I have a short meeting with my Adoption Specialist on Monday, I'm taking in the bags I made for the birthmothers, and I have the OK from my pastor to ask for donations from the congregation, either a few dollars or actual items, I'm going to make a list of donateable items and have it printed in the bulletin.
I think I'm going to ask her to pray with me too, we haven't really had the opportunity to do that since we had our homestudy, and it was really helpful.
I've been busy entertaining a pal from high school this week, and it's been nice to do something different than the usual stuff, I really didn't think about the waiting this week, it felt good to sort of leave it in the background. I'm going to try to keep it there while I do my usual stuff this week, and just try to focus on eating well, going to the gym and making my hubby happy(u know...in the bedroom) :D.
Blessings to all of you in blogland!
Thank you for Shanna, who reminds me of the person I used to be, how far I've grown from my old self, and yet how the same I am. Thank you for a husband who will patiently put up with giggly girls and not complain when his (the only) bathroom is full of girl stuff. Thank you for this week of not focusing so hard on what I am without, and being grateful for the friends and the life that I have. Help me to focus on the moment I am in, and to look forward without stress to the comming of my child.
I pray for Bri, I am so thankful for the courage she and her husband had to confront an uncomfortable situation. You and you alone know the woman who will give them a child, and when the "right" situation is upon them, they will feel that it is from you. Help all of us, the waiting bloggers, to faithfully seek your will.
Thank you for finding Annie and Art a child, I pray that you will be their comfort, their rock and their protection when they finds themselves in uncharted waters,as they make a temporary home to start their family, give them comfort and peace that all will be well. And please minister to this brave woman who is doing such a brave thing for her child.
And Lord, as we wade through these economic floodwaters, be with Rebekah and Ben as they deal with financial fear. Lord you are stronger and more mighty than the dollar, you are greater than money. You can bridge these overflowing banks and help them across.
And if you could place the hand of comfort on Milo and Jamie and her husband, help them get through this colic. I know they are happy to be earning their "Successfully Battled Collic" badge, but it can be exausting work. Comfort them, bless the sleep they do get with a special rest that will get them through their days.
May your grace shine upon us, and our time of waiting be productive in your sight.