Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Would you like to know???

I bet those of you who are "blog stalkers" get really irritated with me. I get on here and give you exciting news and then POOF....I'm gone. Well, that's just the way I roll!

So, where did we leave off??? Ah...90% chance of getting "E" into the maternity home. Well, we moved her in last Friday. WOOHOO!!! I cannot even express to you how awesome this last week has been. Now, we have not been without incident, but "E" is settled now, getting the medical help she needs, and she is happy. There is another girl in the home with her and they get along great! I was told today that basically, they eat, sleep, and smoke. Unless they run out of food and then they have to run to the grocery store! "E" is so funny.

Back to the home...God has blessed us and "E" with far more than I could imagine. Again, He put certain people in my life, just at the right time, for His purposes.

Last Thursday, we had to go to the Hope Pregnancy Center for a pregnancy test. Now, if you saw "E", she is noticeably pregnant, but for insurance purposes, we had to have proof on paper. So, we go, and because the director goes to our church, I anticipated seeing her and maybe some others from church who volunteer there. Well, what I was not prepared for was to see our pastor's wife come out to speak with "E". REALLY??? My heart swelled at the thought, again, of how God was orchestrating this all. Lana did a wonderful job of ministering to "E". I was so grateful. Thank you, God!

In other news, we officially closed our home to DHS. It has become quite apparent that they had no intentions of using our home in the way they had said. Therefore, we no longer felt the need to allow them to intrude in our lives! That email was SO freeing!!! Plus, in case you didn't know, we are expecting to adopt a baby in AUGUST!!! WOOHOO!!!!

I would love to say something like "DHS was good to us." But, I cannot tell a lie! (Unless of course it involves missing chocolate and Pepsi and then, I didn't see ANYTHING!) I digress. What I CAN say about DHS is that God provided us, through DHS, 3 broken children and allowed us to be a small part of their healing. It was worth the cost. No doubts.

I have been doing a little bit of "nesting". I am making cloth diapers...not just ANY cloth diapers, but CUTE cloth diapers!! And like I have said, because I am a tad bit anal, there are also dresses being made to match, and a girl can't go out in matching dress and dipe without the shoes to go with!!! And that led to matching burp rags, and dipe changing pads and it just goes on and on.

Here is our last foster know the one who really wasn't "Emma"??? She is modeling for me! They look big, but remember, she was only about 7 lbs when I took this picture!

So, that's what I have been doing. That and spending quite a lot of time with "E". It feels like I have known her way longer than a week and a half. I cannot imagine not knowing her after she allows us to adopt her baby. She calls me each day to let me know she is okay and ask how I am doing. She has told me that she loves me. How humbling. Today she asked me what I was going to name "our" baby. I told her "Emma Claire" and she said, "aww, that's good...don't change your mind". Don't worry! The only thing that would change my mind would be if that baby came out with spare parts! And then, only maybe! :)

I would like for you to keep "E" in your prayers. And I will leave you with a few of the verses I have received in my Inbox this past week...just God telling me to stay the course....

"Live in harmony with each other. Don't be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don't think you know it all." Romans 12:16

"But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank." Jeremiah 17:7-8

"And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him." 1 John 5:14

"Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude." 1 Peter 3:8

"God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort." 2 Corinthians 1:3

"If one person falls, the other can reach out and help.
But someone who falls alone is in real trouble." Ecclesiastes 4:10


So...I post this blog and as I go to make sure it looks okay, I see on my sidebar that the verse of the day has this:

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10)



Hey Friends! said...

This post has been such a blessing to me today. Thank you for sharing your scriptures too, they are truly what I needed to hear/read.

Hey Friends! said...

Oh and I totally forgot to put I am praying and cheering for you guys! Can't wait to see God continue to work! :o)

Molly said...

YIPPEE! I have so many wonderful memories in that home. Girl, I am CLOSE to E. I could walk there. PLEASE let me know if she ever needs anything fast and I can get there fast. God is so good! How did I miss that this was a GIRL! Again, our God is good and he loves nothing more than to give us the desires of our hearts.

CONGRATS! And seriously...let me know if she needs anything! People took care of our sweet Mandy when she lived there and it blessed my heart so. I would love nothing more than to pass that on.

Kristy said...

Wow again love being sent your way and continued prayers! What a journey how amazing our God is

Janetta said...

So happy for you, Tracy! It is amazing to watch God's story for you, unfolding before our very eyes. Thank you for sharing!

Oh... and you should post pics of all that you are sewing!!

Al's World said...

Your story is amazing, I am so glad that God is working in your life in marvelous ways! So glad that E is doing well, and I will be praying for her and for Emma Claire!

Anonymous said...

Wow.....i'm glad that you were able to update us amongst all those sewn diapers (LOL).....
praising the Lord w/you!

as always, love and prayers, joan