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!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

You have BLESSED me!!!

I want to personally thank all of you who are participating with me in my prayer project.  I get so excited to see my comments every day.  I really do pray for each of you who have requested prayer - on a DAILY basis.  I want you to know that I didn't just ask.... I'm actually doing it.

I say this is a blessing to me, because it really is.  I think it has brought me closer to God by praying for you.  I wasn't really looking for a personal benefit out of all of it, but wanted instead to turn my focus away from myself and onto the needs of others for a bit.  I'm learning though, that when you focus on others, God will bless you.

You've probably noticed my "red section" at the top of the blog.  This is for people who visit only occasionally... or maybe only ONCE.  I wantt them to know that I will pray for them as well.  It doesn't matter if you visit once and then never come back - leave a request... I'm happy to pray for it!  I just didn't want to miss those who only stop by occasionally and may not see my "Prayer Project" posts!  I want it available for everyone to see.... always!

Please don't forget to let me know when your prayers are answered.  That's the part I'm REALLY looking forward to... seeing how God works all of this out (for good, for those that love God, for those that are called according to His purpose).

On another note, I head back to the eye doctor tomorrow.  Hopefully he will be able to give me a prescription and I can start wearing a contact in my right eye.  A week of not being able to see out of my right eye has been difficult.  Hopefully that will all get better tomorrow.

In Christ!!!!!


Heather said...

Leaving a happy note, you know I wuv you!

Karen said...

I have a prayer request for you. My husband and I are adopting a sibling group of 4. Another sibling has just been born and they have asked if we would like to adopt her as well. I immediately said yes but my husband is not willing to add any more children to our family. If you would pray for us I would really appreciate it. I will also pray for the healing of your eye and you adoption as well. I started reading you blog a while back when we were looking into adopting from Krygyzstan.
Thank you, Karen