Only 2 weeks in…I actually have to laugh because we have about a GAZILLION more to go. However, I am reminding myself that every day that goes by, is one step closer:) It is definitly not a “sprint”.
The other night at dinner:
Me to Adam: “Are you sure we’re doing the right thing?”
Adam: “Are you seriously asking me this?”
Me: “Well, I’m overwhelmed by the cost of this.”
Adam: “Oh well.”
HA! I love his directness and bluntness sometimes. He is not usually so blunt but whenever he is, he is serious and I take a step back to listen. Adam is such a leader in all of this and I am thankful. In all honesty, we truly ARE peaceful about our adoption decision..God has been so faithful in speaking TRUTH. Last night, God laid on my heart to read Psalm 139~ I love this chapter because it is all about us never being out of the sight of the Lord. Verse 5 jumped out and was just the reassurance I needed for this week:
“You go before me and follow me.
You place your hand of
blessing on my head.”
It is so comforting to know that God is surrounding each of us and is wanting to bless us. What a promise:)
Some small updates:
1. Our application was received by our agency and they said we will be assigned a social worker shortly! Once we are assigned one, we will start the home study process. We are excited!
2. I am SO thankful for friends and family, near and far, who have reached out by hosting a Pampered Chef show for me or by ordering products. 100% of my commission is going to be used to offset our adoption fees. If you are interested in hosting one, message me, even if you are out of state. I am only doing catalog shows and everything can be done online. Or, if you just want to buy something, that is fine too. Check out my website: www.pamperedchef.biz/colleenyoung
One last thing:
While I was working at the jail and hating every second of it, my sweet mother-in-law gave me a card with some quotes about God’s promises in it. I found one in my Bible today and was so reassured by it. I hope it blesses you too:
There is a guide that never falters,
And when He leads I cannot stray,
For step by step He goes before me,
And marks my path, He knows the way.
Oft-times the path grows dim and dreary,
The darkness hides the cheering ray,
Still I trust, tho worn and weary,
My Savior leads, He knows the way.
He knows the evils that surround me,
The turnings that would lead astray,
No foes of night can ere confound me,
For Jesus leads, He knows the way.
Thanks for checking in on us:)