Hebrews 10:23- "Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful."

Monday, April 23, 2012

I love this!!!
We finished our homestudy about 2 weeks ago, so we are just waiting on it to be completed and approved.....I continue to try and have patience with this and know it is all in God's hands, but I am so anxious and ready to meet her, or atleast see her picture. 
We will be very busy this summer with baseball.  Chase made Allstars!! He is so excited! He has been working so hard and doing so good this season, pitching, catching, and hitting.  I love watching the three of them play sports.  Since we have started this process a lot of things have become more apparent to me.  For instance orphans probably don't get to play sports on a team, they probably no nothing about organized sports, and even more they don't have parents cheering them on, with anything they do or accomplish.  I find myself thinking of these things often.  Last week while we were in Las Vegas for a nursing conference I walked around these beautiful hotels and watched Cirque de Soleil and ate WAY too much food and thought how the orphans have probably never even been in a crowd or seen many things outside the orphanage walls.  We ate at Maggiano's, Yummy, However, I felt SO guilty.  We had ordered more food than any of us could eat, how could we just throw it all away, so we packed it all up (there were 6 to go boxes packed full of food) and passed it out to the homeless.  As greatful as I am for my life and where we live and all that we have, I am constantly realizing how much we don't need and how the things we think are neccesary, really aren't.  These kids need nothing more than love, forever love and they deserve that.  I mean can you imagine growing up without your parents, without a family, without a home?  I can't and if I can help just one to have a forever family than that's one less orphan out there. 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

~For He has Risen, He has Risen indeed........
We had a great Spring Break, enjoying some time with my mom at her cabin in Blue Ridge.  It's so peaceful and relaxing there.  The kids loved playing in the hot tub and taking the dogs on walks.  We went to the movies to see "Mirror Mirror".  Cute movie, the theater was very interesting, only 2 theaters in the building and one man working the window, snack stand, and the actual movies themselves.  Oh and they did not take debit cards.......We came home Wednesday, Thursday night Chase started running a fever but seemed fine Friday.  Saturday we went to an Easter egg hunt with family and friends and on the way home Chase threw up ALL OVER the back of our NEW van........poor guy, he felt horrible.  Then today, on Easter, at church, he took a terrible fall and has banged up both knees, hip, and shoulders.  In fact I'm a little worried about his knees, they are both so swollen but look so different......not good I know. He was playing and walking on them fine earlier but since we got home tonight he has been in a good bit of pain.  Wait and see how he is tomorrow.....
     So today was Easter.  I had to work last night so I was unable to go to church with the family this morning.:-(  No Easter pics yet, I will be putting them back in their Easter outfits for a picture, of course.....We went to my Mom's this evening for dinner and another Easter egg hunt, I got rab'd (means they weren't busy and didn't need everyone schedued) so I didn't have to go back to work tonight, well not yet anyway, I'm on call.
     Nothing new on the adoption front as of now.  Still trying to plan our last home study meeting, we all 5 have to be here together.  Not so easy right now with Mike in school and the kids in sports and me working nights.  All in God's time.......

"6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:6-7