Monday, August 16, 2010

Adoption Update, Counting & Fellowship

We got our USCIS fingerprint time in the mail today … they are for Friday, September 10th … we were praying they would be on one of Amber’s off days from work and God’s grace allowed that to happen.  So, one more step in the journey…

At church this weekend, a good friend told us he thought about us this past week … he was listening to Mercy Me’s new album and heard the second verse of this song.  We were humbled that he thought of us.  And even though I pray and think of our daughter every time I run and Amber and I pray together for her every night … that God would surround her, protect her, keep her safe and healthy … that He would open her heart to us and ours to hers (we don’t know if she’s born or even conceived yet but God does … He knows her name), it’s easy for me to be “distanced” from her with the large wait ahead of us.  This song helps bring her down closer to me tonight.  Thank you Tommy!  What an amazing song.  It is now on the ipod.  Take a listen.  Open your heart.  Serve His people. 

OK, now I know it’s because he’s my boy, but he’s the smartest.kid.ever.  Don’t you agree?

We had a great time at The 1:27 Call’s fellowship picnic yesterday.  Yes, it was hot but the kiddos didn’t seem to mind (water table helped greatly … Silas was soaked as usual when there is water within a mile radius) and it was great catching up with old friends and meeting new ones and their sweet kiddos.  I stole some pictures from another family as I was weak and didn’t take any (even though Amber reminded me to).  Thanks Rutledges!

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6 comments:

angie said...

I LOVE that song. It is going to be on my ipod and blog before bed! Thanks for sharing.

4 Blessings said...

I love that song too. We have been praying for your girl. We know God has his hand upon her.

Many blessings,
Amy

Tisha said...

Love all those beautiful faces! What a great group...

Dawn said...

i'm pretty sure that picture of silas is one of the cutest pictures i have EVER seen!

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