I am the daughter of a king, wife of the most incredible man, mother of an amazing boy born from my belly and mother of two beautiful girls and one handsom boy born in my heart. I am an African loving, adoption advocating, orphan loving, holy spirit filled, Irish football crazed, Jesus loving girl on a mission to provide a family that is a living example of what God's love looks like. Undefined by size, color or nationality bringing glory to him one adoption at a time.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Well I apologize that is has been a week since I posted anything, life just seems to be so crazy this week! The garage sale was a HUGE success, we were outside for two days straight selling stuff like crazy! We sold about 3/4 of the items donated and we were stunned with such successful results! Many many many thank yous to everyone that dontated their items for our fundraiser, you cannot possibly know how much we appreciate it. The selfless donations were truely inspiring, we had strangers hearing about our garage sale donating items to us! Now we are amidst the boxing up for the rest to be donated to those in our local community in need, which is the best of all. We had a wonderful opportunity this week to meet with some people visiting from the local governments of Uganda. I was especially excited to spend time with two of the women shopping and going to dinner. We were awestruck with their experiences in Uganda and so excited to hear about their lives. It sometimes blindsides me how differently our worlds can be and, at times, how unfair life can be for some people. They have experiences from war that I could never ever imagine going through. We really feel like we met two of the nicest and genuine people in all the world and are honored to called them our new friends. We are hopeful to be able to see them in Uganda when we travel and I personally request prayers for their safe travels back home at the end of the month. We had our 2nd meeting for our homestudy, we are studying and reading as much as we can right now to get in all the requirements! Next week with be our final visitation and then it's just the paperwork, the remaining class, books, and it's ready to complete! After that we apply to the United States Homeland Security! I feel like we're getting close! Everyday we become more and more anxious for Abigail to come home. I pray deeply for patience as sometimes I feel quite tested in this area :) I have so graciously learned that at times it's a helpless feeling and yet at times the volnerability is what we build our strength in Jesus Christ from. We have told Abigail's story to SO many people at the garage sale who were excited to hear about her. Perfect strangers were telling us they would pray for us and were facinated about our journey. We were just honored to be able to share all we had to offer about our faith and Abigail. I know the day that she comes home this community will be so filled with love for her, it warms my soul to think about it. So as we continue, we would appreciate any prayers you would have for our Abigail, her family in Uganda and for our patience as we prevail through this process. We are so blessed with such wonderful family, friends and even new friends and I am truely quieted by all of your neverending love for us. All of your countless prayers are priceless to us and you surely will be blessed for your steadfastness. Psalm 37:7-9 Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes. Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper—it only leads to harm. For the wicked will be destroyed, but those who trust in the Lord will possess the land. (NLT)

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