Friday, September 30, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Exciting news!

I’m super excited to announce… we are having a beautiful baby boy!  He is just over a year old.  He has chubby little cheeks, a beautiful smile, and bright eyes.  I wish I could share a picture… because he is just so darn cute… and because I’m super excited to show him off!  His caregiver says that he is active, social, and a little naughty!  Ha… He’ll fit in well!  He was born without a right hand… but, they say that he doesn’t let that hold him back.  Now, before you read any further… go back to the top and read the verse in the title picture.
 A fear of mine going into this was, how do you know?  How do you know that this is your child?  What if we accepted a referral for the wrong child.  Does this sound crazy?  I really need to stop worrying!  Throughout the adoption process, Isaiah 41:13 has been such a comfort to me.  When I started this blog, I decided to use it in the title.  I remember wondering why he said “right hand”.   Was there something significant about a right hand?  Do you think it is a coincidence that out of all of the verses, this is the one that I haven’t been able to get out of my head!  I think it’s a God thing!  :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Some things I’ve learned from my kids….

Mia taught me that I LOVE being a mommy!  I absolutely LOVE it!!!  Sawyer taught me that there is no limit to the love I have in my heart.  I remember being worried that I would never be able to love another child as much as I love Mia.  Sawyer quickly laid my fears to rest!  I have already learned some important lessons from our new baby … and we haven’t even met yet.  Baby #3 is teaching me that God loves all of my kids more than I can even imagine!  I KNOW this… so, why do I still struggle?  My heart aches because we have a baby out there somewhere and I have no control over what is happening with our child.  This part is REALLY hard for me!  I know that God is in control… but, I keep fighting for the steering wheel.   Our new baby is teaching me, every day, to trust God!  Even when it hurts, even when I don’t understand, and even when the waiting seems like it will never end… I need to trust God! 
Be STILL, and know that I am God.   Psalm 46:10