Saturday, November 5, 2011

My heart is in Africa..

Today my heart is in Africa. As I listen to my kids play outside in the yard I can't help but long for our 2 kids from Africa to join them. I can't wait to wrap my arms around them and love on them. I can't wait to give them a hot meal and nice warm house to live in. Honestly, I can't wait to see which kids God has designed to be in our Forever Family.

There are just some days that it's all I think about. I just wish it was easier. Wish the funds were sitting in our account and we could bring them home faster. But, until God brings us all together, we will just wait. And continue to pray for our kids!

Thank you God for this longing that you have put in our heart!! We trust you will all of the provision and plans.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Joy in my kids..

(Picture of: My kids, and Gabby and my mom!)

So, last night was Halloween and I'm still beaming from the joy that my kids brought me.

Now, before you get all crazy on me, listen to what I am saying. We are not real crazy about Halloween, we don't do witches, devils and evil. BUT, we do let the kids participate and have fun.

Last night was the first night that we let the kids really trick or treat. We are always at church Fall Festivals, and then normally just go to a few Aunt's and close friends houses. This year after we hit the Aunt's houses we decided to let the kids go thru the neighborhood while we followed. You would have thought that we took them to Disney World. They were thrilled to death!!

If they thanked us once they thanked us a thousand times. I enjoyed watching the kids just be kids. The pure excitement and joy just melted my heart.

I remember those times as a child. Just being kids. Laughing. Playing.

I can't help but think about God, and His love for us. And how He delights in us. How we are His kids, and we, each and everyone of us, mean something to Him. He aren't all lumped together, just as my kids aren't. I love them individually and uniquely. And just as I delight in them being my children, God delights in us. I just love Him!!