Glory Be! She's FREE! We have a new Daughter!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Strength for 2009

What an awesome time we have had this Christmas Holiday!  We have met with family and friends, welcomed a new niece into the family, played board games until midnight many days, watched countless episodes of Little House on the Prairie, slept past 9 am EVERY day.  We have enjoyed just "being."  But mostly, we have longed for our little one in Ethiopia.

It is close to midnight and fireworks are resounding in the background of Dick Clark's countdown.  My cat is pacing and my dog is hiding in the bathtub!   

As we enter the New Year, I am excited about the plans God has in store for my family.  I pray for continued guidance and patience (a heavy dose!).  I pray that I will be content in the wait...content in the here and now.  I want to savor being just a family of four.  I pray for strength and peace.  

Thank you Lord for a wonderful year.  I praise you for keeping my family safe and secure.  I trust that what you began in our lives will come to fruition in the coming months.  Guide us, use our lives as a testimony to your grace and miracle working power.  God,  I surrender all to you.  

He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.  Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion.  But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.  They will soar high on wings like eagles.  They will run and not grow weary.  They will walk and not faint.  
Isaiah 40: 29-31


Cindy Foote said...

just checking in on you. Sounds like Christmas and New Years were good for you and your family. We are praying similar prayers, friend.... now if AW would just move those referral along starting - oh - NOW! - C

nell ann said...

Send me your email address!
We need to get together again now that your kiddos are heading back to school. We can do lunch again or coffee -- or ice cream if it's in the 80s still.

Let me know when is good for you!
nell ann

Debi said...

I pray for you my sweet sister in the LORD. Keep trusting in God's faithfulness and love. He is able to keep little Ava in His care and bring you to her in His perfect timing. God comes with His encouragement in unexpected ways. Listen and do whatever He tells you, no matter how little sense it may make at the moment.
Hugs and prayers
An adoptive auntie of 2,