choosing to rest

The past few months have been AMAZING. Full of everything that pertains to LIFE, GODLINESS, and ADOPTION.  ::wink::

The past couple weeks have been rather emotional, mostly for me. LIFE has been packed full of so much emotion! Excitement, tears, sorrow, tears, sadness, joy, tears, blessings, the ugly & the outright beautiful, and did I fail to mention tears?!

I knew this journey of adoption would bring all forms of emotion, and of course life continues as well,  but, I can honestly say I was unprepared for the tears and the attachment I would feel for a little one, I’ve never even met yet, so soon.

I apologize to those of you, who have experienced the opening of the flood gates in my presence, as we’ve talked back and forth. My eyes have been opened to pain, I’ve been stirred to be His hands and feet more often then I’ve ever been, and I’m learning more every day what genuine love and commitment {God’s love} can do to any person, willing to “let go, and let God.”

My husband and I are learning also in a more deeper way that God equips those who are willing. So when certain special needs come to our mind, we are more willing, our hearts are more settled. God will give the strength & finances we will need, for whatever He allows in our lives, and most importantly hearts that are learning to hurt for what breaks His. A learning experience that I consider a blessing to experience. The deep, deep love of Jesus, played out in action.

June 6th 2014 – We drove 2 hours to complete our last home study visit, and received verbal approval!



We finished up the last of our “homework” for the study on the road. And realized our social worker didn’t really need it, it was only for us to complete while we “fill time” during the wait. : ) Good study nonetheless!  I also realized we forgot to bring the camera for documentation sake. So, this post is filled with horrible cell phone quality photos. {I apologize!}




The day was gorgeously sunny, with fluffy clouds, and we were thrilled to finally be at this step to complete our home study visits. Now we wait for our completed home study to arrive in the mail for our review…should be a couple weeks or so.

 

The Munchkins were thrilled with excitement, and anticipation for another opportunity for a play date at Grandma & Grandpa’s. And we realized once again – we need to be on the lookout for a bigger vehicle. ; ) We fill every available seat in our mini van. : )

 



The hubs and I celebrated the completion of our last home study visit with a dinner date at our most beloved Chinese restaurant. We chuckle to ourselves that the Lord has a sense of humor… years ago we would visit this restaurant time and time again as teenagers, and married as well, Who would have thought?…. One day we would marry and eventually adopt from China! To this day we frequent this place maybe once a year, because of our distance.

The Chinese owners to this day, STILL remembered us! We were able to chat with one of the Chinese waitresses about our adoption. She shared with us of her past whereabouts and province in China. And it was absolutely lovely to hear her speak in Mandarin.

The last few days have been humanly speaking – overwhelming in many areas of life.

So TODAY, this Momma is choosing to rest, and count the minor trials in life as blessings – for they bring us ever so close to the throne of God’s love & grace. And for God’s word that reminds us to rely on the one who gives us REST & PEACE. And for scriptures, songs & hymns that stick in our minds, and are brought to our attention when we need them MOST.

Finances, adoption worries & waiting, worldly pressures thrown at us – BE GONE, SETTLE DOWN, GOD’S TOTALLY GOT IT!


 Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation;
He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.  Psalm 62:1-2
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.  Psalm 18:2

 

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