Friday, July 29

bad, bad blogger

that's what i've been.

and i haven't got much of an excuse… here are some things i will tell you though.

we've been swimming a lot and nap time, which is often blog time for me, has either turned into laying in the sun with monitors by my side or curling up on the couch and letting the hum of our window unit AC bring me to the point of almost asleep. why wasn't i blessed with napping gene? brody isn't really blessed with that either right now.

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our adoption courses have started and we are blown away by God's timing and plan.

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i keep feeling that the Lord has us just where He wants us. we are in place we have never been before. we have always trusted the Lord but i don't know if i ever had to trust Him on this level. we have never taken such a leap of faith, and leap of uncertainty, if you will. He has us here, in total dependence on Him, we need to fully rely on His plan… not our own. we're just where He wants us indeed.

18 comments:

  1. amen! praise god, from whom all blessings flow!
    thrilled for y'all, to have such encouragment in your courses. xo

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  2. this gave me goosebumps.
    i know that feeling.
    the one of being right in His grip.
    you are blessed friend!

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  3. I know what you mean...I know a few woman like that. I love your honesty :) And I love that He knows just what we need and when we need it! So glad His ways are not our ways- they are SO much better!!

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  4. What lovely pictures! Those expressions are priceless :)

    Friends like that are amazing, inspiring, and so much fun! People that are filled with God and full of life are the most mesmerizing kind!

    P.S. Thanks for answering my question about felt!

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  5. keep on trusting. he will guide your path.
    eeek i am so excited for you and your family.
    sending you hugs. xo

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  6. isn't just amazing when you are in a place of TOTAL dependence on God? It's an incredible place to be. We are kind of in the same place right now, nothing more we can do about adopting baby J but pray for the right decisions to be made and wait. Wait on God's timing. Praying for your family throughout this whole process. Love it!

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  7. Praying for that sweet woman you encountered.
    There is a blog called Mama of 10 and her husband told her after she gave birth to a boy, her 9th child, "And everything is as it should be...". God always has a plan and knows what we need and what we can handle.

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  8. The Lord put that family in that place, at that time, with you - and He did it FOR YOU! We serve an incredible God, don't we?

    Have an awesome weekend, Danielle!

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  9. so exciting to see what God does with yall in HIS timing....so excited. you guys are and will be so blessed. :) thanks for sharing your heart, I am al.ways touched by you!!

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  10. Wow...your friend's words are amazing! And so are yours! So excited to continue reading as God takes you on this journey through adoption.

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  11. Wow, that is precious. I remember my husband saying something simliar to me on the middle of our heartache through infertility and while we were waiting for the call for our domestic adoption. He said that if it was just us for the rest of our lives, he would be happy because I am his family. Makes me tear up still!

    I am so excited as you start this journey. Praying for you!!

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  12. thank you so much for those words, danielle! in relating the lessons you're learning, i'm learning them, too!! i'm praying for you through this process.

    God is SOOOO good!!

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  13. Loved this post. Love how you shared about the couple you met through your coursework; that quote brought tears to my eyes.

    And, I am excited to walk through this adoption journey at the same time as you too! :) Thanks for sharing what you are learning through it.

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  14. You inspired me to make a wreath! I love your so much :) http://gogreeno.blogspot.com/2011/07/craft-time.html

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  15. it is so wonderful to have people in your life that truly bring you nearer to God! What an incredible praise to have this couple in your adoption class!

    p.s. I was not gifted with the ability to nap either...I often wonder how a mother survives on so little sleep and still not be able to nap?!

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  16. God has a plan...keep the faith! I am an adoptive mom...took us 9 months from being homestudy ready to being matched and 72 days later for our son to be born. Check out our blog at www.wearenow3.blogspot.com and our jounrey to adoption at www.cocobeanie.blogspot.com Our son just turned 4...best thing that every happened to us!!! Best of luck!!!

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