Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Need A Blog Makeover???

I wanted to share with you a lady that did a blog makeover for one of my other blogs. I spent many hours trying to add special features without any luck. You can go to saving4aseason to see her artwork. She's an adoptive mom and does an amazing job of corresponding with you and making your blog all your own. I wish I had found her when I was trying to muddle through adding special things to this blog. Go HERE to check her out! Her prices are the most reasonable that I found and part of her blog makeover fee goes to a charity or orphan fund.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Kaz Needs Our Prayers

Anyone who has followed my blog knows that my "baby" sister and her family have been missionaries in Kazakhstan for the past 8 years. They received news yesterday that the Kazakhstan government has made a new law that will only allow foreigners who are there on business to stay in the country a total of 120 days a year. They will be coming back to the U.S. in June and their mission agency will no longer be able to have a permanent group of people in Kaz sharing Jesus. I don't believe that this affects the adoption community at all but it sure affects the people of Kazakhstan. Please be in prayer for these people that they will have leaders rise up that will continue to teach this generation of Kazakhstan children about Jesus.

Brent and Beth don't feel that God has called them off the foreign mission field so please be in prayer for them as he guides them to their next assignment.

Friday, February 19, 2010

6 Months

I never thought I would add any more posts but this past week our adoption journey has been on my mind alot. I have had many moments in the past months where I think of Galina and Tanya and wonder if they have had regrets about refusing our family. I hurt for them as I know that they walked away from a life full of love and support. My love for Galina still takes up a piece of my heart. I know that we would have been able to love and embrace Tanya as our own also.

I was listening to the radio yesterday and the announcer was talking about God adopting us into his family and I had an AHHA moment. Isn't our adoption experience a good representation of what happens with many of us with God? He loves us and works behind the scenes for years to bring us into his family. He invests his time, energy, love and resources into us. We finally come to a moment when we know he is wooing us and asking us to join his family. We have the same opportunity to join him. Are we going to let fear and what others have told us take away this amazing opportunity? Are we going to trust him and allow this life changing event?

I continue to have a dream that God has placed in my heart for orphans. I don't know what to do with it at this point. I am trying to be patient and know that God has used all of this to prepare our family for a bigger plan up ahead. I look forward to what he has in store for us. We are in a quiet place now listening and waiting.