Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Getting Closer

Our homestudy is complete and our Lifebook sent in! Yay! We are that much closer to bringing our baby home. I am not sure i have ever been so excited to wait for something in my life!

Once our agency receives our homestudy along with our Lifebook we will be available for profiling birth mom's whose preferences are a match to us. We are hoping in the next week or so that will begin happening.

We also had our first big fundraiser and that went so well!  Brian was able to get a roof job and a bunch of guys to volunteer their time and energy to help us. It was such a blessing to us to be able to see the willingness of our friends to help us in such a way. The weather was perfect and Brian had just enough help. Thank you so much to all who helped!!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Little Things

My heart is dancing. I love the sweet little moments that God gives me where He reminds me once again that He not only loves me but He also delights in me! Lastnight was one of those sweet moments and it still warms my heart now as I am thinking about it.

Four years ago Brian and I were living in a rental house as we were house hunting for our own home. It was sunny, warm and yard sale season. Our neighbors a few houses down were having a yard sale so we went to check it out. I saw the cutest matching pack-n-play, swing & stroller set or at least I thought so. It was one of my favorite french patterns and I absolutely loved it! We however at the time didn't need any baby stuff so we didn't think too hard about it.  Of course now that we are in the process of our adoption baby things are on my mind a little more frequently. I had thought about this set everytime I thought about baby sets and how much I loved it.

A few days ago I mentioned it to Brian how I wish we could find something like that for our baby. I saw a set that looked very similar to it for sale so we went to look at it. It was the same exact set! We pulled up to the very same house where we went to the yard sale 4 years ago! She had put it up and just decided to pull it out to sell again. We were blown away.

I know it is a small thing but it was so sweet to me. God truely does delight in us and that is no small thing. Oh how I love Him!

For the Lord your God is living among you.
He is a mighty savior.
He will take DELIGHT in you with gladness.
With his love, he will calm all your fears.
 He will Rejoice over you with joyful songs.

                                                   Zephaniah 3:17