1. Ultimately....GOD....You are in control. This week we finally saw an end to the strike in Honduras. In our human mind we cannot grasp how things like this can happen. Sorry, let me step back and let some of you that might not have heard. Their children's program in Honduras had been on strike since Oct. 2. As of Oct. 19, the strike ended. What this strike did to the orphans...I can't even allow my heart to go there. That my daughter could have been greatly affected by this just overwhelms me!! My heart just aches to think too much on this!
A song that really has brought me comfort on this is by Meredith Andrews. check out the YouTube video for the words to this song. Hopefully it will touch your heart as much as it has touched mine. The reminder that God is Constant, God is Good, God is Sovereign...Not for a moment will God forsake me or my daughter!!
When they say that adoption is not for the faint of heart, they aren't kidding!
2. Challenged by the fact that I haven't been as faithful in keeping this blog updated like I originally want to be. I think that it is a matter of avoidance. Not that I don't want to but I think that the reality is that the longer the time goes by that we have nothing to update, what to I say. And if I do start thinking about it too much it can get discouraging. But thanks to a friend mentioning (thanks Kim) that she checks our blog for updates (there have been many others that have mentioned this but it hit home yesterday). Almost every I check blogs that I follow (adoption related and non adoption) and look forward to seeing if there is anything new. Obviously there are those of you that are doing that to ours. The challenge is that i do want to document our thoughts about our journey to encourage others as well as for our daughter so that she can see our hearts during our time of wait! I am going to try to be better!
3. Challenged by God's word. I try to follow Proverbs 31 ministry email devotions every morning. This morning the scripture that was shared was
"As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:9 (NIV)
Does anyone else see a theme....God is there and at work...in me... Growing me. Yesterday I was able to be able to spend some time with a friend who just had twins a week ago. What a blessing to be able to do that. With a little one in tow, this would not have been an easy thing to do. I have had some health challenges that I have had to face over the last month. Again with a little one in tow, could have handled it but would have been much more challenging. My prayer...Andy's & my prayer from the beginning is that God would be seen through our journey. If I knew that we would face the challenges that we have (nothing compared to some journey's) would I have had the same prayer? ABSOLUTELY! I have found myself clinging to God for His strength! LORD, carry us through this journey! Join us with our little one soon and wrap your loving arms around her helping her to know that she is loved!