Sunday, April 29, 2007

Waiting to Start Waiting

Let all that I am wait quietly before God,
for my hope is in him. Psalm 62:5

Anyone who knows me personally probably doesn't think "quiet" or "wait" when I come to mind. Well, my first graders probably think of me saying, "Wait! Wait!" or "Let's get quiet people!" Apparently I am about to learn a lot about patience. As if teaching 6 year olds to read isn't lesson enough.

Daddy-O and I had a big talk this weekend. For several reasons having our dossier ready by my birthday just isn't a realistic goal. Sigh...

So as things stand right now we are going to concentrate on getting our ducks in order, so to speak, and start the paper chase AFTER my birthday. At this point it completely and totally stinks, but I know that looking back we will see God's hand and timing in it all.

In the meantime I've set a goal to knit 30 hats for Warm Woolies before my 30th birthday. If I'm not going to China anytime soon at least I can send some hand-knits ahead of me.

On to prayer requests:

Please pray that God will help develop perseverance and draw us closer together as we go through this journey. We also need wisdom as we make several important decisions.

Most of all pray for the Willard family as they fly to China TODAY to get their two new sons Matthew and Alex. (Yes, that's TWO boys.) Pray for their safety and easy bonding. We are so excited for them.

In HIS time.
Seriously... I really mean it...His time...not mine...


Friday, April 27, 2007

What a Week!
Daddy-O and I started the week off with the amazing Glory Revealed concert at Shades Valley Baptist. Here's Mac Powell and David Nasser.

It was also cool to see Brian Littrell even though I've always considered myself more of a N'Sync kind of girl.
I finished this hat for Warm Woolies on the way home. I doubled the Kool-Aid sock yarn that I dyed last year, cast on, and made the pattern up as I went along.
Big C liked the results even though the colors are way too Auburn and a little too girly.

I cast on this Gryffindor beret during 24 Monday night. I haven't gotten very far though. It's DIBELS week at work and needless to say I've been coming home stressed and TIRED. The good news is that my students performed wonderfully on the test. Now we can take a deep breath and enjoy our last 20 days of school. And maybe, just maybe I can get some knitting done...and possibly clean the house.
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Sunday, April 22, 2007

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field.
Matthew 13:44

I've decided to post a weekly prayer request on Sundays to outline how you can pray for us and other families involved with international and domestic adoptions. If you have a prayer request leave a comment and I'll do my best to include it the following Sunday.

Pray for the governments of China, Russia, and Guatemala. Ask that the obstacles that are slowing the adoption process in China will be removed. Ask that Russia will reopen their international adoption program quickly. Ask that corruption in Guatemala will end and families adopting from there can feel secure.

Pray for the families who are eagerly awaiting their referrals from China. Pray that God will comfort and encourage them as they wait.

Most importantly pray for the children in these countries and at home who are waiting for a forever family. Ask for them to be comforted and protected until they can come home.

Thank you for your love and prayers. Amen.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Easter Blessings to everyone!

I don't think I can remember an Easter as cool as this one. It was in the 8os when I bought my dress last weekend. The high today was 54 degrees! The temperature didn't stop Big C from finding every egg hidden in my grandmother's back yard. I can't decide if he looks more like Tony Soprano or Tiger Woods in this Easter getup.

I simply adore the Panda Wool socks I finished last night. The bamboo really cools the wool down and gives just a hint of shine. They were originally meant to be Roza's Socks from the Spring Interweave Knits, but I just couldn't get the brioche stitch to work out. I had to hurry up and do a basic ribbed sock, because this pair is a gift for someone special's birthday. *wink*

By the way, in case anyone wonders why I haven't been posting much lately here's Exhibit A.
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