Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Seven days from right now, we will be on a plane, 9 hours in to our journey to the other side of the world.

Eight days from right now, we will be heading to the orphanage to meet our son!

I have moments where I am feeling well-prepared, on track with my to-do-lists. Yes, there are things to do, but it feels like it continues to come together more and more each day. I realize there will always be a list of things to do and some things on my list are not necessary. Though I must figure out what clothes I have to pack and what I might still need to buy! I seem to keep putting that one off and I am sure it should be considered a high priority!! ;))

Then I have moments where I wonder what I am thinking! I feel like I am missing something BIG, I am way too calm to be leaving the country for 15 days, leaving my 2 kids and bringing home a child who doesn't speak my language. I should be running around frantic about something, I feel.

Yet, I am not. And those above moments are fleeting.

Throughout the last few years, there have been times when God has given me complete peace when I could be really stressed. Or worried. God has allowed me to rest in Him, knowing that what is important, needed for my family will be done. He will provide, He will allow me to breathe, be the wife/mother I need to be if I trust in Him. Often in surrendering my "wants" or what I believe to be the path/plan to His will allows me freedom to enjoy it all so much more. I rest in Him, knowing full well the plans He has for me are so much more than I could ever imagine.

The Psalms 91

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High

shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD,

He is my refuge and my fortress:
my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler,

and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers,

and under his wings shalt thou trust:
his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night;

nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness;

nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side,

and ten thousand at thy right hand;
but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold

and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge,

even the Most High, thy habitation;
10 there shall no evil befall thee,

neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, Mt. 4.6 · Lk. 4.10

to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands,

lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Mt. 4.6 · Lk. 4.11
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder:

the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. Lk. 10.19
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him:

I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him:

I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him, and honor him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him,

and show him my salvation.

I thank God for the peace that surrounds me and the knowledge that He is my rock. I give Him praise that we will have another little soul to raise to know, to love and to serve Him.

Now for that, I am ready!


Kam said...

Amen to that sista! :D
Love reading all you had to say! Looking forward to watching you go and my heart bears witness to yours! God is good and His peace is precious! He is allowing us the blessing and privilege to raise these children in the admonition of the Lord! To influence them for Jesus and to snatch them out, to adopt them into our family! Just as He has done for His children! What a beautiful picture of the Gospel!
Much love~

rosemary said...

Thanks for sharing this Psalm of provision. I needed to hear this sweet reminder today!

Ellie said...

I love that psalm! My parents had us recite that very psalm every time we went on a road trip! Love it!!

Kelly said...

UPS says the box with art supplies will be there Friday so have your kids on the lookout. Here is my attitude about packing for 4 kids and myself (somehow my husband only has to pack for himself, but I guarantee he will still ask me where his toothbrush is...) ready.... repeat after me.... I CAN BUY ANYTHING WHERE I AM GOING- THEY HAVE STORES. Now, I'm not saying slack, because you're going to be there for awhile and you'd rather spend money on souvenirs,as well as what your son will need, but you are going to a city. Maybe you should blog your packing list and we can add to it. Just remember phillipians 4:13 (my personal mantra everyday)I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

Question - Do you think you can blog from there? I'm going to be checking, so even if you can't post pictures I want to read about your great adventure!

Jay and Chandra and Penny Regan said...

We'll happily follow your journey. I really hope that we can meet you someday in South Dakota, as that's where my family is from. Are you in Sioux Falls? That's where my parents live.

Mama Misty said...

Can I hear a WOOT WOOT!

Less than a week, and you'll see your latest little man :) God is good.

Praying for all to go smoothly.