Prayer for my Baby

Heavenly Father- Today is the day, you have made, I will rejoice and be glad in it!!  Today is the day, you have chosen for my baby to join the world!  And even though we will meet this baby for the first time, you already know the number of hairs on his head today andContinue reading “Prayer for my Baby”

Where to start…

I didn’t blog at all last week.  A family member reminded me of that last night – and I did have a goal of blogging at least 3 times a week right?  So, here I am sitting down, deciding where to start…  I have about 3-4 blogs rolling around in my head – great ideas thatContinue reading “Where to start…”

Praying for Others

Recently, an acquaintance spoke of praying for others.  The gist of the comment was that she no longer believe God hears her when she prays for herself, but that He hears when she prays for others.  My response was this: And this is precisely why we all pray for others. Sometimes when we are removedContinue reading “Praying for Others”

New Goals for Fall

A lot is changing in my life right now.  We’ve moved to a whole new place, we have a new baby coming, I’m currently a stay-at-home mom again, and God is knitting our family together in ways  that I’m watching in awe and disbelief and wonder.  And, it’s beginning to look a lot like FallContinue reading “New Goals for Fall”

Hearing and Receiving

I’ve been praying a lot lately.  I feel like it’s been a one-way conversation with God.  I’ve been talking.  I’ve been trying to listen, but I’ve not been able to hear anything. On Sunday, the thought came into my brain.  I’ve been hearing, I’ve just not been receiving. It’s sort of like this with compliments. Continue reading “Hearing and Receiving”

Adoption Story… part 6

Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5 The road to finalizing the adoption was longer than we anticipated.  In all reality, it wasn’t that long.  After Blue had been with us about 3 months it was time to move forward.  From the point that the workers began to move toward adoption (asContinue reading “Adoption Story… part 6”

Adoption Story… part 5

Part1  Part 2  Part3  Part 4 It was time – time to tell Blue about “our plans.”  Racer and I were nervous.  We didn’t know what she’d say.  We didn’t know if she’d want to be a part of our family.  We didn’t know how she’d respond.  The morning started out with a meeting ofContinue reading “Adoption Story… part 5”

Adoption Story… part 4

Part 1  Part 2  Part  3 Now that Racer and I knew what God wanted us to do, we had to figure out how to go about it.  First, we called the Fosters.  They were shocked – “How can we adopt Blue” was certainly not a phone call they expected, especially from us.  That phoneContinue reading “Adoption Story… part 4”

Adoption Story… Part 3

Part 1     Part 2 At some point after Blue arrived at our church and began to grow on me, there was a small fleeting voice that said “Maybe Blue is the one.”  I entertained the thought for a moment, but never said anything to Racer.  The thought came again, a few months later, but againContinue reading “Adoption Story… Part 3”