Friday, February 8, 2008

Update on Sweet 'E' and our other surprise

"Whatever you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go." Joshua 1:16

Our caseworker called yesterday and they are deciding next Tuesday the 12th who Sweet E's forever family will be. It is between us and one other family. If you have a spare second that day and think of us- your prayers would mean the world. We really just want God's will to be done- no matter what that is. More than anything I want Sweet E to be in the forever family that God wants Him to be in... Our wants and desires put aside.

But our news didn't stop there. God has a sense of humor. Months ago our caseworker had also submitted us for a 6 month old baby girl. (She is 9 months old now). Adoptions through the state can take months and often times your caseworker will submit your homestudy when she see's a good match come through for you and sometimes you don't hear anything for months or sometimes never at all. Anyway- our caseworker had no sooner just hung up from talking to Sweet E's caseworker and this baby girls caseworker called to let her know that we were one of three families being considered for this baby girl and that next Tuesday the 12th they would be deciding who her forever family is. Same day. Very funny. Let's see- that would make EIGHT kids for us... They say 'Eight is Enough' you know.

"Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much". Luke 16:10

Lord, you have equipped up with everything we need and I give you permission to use me when ever and where ever you need. I have made the choice with a willing heart to follow and obey you even when I am frightened and unsure- for when I do this I am proving to you where my heart really is- with you. I will follow you without question. Teach me Your ways, Lord, as I grow in you.

9 comments:

Whitney said...

Very cool to see God's plan unfolding in the lives of these precious ones! Praying for your family!

Sara said...

I will definitely pray for you. I imagine you are excited and scared, but you have amazing faith. God is smiling down on you Amy!

Rachel said...

How exciting! I will be praying. Make sure you post to the Yahoo group too so that the ladies there can be praying for you.

Stacy said...

I am praying for you. May God's will be done.

Stacy (adopting Isabella)

Our Real Life said...

Oh My. I am praying so hard for you. This will be a big piece of news any way that it works out!
I am praying God will give you peace with His decision for all involved. I will be praying for you until I see God has given you the answers!

Anonymous said...

Amy....You know I always have believed you get what you give!!!! You are the best Mom EVER!!! So I think it would be just like God to bless you with 8 kids!!!! You could handle it!!! You too Todd! Love ya! Jenny

Ellen said...

Prayers & blessings to you.

Cousin Ellen

Angel said...

YOU KNOW I AM PRAYING LIKE CRAZY! We are almost there! Hugs, Angel

Wendi said...

Wow Amy! That is awesome! You are covered in prayers and we are so excited for your family. You know, I've only met your family once, but I can honestly say, "of course two different cases would be considering you for their child" - God's blessing is upon you and you steward it well!