The truth as I know it:

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time & miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands. ~~~ Kristi Larson

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Rambling Rambler of a Post

hmmmm, lots and lots and LOTS of posts have been floating through my mind lately, but I'm just not ready to put them to the keyboard yet. I think they are still in the fine tuning stage and God is doing some crazy stuff with my head and heart right now, but I'm just not sure where He's takin' it, so I'm just waiting until He sort of points me in any direction at all. Seriously, God has me poised and jumpy, ready for something big... ready for the next stage, the next step.... but He's got me all jazzed up and I'm just sitting here like a long tailed cat in a room full of rockers, as Granma used to say. Seriously, I know He wants to do something with my Crazy Love experience. And since the obvious thing is out (adoption), what else can I do???? He's asking all sorts of things from me, but I'm spinning recklessly right now waiting on Him for several clarifications, so when I figure out what the next crazy thing in my life is going to be, you'll be the first to know. For right now, I'm just wearing my t-shirt every day, hoping Gwen will come up with a new one soon so I won't have to wear the same thing every day, and waiting and expecting Him to do something REALLY BIG!!!!!!

Next.... the other night I asked my husband what he would say if I BEGGED for just one more little girl, maybe one from Africa, so that Meg could have a sister. His reply? And I quote.... "Oh, you can beg!" :) So, that really does it, I have to get a little more creative on how to serve the orphans if Brian isn't going to let me bring another one home. Oh well, I knew it would end at some point, right, I'm just not cut out to be the Old Lady in the Shoe. hehehe I had this discussion with my friend, Gwen, today. What would you do if one of the orphans of the world knocked on your door and asked if they could come in and stay? Would you let them in? Anyway, I encouraged Gwen to make a post about the knock on the door and I hope she will do it so I can link you to it... until then, I'm saying no more. Just consider yourself warned though, because it's hard to ignore something Gwen tells you to do... God just spills out of that girl and I love how that looks!

Mike, the little dog, is not going to be a permanent Harrison after all. The little rascal just won't stay inside our fence. The family right across the street has agreed to adopt him. Iam thrilled to have him close so we can always see him and know that he is very loved. They have a three year old daughter who can't wait for Mike to sleep in her room with her. She's a true dog lover as she even loves our big boy, Vince. So, it's not the ending our kids were hoping for, but it's still a happy ending none-the-less.

Okay, finally, a prayer request. I don't know how much I am allowed to share, but someone I love alot, who also happens to be related to me, has a possible job opportunity about 10 minutes down the road from my house. This is something I have prayed for SPECIFICALLY and it would be JUST LIKE GOD to do something really crazy... and no, it's not my parents, though if this worked out, I might have a much better case for getting them here... but first things first. Can I just ask you to pray for some very clear and BIG things from God in this. Specifically, this would be an amazing thing for my kiddos. I would give anything for this family to be closer in proximity to my kiddos because of the amazing example and influence that they are. Ican't imagine the privilege my kids would have of growing up with these special people in their daily lives. And quite honestly, the job this person is seeking could use some of that Godliness too. Just pray with me that God will work big in this situation. It would just be an amazing answer to prayer.

Okay, for now, I'll shut up and let you read on to bigger and better things.... these are just some things that are floating around in my otherwise usual life!

James 4:17
"Remember, it is a sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it."


Lindsay said...

Isn't it funny how two people can hear the same comment, but draw different conclusions? Obviously I didn't hear your husbands tone of voice etc. but when you wrote he said 'you can beg,' to me it sounded more like he was giving you permission to ask about pursuing another adoption! Maybe you could look at the foster-to-adopt program in your state if another international adoption is out of the question?

Kristine said...

I don't see anything wrong with begging as long as it is for the right reason... :) There are a few children on my blog who are mine that I have begged for....and I don't regret one minute of begging...and I know my husband loves each one of them deeply. God places desires in our hearts for a reason....if it is HIS desire for you to adopt...your husband will come along. I know this from me.

Oatsvall Team said...

I will pray and so funny because I just ordered the design for the new shirt ...

And you know I am all about begging ... Scott wanted 1 ... hee hee and as number 5 & 6 come home I just laugh at how amazing God is ... and don't worry I will help keep you busy !!!

as Maggie would say "Luffa U"