"Once our eyes are opened, we cannot pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.”- William Butler Yeats

Monday, June 2, 2008

Watching water boil...

I've been asked lately how it's going with the new adoption. "What new adoption?" is my first thought.

Have you ever stood over a big pot of water waiting for it to boil? Well, that's what it feels like. Yet, as God promised with our last three children, I know He's working behind the scenes. I've yet to once pray about this situation and feel that maybe it's not what we should be doing. I always end up with that same inexplicable peace in knowing that He's got it under control. So, trust me....I've been praying A LOT!

I know His timing is perfect and if I meddle with His perfection, chances are pretty good it'll end up being disastrous. So, I continue to stand over the huge pot, watching and praying for teeny-tiny bubbles to form at the bottom.

I'll close with one of the entries in my journal for this adoption. I just love it when God does little things like this!! :)

May 18, 2008

God keep’s showing me little signs. Today we drove past two little girls with an adorable lemonade stand, selling lemonade for 25 cents a cup. They waved and we kept going. I felt bad and told Scott to turn around and buy a couple of cups of lemonade from them.

We pulled up and asked for 2 cups, the little girl hands them to me. I give one to Scott and keep one. When I look at my cup, it’s got “Diego” on the cup with big letters next to it that say “African Adventure”. Thank you Lord! You made my day!

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redmaryjanes said...

I love it when little things like happen and God lets us know that we are on the right path, we just have to trust and wait. The waiting is so hard though :)

The Byrd Family said...

Yep....I love it when things like that happen also!

I also feel we are supposed to have another child and am just waiting on God. I dreamed the other night someone gave us their newborn baby....I don't know who they were though but it was a really odd dream. I guess I think about it too much.

Waitingfaithfully said...

I love to read of the tiny details of your own African Adventure . . . it has begun you know, however tiny the first bubbles. We know that His timing is perfect--thankfully along the way He gives us such sweet signs--as we watch and pray!

Blessings my friend!


sara said...

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by - I just love to read about people's faith & trust in The Father - it really gives me **Hope**. I read your story of your son, AJ and I immediately gave praise to God - HE KNEW!!! Amazing. I am still trying to go back & read more of your beautiful family - I hope I have time soon!!


Charlotte said...

O ~

Does Scott read your blog ? LOL

Charlotte and crew

Mom To Six said...


Too funny! Yes, sometimes, but not too often. :)



Holly said...

I LOVE God! He is so magnificent and creative! He just delights in His children, doesn't He?
He knows the desires of your heart my friend, indeed, I believe that those desires you have CAME from Him!
Can't wait to see those bubbles rise up and start moving!!
Love in Christ,
Holly from Purpose Driven Family

The Princess's Mommy said...

Oh I love the Diego cup story! It's like God is whispering "just be patient, Ohilda". I can't wait to see what He does next!

Lisa L said...

Ohilda, whenever I read your blog, I feel that we are living the same life. I also struggle with the question of 'what more can I do?' God has planted a seed of love for African children in my heart and I am waiting to see where He leads us.

Bella's mama said...

I love the way He show us - in the little everyday ways : )

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