Monday, November 24, 2008

They did it!

The kids had their physicals today and they did great!  Thanks to a little bribing from mom (aka a surprise from Walmart) they didn't cry when they got their TB test.  I was very surprised that they did so well.  Now, they did hide under the table until the nurse came in but quickly got up when she came in the room.  Cannon did say that it just felt like a mosquito bite.  Kaylee said that it did hurt but she still did great.  It was a little stingy when I got mine so I wasn't sure how they would react.  I am very proud of them!  Tomorrow we have another home study visit to do our individual interviews.  

Over the last few weeks, we have been contacted by several families who are in the adoption process from Rwanda or have adopted from there.  Be sure and take a look at the blogs that I have links too to see these precious families.  What an amazing story it is to see God's love in the face of these children (both the biological and adopted kiddos).  Their lives have been changed, their eternity changed.  Isn't that inspiring?  

In my quiet time on Friday, I was reading Proverbs 3.  Verses 5-6 say:
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you, which path to take."
These versus mean so much to me, especially in this season of my life. Ryan and I have changed so much emotionally and spiritually in these last few years.   We are learning to depend on and trust God with everything that we have and everything that we do.  We don't know God's will. We just have to trust that He will take care of us. And He will just as He has since before we were born.   

More to come tomorrow....




2 comments:

AbbasChildren said...

Congrats on starting this process. We are praying about getting started, too! It's great to find families adopting from Rwanda!

Greers said...

Congratulations! Let's keep in touch throughout this process. The Lord continues to amaze us with His faithfulness and indescribable love throughout this incredible process. It's so obvious how deeply He cares for the orphan issue by how He is making Himself known to us through this! I'm sure you feel the same.

You might be interested in another way to respond to the devastating poverty in Rwanda--(spiritual and physical)--my husband works for HOPE International, http://hopeinternational.org which focuses on doing microfinance in very poor countries around the world. Giving people the chance to use their God-given talents to work themselves out of poverty. (thus, providing for their medical needs, care for orphans, school fees, etc). We worked with World Relief in Rwanda doing the same thing from 99-02. :)

Sorry for the long "comment"--always love to share how the Lord is making a huge difference in hearts and lives!

If you ever want to talk, e-mail, whatever--please do! laurel.greer@gmail.com

Merry Christmas!
Laurel