Never say Never

DSC_0033When we started the adoption process we knew it was not going to be easy, crap being preggo and pushing a baby out of your V aint no walk in the park. It’s so worth it!! God’s ways are always higher than our own. We have always had a desire to adopt but to actually start the process has been so amazing. We just knew either our Daughter would come from a mom on facebook or we would go through an agency to get her that way! But what did I say earlier?? God’s ways are higher than our ways!

NEVER SAY NEVER!!

So when I posted about adopting alot of chicks posted and messaged me about fostering to adopt. I was like heck no, we would never want to do that! You want to read my list of excuses?

  1. I wouldn’t want to get attached
  2. I wouldn’t want a kid that has been abused to cause disfunction to our normal home
  3. I wouldn’t want the instability in my home of the kids in and out

Well there you have it there is 3 of my excuses that I have or fears that i have carried. Then a lightbulb went off in my head! God has been preparing us for the last like couple years for what He had for us! How has he done that? Let me give you  a list of ways God has PREPARED US and see if you think this is s0 freaking obvious that this is in our fate.

  1. My sister came and stayed with us for a couple weeks with her 2 babies, I loved them like they were my own…. and they went home….
  2. This chick came and lived with us for 6 weeks in her heroin addiction recovery, she had def walk through abuse and disfunction but God used our family to bring her much healing… and then she went home….
  3. Then Tanna and Ellie Jane came to stay with us, I had already loved them both as my own but having them in my home I loved them in even deeper ways…. YOU GUESSED IT…. THEY WENT HOME…….
  4. The latest sign that we got when we had a day to decide if we would take 2 precious little boys into our home for a week and love them like they were our own…. we did for sure…. THEY GO HOME TODAY…..

We had to provide them food, shelter and most of all we showed them Jesus. I have learned in these stories I can only obey what God asked me to do and plant seeds in these peoples life but I can’t control the outcome! Sound familiar, I feel like we have already had crash course on what fostering is like and so have are boys. Am I scared they will get attached, yes but what makes me less afraid is, how much love they will show a broken little girl an forever change her life.

If you haven’t figured it out by now, WE ARE GOING TO OUR FIRST FOSTER TO ADOPT MEETING SATURDAY!!

TO OUR DAUGHTER, MOMMA AND DADDY ARE COMING FOR YOU

 

I got to SEE Jesus

 

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BLONDE GIRL IN THE MIDDLE UNDER THE WORDS ” I SHALL LIVE”

We all watched a dear friend of ours get the “diagnosis” of Cancer a week ago today. Lauren Kuehn, this girl is Jesus with skin on. I don’t say that lightly or about many people but I can say that boldly about her! What are things that get her this title you ask!!?? Well let me share just a couple with you!!

LOVE-Love, she loves her husband with all her soul, love is what allows her to meet the need of her four beautiful children that age from 9 months- 6 years old before her needs are met, Love is what leads her to lift the needs of others in prayer before she would pray for herself.

PEACE- Peace is what you experience when your around lauren, She has such a peace with God in all circumstances. This girl has never wavered in the midst of different storms she has been in the whole time I have know her because she knows that God is in control and that He is always a faithful father! This kind of Peace rubs off on you when you are around her!

Few other little qualities she carries, JOY,PATIENCE,KINDNESS,GOODNESS,FAITHFULNESS,GENTLENESS,SELF-CONTROL,COURAGE,FRIENDSHIP,DEPENDABLE,CONTENTMENT,ENCOURAGEMENT,WISDOM,,DETERMINATION,DEVOTION AND BEAUTIFUL!

THIS IS ONLY THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG ON EXPLAINING TO YOU WHO THIS WOMEN IS!!

This week as I look into her two younger boys eyes, tear have ran down my face because I see Jesus, I see the love that a momma has poured into her kids. I feel a peace and calming that a mom has instilled into her children. Its not the big moments in life that we see Jesus face to face it in the ordinary moments of obedience that Jesus show up and changes your life forever! This has been one of those weeks for me!!  God has our friend Lauren in His hands and Jesus Christ is Healing her body in Jesus name!

Proverbs 31:28 Her children arise and call her blessed…..