Monday, June 25, 2012

Guess What We Are Wating For....


Yep! We have finished working on the contract and it has been signed... well half way. Considering that the 4 people involved in this journey live in two states it would be hard for us all to sign the contract at the same time. Therefore one party has completed the big signing stage, and we are anxiously awaiting our turn! After that....


The ball is ROLLING! More than rolling, the ball will be soaring through the air!

Are you all ready for this? See, because here is the deal... all of this is gonna be crazy emotional for me, and even more so for Esther. We have no idea how smooth or bumpy the next few steps are going to be. We have no idea what God has planned. One thing is for sure though, He is in this and I am trusting him 100%, which we all know is not easy all the time.

When God laid surrogacy on my heart, I had no idea how much He would stretch me through the process. I am learning a lot about myself, my relationships with people, my dependance on Jesus... so many things.

When you feel like God has spoken to you or laid something on your heart,  I am telling you... go for it! It is an amazing feeling and an even more amazing journey!

Don't worry, I will keep you posted on what is coming up next!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

God Laughs While We Play Scrabble

Please just take a look at what I had to work with the other night while playing Scrabble with my Hubster. This was my rack 3 turns in a row....

One vowel....

 Replace second V with a G....

Replace G with X....

Are you serious?

(insert God laughing here)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Little Things

Lula Mae loves drawing and writing. Her favorite thing to do these days is make cards and messages for people. After a tough day, nothing melts my heart like finding this on my nightstand.

And when I flip it over and see this.... blows my mind. Number one, it blows my mind how smart my 4 year old is to write so many things all on her own.... number two, it blows my mind how unconditionally loved I am by her. She sees the good in me, even when I can't. She loves me unconditionally, even though I don't show her that same unconditional love. She loves the Lord and I see that in the little things like this. I am honored to get to call her my daughter. The little things like this help make up for all that bad moments of the day for sure!  

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

For My Next Birthday

I have a secret. I joined pintrest. *hangs head in shame* I swore I never would. Really, I don't need any other distractions from Christ... I HAVE ENOUGH! Don't we all? I made the decision to not join pintrest for the simple fact that I don't want to be addicted to it like everyone seemed to be. Why did I cave? Because I wanted some decorating ideas for the play room. I am very careful not to spend much time on it. I don't get on it unless I am looking for something particular and I don't allow myself to be on for more than half an hour at a time. I may get on 3 or 4 times a month tops so I am ok with being a part of the newest internet craze. I don't mind deleting my account if I ever feel like it is becoming a distraction for me. It really is a neat site though and I have gotten lots of organizing tips and design ideas! I still hold tight to the fact that I never EVER want to own a "smart phone".... not gonna happen! Anyhoo, while looking for something on pintrest I came across this post on a lady's blog about what she did on her 35th birthday. Well, for my 26th birthday I will be doing this as well! She did 35 random acts of kindness! How neat! I will have to adjust my list a little bit to fit my kids ages better, but it is going to be fun! When I saw it I was so excited to start thinking of the little things I can do to spread the love of Christ! So I must say, I am impressed with my pintrest experience so far ;-)


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