We truly are a family redefined. We are husband, wife, son, daughter, step children, biological and adopted children and most importantly, Children of God.

A friend pointed out that I needed to update my blog header. After our adoption from Ethiopia, I had updated it stating how the adoption of Sara Joy completed our family. Well... the journey continues. After much prayer, we have decided to follow what we feel is God's calling for us...we went to Ghana with the intention of adopting a four year old girl, Isabella Hope. Little did we know that she would be the catalyst to bringing home not only her, but her half brother and sister. We will now be adding not only Isabella Hope to our family, but also Mary Grace (9) and Gilbert (6) who we will transition to the name Nathaniel Timothy. The shock is wearing off and the JOY and EXCITEMENT are overwhelming. Now truly, our family is complete. The great part of journeying with God, is that it's always an adventure. He knows where we are going, and for us it is all a marvelous surprise. Looking forward to sharing our family adventures as we walk daily through life and as we venture off to Ghana to bring home Mary, Nate and Isabella! It's always an adventure redefining our family!



Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A new way to tell me how to pray

I'm a bit bummed.  I was hoping I would be OVERWHELMED with prayer requests.... I mean who does NOT need someone to pray for them.... about a specific situation, about an ongoing situation.  It doesn't matter... I WANT TO PRAY ABOUT IT.  I want to see how God is intervening in our lives and how prayers are answered.  So, I was talking to my friend Angie about it today... about my "prayer project" and I was telling her how I was disappointed in the response.  Only one person has allowed me to know their request and pray for them.

Then Angie told me that maybe people don't want to share their information as a comment.  Maybe I need to provide an e-mail where they can just tell me privately.  Good idea!!!  maybe that is the reason.  So, here is the e-mail: (click on the address below to e-mail me)

t_croach@sc.rr.com

Please e-mail me if you would rather not share your prayer requests in my comment section.  Seriously, I want to pray for you.  Please allow me to do it.

While I am at it, I will share a few of my requests that I am taking to God daily and that I'm hoping He will answer:

1.  Pray for healing of my eye.  I'm having a difficult time with it right now and need it to heal quickly.  I need to be able to see out of my right eye again.

2.  Pray for my family - that I be a good example to my children in terms of them seeing me taking my petitions to the Lord, serving God and serving others.

3.  Pray for our adoption process - that God keeps the doors to Ethiopia open so we can be referred our daughter and bring her home.

4.  Praise - My husband seems to be on board with "just one more adoption" after our process for Sara Joy is complete!!!!  Praise GOD for that one!

Please send me your prayers!  And please... send this blog to anyone you know who needs prayer.  I will pray for them, whether I know them or not.  All I ask is for how God answered, when He does (and I know He will!!!)

In Christ
Charity

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

I will pray for you...

I have one prayer request...that my husband comes to accept the pursuit of a 2nd adoption once our baby girl comes home. We both want more kids, but he is wanting to try for another bio child...I think with a little guidance, he will be open to a 2nd adoption someday.

Paula said...

You can pray for me... that our little twins will have their hearts healed from the trauma of losing their birth family and that we will all mesh together as a family.

p.s. I have an Anna and a Sarah in my family, too. :)

Jennifer said...

This week my boss told us that his son (30yo) is back in the hospital. He had open heart surgery 8 weeks ago due to a bad heart infection...well, I guess the infection reared its ugly head again and he may need another surgery tomorrow (emergency). Please pray for him and his family! He's not yet healed from the 1st surgery...and the 2nd so soon will be very tough on his body.