Friday, January 18, 2008

Seasons Change

At times it dawns on us that our lives are about to really change ... again! Someone asked the other day how many kids we have .... I had to stop and think. It seems just like yesterday I was grasping the number turned from 3 to 4! .... now Naomi was been with us for three years. Yeah, maybe I'm a little slow to catch on. :) As busy as life gets .... sometimes we get caught up in survival mode, instead of being intentional. While I am ready like yesterday!, to get that call of news of our new little one ...... I most certainly don't want to miss out on TODAY and what all God is doing right NOW. I cannot imagine walking through this journey with anyone but my David. He is strong and steady, yet gentle and compassionate. I am so incredibly blessed. We're moving into yet another season of our lives. Our boys are growing up, both in height, age and maturity. What a joy it is to watch them grow and stand on their own convictions about things they believe strongly in. They each are so unique. Now soon we'll have both a babe AND a toddler/pre-schooler on our hands! Let the fun begin!

Some years back, a friend gave me a little glass stone that has the the verse of 2 Corinthians 5:7 inside. "For we walk by faith, not by sight." That has been so true of our lives. I have always kept it on my keyboard. It reminds me often that while I may not know the details of where we're going ..... God does!! I have to walk by faith knowing HE has everything in His control. It's my job to trust Him and obey what He's told me to do ..... and I must leave the rest up to Him.

We appreciate all of you fellow adoptive families that have shared your journeys with us. It's been such a tremendous blessing to have your encouragement and support. May you find comfort today in knowing God IS in control and He has a wonderful plan for your lives.


the albertsons said...

Amen Shelly!
Thanks for the encouraging message.
with love... hang in there!

The Breedlove family said...

This really is an amazing trip, isn't it? I too have to remind myself to appreciate life in the here and now...but truth be told...the last couple of days I can't help but imagine and dream about life 3 weeks from now :)YEA!!!!

I will be so happy for you that day you get that call...but I am also glad that you have wonderful kids and a supportive husband too...while you wait for your new babe!:) That made a big difference for me too.


Farmboy and Buttercup said...

Hi! We are right there with you, at 15 weeks. Ugh!!! You are so right, it is all a walk by faith. Love reading these blogs of those who understand. It is so encouraging.

Take care,