Monday, November 26, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
I am blessed. The family I married into is wonderful. I hear some people talk about their inlaws as if they were outlaws. I hear friends talking about their mothers-in-law, how they are never happy with them, etc etc. I hear horror stories of how some of my friends just cannot get along with their inlaws. Well, not me. I have to say that I am truly blessed by Jeff's family! His mom is one of the biggest spiritual influences in my life. She is a Godly woman, and I respect her and admire her so much. Jeff's dad was amazing. I find myself thinking about him a lot lately, as we anticipate the adoption of another child. Wayne was so excited when Bryan was born, and I know he loved him deeply. I miss Wayne. Jeff's sister, Lisa, and her husband Jim are blessings too, along with their two kids, Aaron and Breanna. There is never a dull moment when all of us are together!
We have a long tradition of a rummy tournament in this family. Whenever we are together we play rummy, complete with goofy made-up names. We are playing for the ultimate prize... the chance to get to take home the mouse trophy. It's a gawdy, gnarly-looking mouse figurine that we have passed back and forth for 5 years now (at least). This year, Bryan brought home the trophy- his first ever! (way to go, B)
Monday, November 19, 2007
I have spent a great deal of time these past few weeks telling God just how thankful I am for things... from the big things to the smallest details. After all, it's all from Him, so that's where my thanks is due. What I have come to realize in listening to Him is that He really loves giving me things to be thankful for! That amazes me. The Creator of ALL really thinks I am something special, so much so that He wants to bless my socks off. And He does. Bless my socks off, that is.
I could go on and on and on. What about you? What are you thankful for? And more importantly, have you told God how thankful you are? Celebrate this Thanksgiving by telling Him how thankful you are, then listen carefully to hear just how much He loves blessing you too...
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Now that we have begun the adoption process, I have another person to start loving . I have been praying for this little girl who will be ours one day. I pray specifically for her birth mother, to be safe and healthy while she is carrying this child. I pray that God will place people all around them to show them Grace and Love. I pray she is with us soon.