but we love them...because we have the ability to love because God first loved us.... Thank you Lord, for being able to experience this joyous feeling! It is a love you can't explain in words, and to think You feel this way about everyone! EVERYONE! You love them for who they are... You love the abusers that led these children to possibly be ours, so that they may know You one day! AMAZING!
It makes me want to dance! Hopefully, I will be rejoicing tomorrow knowing that we now have four beautiful native american children, 3 boys and a girl... just sounds perfect, but it won't be perfect unless it is in God's plan, and I understand that. So, if it isn't in God's will, than I will overcome my sadness with the simple thought of God has other plans for us, and these children! I am excited... I just can't wait!
Last night, I was already having trouble sleeping... I can't imagine what tonight will be like! I know Laura can agree with me when I say, You really start to dream about what you think your children will look like, or who they are, and what they're doing and if they are safe?! Mom's do stuff like this! It's hard to keep a level head!
Children are a blessing from God! and with us the fatherless will find compassion, and I hope we get the opportunity to love these children and lead them to knowing our God!
Mark 10:13-16: "People were bringing little children to Jesus to have Him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, He was indignant. He said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." And He took the children in His arms, put His hands on them and blessed them."