Tuesday, November 17, 2009

This was a good idea!!

Last week hubby said to me "This was a good idea!" I wasn't quite sure what idea he was talking about but I soon figured it out as he was played patty cake with Anna. The IDEA- it was God's idea and it was a really really good one. Hubby was referring to our girls from China. 

It was an idea that he planted in our heads in 2006. We may have toyed with the idea before that but in the summer of 2006 God gave us the courage to step out of our comfort zone. It was really a whole new world for us. We did not understand the process, the timing, the needs or his plan. 

With each step we take we still don't know our future or our plan but our comfort and guidance comes from him, the words are written in his book. They are there for all to see. Over and over again he asks us to trust him. 

I am so grateful to God for allowing us to take this journey- the journey of adoption. I wish that more people would take this journey. I pray that others will trust him and go for it. We are getting so much more than we are giving!

The joy that we get from "Life with our children" is insurmountable! Sometimes I feel like my heart is going to burst! When I feel like that all I can say is "Thank You Jesus"!

I love the bond that has taken place between siblings. Not just these two but all of the siblings! I am a big family kind of person. This was a dream of mine as a child. I never thought that God had the same dream for me. I am grateful that he did and I am thankful that hubby is flexible with his dreams! 

This was a good idea! I loved hearing those words! To know that hubby was as happy as I was felt so good!

There are challenges, everyday there are challenges. We need to walk close to our Lord so he can guide us through. We make mistakes. We keep on trying.

Now doesn't this look like fun! Such joy from such simple things!

Look at that smile! (the hairdo too- she did it herself!)

This was a very good idea!


Jill said...

I am loving that third to last picture! Look like something out of a magazine!

Chris said...

Great post! A time of joy! The picture of Sarah putting on her sister's shoes is so cute. I can't wait to see the four little ones together.

Sally- That Girl! said...

Don't you just love our hubbies??? There is nothing sweeter than seeing our spouses on the same page with us when it comes to adoptions and our kiddos!!! We are very lucky women who need to give God all the glory for giving us these incredible children and husbands!!!!!

Lori said...

Such a sweet post!! Yeah, I'd say it was a VERY good idea!!

And I LOVE Sarah's hairdo!! The girl's got talent!

David and Sarah said...

A VERY good idea! Just beautiful.

Gayle said...

How sweet, Jean! It was a good idea--it still is a good idea, isn't it??

The computer which has my email addresses is gone--would you send me a quick email so I can have you back??

We are heading to the Cities next week--maybe we could have lunch or something...let me know if you are around!