Monday, March 17, 2008


There has been one thing the Lord has continued to ask of us throughout this process, and that has been to Trust Him. There have been many times that news would come to us that was not what we were hoping for, or even worse, news that made this process seem literally impossible. However, through it all, the only thing the Lord would remind us to do is to Trust Him! Today I was reading a short daily devotion and I had to share it, because so many of us are in the same boat here. These devotions are written as letters from Jesus.

Trust Me one day at a time. Trust keeps you close to Me, responsive to My will. Trust is not a natural response, especially for those who have been deeply wounded. My Spirit within you is your resident Tutor, helping you in this supernatural endeavor. Yield to His gentle touch; be sensitive to His prompting.

Exert your will to trust Me in all circumstances. Don't let your need to understand distract you from My Presence. I will equip you to get through this day victoriously, as you live in deep dependence on Me. Tomorrow is busy worrying about itself, so don't get tangled up in it's worry-webs. Trust Me one day at a time.

Psalm 84:12
O LORD of hosts,
Blessed is the man who trusts in You!

Matthew 6:34
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow,
for tomorrow will worry about its own things.
Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

I pray that today you Trust Him in all things!

Friday, March 14, 2008

MOI update.......

So, we just found out that we are on the last desk in MOI!!! During my stay in Haiti, I was able to sit in on a meeting that Gretchen had with the attorney and her words were...."Once you are on the third desk it's not long at all." Praise God!!! We are one desk closer to our kids being home!!!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I came home.....

Jeremy and I made the VERY tough decision for me to come home without the children. It was not easy and still hard at times to think about, but after lots of prayer and many tears shed we decided I was more needed here at home. I wasn't able to do much concerning our adoption other than check on the progress. It finally came down to Jeremy saying, "We need to give it to the Lord, completely. We need to trust Him and believe that He is working it out, and that we can do together, at home."

The kids were sad, but they did great. I think it helped all of us to know that it won't be long now. They really are coming home soon. We continue to pray that they will be out of MOI soon, due to the Embassy closing, but will trust the Lord's timing!

Ephesians 3:20-21 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Thank you to many of you who were so encouraging and praying for me. I felt your prayers and appreciated your encouraging words! I look forward to the day when I can tell you that my three Haitian beauties are coming home, but until then I will praise the Lord for He is good and His mercy endures forever! His faithfulness endures to all generations!

Lamentations 3:22-24 Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “ Therefore I hope in Him!”

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Needing the man God gave me.....

Since I was eleven years old I have loved this man. I know that seems silly, to think that at eleven you even know what love is, but I believe God placed inside of me a love for this man that would never fade with time. Instead, it has continued to grow stronger with each passing day. I am so thankful for the life we have together. It is a life so full, that I can really say, my cup is overflowing. Is it a life full of material things? No, it is a life of pure joy, love, peace, contentment, friendship, and I could go on and on.

I'll admit I'm high maintenance. Not so much in needing "things", but needing the man God gave me. Needing his arms around me, needing his voice to calm my fears, needing his strength, needing his leadership as the head of our home, needing his wisdom, needing his sense of humor to lift me up, needing his hand in mine, needing his love.....

I miss you more than what I can express with the 26 letters I'm limited to. I have grown accustomed to having you by my side and long for the day we are together again. You are my very best friend and I love you more than you'll ever know this side of heaven. Praying God moves mountains and brings us home to you. I rest in the knowledge that our family will be complete one day soon and we can grow old together watching our children become the men and women God created them to be. I love you!

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Still here.....

Well, as I'm sure you have figured out, I am still here. The last we heard was we were on the second of three desks in MOI. We are praying hard that we find out we are out next week!

Mark 10:27
But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.”

I miss the other half of my family so much! It is very hard when you want so badly to be there for everyone, but you find yourself only able to be there for some and without the help of the one God gave you. Does that make sense?

I know God has me here for a reason, so I press on and pray for strength each day!

Here's a picture of the girls and I.....