Sunday, January 27, 2013

"Really?" oh "REALLY?????"

For some of you the title of this post says it all.   We have been going through a season of one thing after another that leave you saying, "Really?"

Last Monday the water pump started out on DH truck.  So he got it fixed Tue.   Then Friday morning he went to head to work and heard clunk clunk clunk.  He figured he got a cat.  No, the pulley wheel for the belts fell off under the hood.  Seems the bolt holding it on broke.   So he took mine to work.  That was one of those really?? moments.  

He had to take mine to a meeting yesterday in DFW.  He met us at church today.   When we left from Church about 4:00 today DH was in the lead.  I had to wait on kids to load up.  About a mile maybe 2 from where we church he was stopped turned around.  I saw a deer on the other side for the road.  Sure enough  he had been hit by a deer.  Yes, I said my truck got hit by a deer.   If he had hit the deer it wouldn't have been a big deal we have grill guards just for that. Oh no the deer hit passenger side just in front of the mirror took it off cracked the side window in the front then shattered the back passenger window and left a few more dents along the rest of the side.

He had  brought a trailer home to take his truck to town.  Guess he will get a cool ride in tomorrow and hope they can get his out of the shop same day.   That will just leave this one in the shop.   I don't get to drive it as much as I would like.  I could have drove it Friday, and again tomorrow.   Such is life.  No one was hurt, I am thankful!  We have enough trucks that no one is left without. 

Like I said it has been a season of what next, and really????  Lots of strange things like this.  Some more heartbreaking and sad but still just leaving you going "Really??? " and "What next??"  Much with the adoptions and new agency.   Some I can just look at know it is the enemy and laugh, some are harder to laugh at. 

Prayers please that as we walk this as faithful as possible and without falling into disobedience to God our season of strange, weired, sad and frustrating stuff will be coming to an end. 

Other news is Retreat planning is going great!  I am so excited about what is happening and all the ladies that are coming.  It is looking to be amazing and fun and exciting.   Please also pray for all the ladies and their families that are coming.  Also all of those that are working to put it on and their families need prayer as we prepare for great things.


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Done deal! Papers Signed....

It has been an interesting journey to adding this young lady to our family.   We first heard about her in Aug.  A visit was planned which didn't happen due to her case worker having a family emergency.   Then our new case worker didn't hit it off with us so we decided to switch agencies.  

We had a weekend with her and felt she was a good fit.  We hoped for a Thanksgiving visit, but didn't happen.  We had her the next weekend.  Then she came for an extended visit middle of the month. 

Mean while we were scrambling to jump through the hoops for the new agency.  They "thought" the homestudy would be done mid Dec.   The enemy had other plans.   It has drug out until today
Today we were blessed!   Three women all of whom I felt very comfortable with here.  Two CPS workers and our new agency worker.    Our new worker had to stop and pet the donkey before she even got to the house.  One of the CPS workers had to trek back up the hill with MN to see the new baby goats! 

They all wanted me to teach them to make cheese and yogurt and peanut butter!   I laughed and explained that most of my hard cheese the dogs wouldn't even go bury.   I can do soft cheese.  

So today a new chapter starts.   She did melt my heart.  Her case worker shared this: her case worker told me that she has told her over and over she has a huge hole in her heart because she doesn't have a forever family. Today her cw ask her how that hole was and she said it was very small. makes my heart soar!  Moments and words like that pay for the tears and heart aches that go with children.  Will she break my heart? Sure!   Name one child that has grown to adult hood without breaking their parents heart, and all parents of adult children will tell you that it doesn't stop there.   It is part of the price of parenthood.   Rewards are amazing moments that you carry through the tough times.   Or that carry you!

We still have more hoops to jump through that I would like covered in prayer.  We have applied for a waiver to homeschool.   It may take a week maybe longer.  In the morning she has to start public school.  I pray a hedge of protection around her in this.  I also pray for this waiver to come quickly.  Pray that as it becomes real everyone meshes into a real family.  It takes time and God's hand. 

For now I am breathing a sigh of relief. Breakthrough in this area is wonderful!  I continue to pray breakthrough in other areas that we need breakthrough in.   God knows each and every area that the enemy is attacking. 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Heart Of Motherhood Retreat

Starting to get excited about Retreat!  Come join us!  

Friday, January 4, 2013

Uploading Pictures?? and a Prayer Request

I had planned to do a blog post and share some pictures.   Seems Blogger isn't in the mood.  It won't let me upload.  I could share from another sight, or any of the other options, but not upload from my computer.  Anyone else having issues? 

One of the things I wanted to share was a prayer request.   Our guest is still here, still in the land of limbo.  We are moving slowly toward getting her placed.  Please pray for this land of limbo to be done soon.  It is very stressful on ME.   I did find a quote I really liked that fit where I am. 
I'm really wanting need some doors to open!   I have this list I keep bringing before Him as I pray.  In part I have peace, in part I am struggling with some issues.  I am doing a lot of faith walking.  I can either walk in faith or I can not walk.  I choose to walk by faith.   He knows the doors I want opened.  He knows the way I want them open, but I am willing to wait trusting that by waiting and not walking in disobedience the outcome will be what I want.   Prayers for continued peace in my spirit as I walk this long hallway out.  Prayers for our beautiful young lady to not be stressed in case she has to attend ps for a few weeks until we get the waver done to homeschool her.  Prayers that the waver comes through quickly supernaturally so ps doesn't even become an issue.  Prayers that our new agency will get everything in place quickly and smoothly.  Prayers for some heart issues that I choose to not share, but God knows.  

Thanks to each and everyone who prays.  I know God hears your prayers.  I know that through our pettitions we will have break through, that He is catching the tears that have fallen.  If you have some good scriptures to de stress please share.  I could use them.