Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thankful Thursday!

God is so good - He is so good to me!

Colossians 4:2 (New International Version) Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

I am so thankful for answered prayer! It amazes me how God knows our deepest thoughts and fears and meets us there again and again! Praise Him, He is so worthy and awesome to serve!

I am so grateful for all that He is doing in my life. There has been some pruning going on and tho is has been painful it has brought me to a place of rest in Him, Him alone.

One thing I can be a little less vague about is we are in process of bringing a little one home from Uganda!! I look forward to the day I can show you pics and details but for now I will share with you how God brought us to him.

Two and half years ago one of our best friends died three weeks before I gave birth to #4. We (not knowing she was a girl) decided on a boy name, named after our friend. Because of all of this I was sure she was a boy - the name was so loud in my head. She popped out a she - huh, I thought alright - not that name. Fast forward a couple of years - one night J and I were discussing adopting (months ago), J lifted up the pic of our friend and said, well we know the child's name, I got chills and just kinda left it at that thinking WE would name the child that.

Fast forward to a week before hubby left for the mission trip. One morning after J was reading his bible he said he really thinks that _____ is the name for our child in Uganda. I said great - whatever God has I am thrilled, again thinking WE would re-name the child.

J arrived at the orphanage and began playing with all the little ones, got the nerve up, and walked over to one of the workers and asked if by chance there was a _______ here. She said "Yes, one, and he is right over there." She then went on to ask if he wanted to adopt - he said yes, she said that when he walked in she had a random thought and wondered if he would adopt ______. Can you say confirmation?

J then called me and said (with no warning I might add :)) "_______ say Hi" - I nearly had a heart attack - I started screaming what do you mean there is an ______ there. God LOVES to send my into "Jaw dropping, Awe inspiring" moments! :) So WE did not have to choose - God did, God choose _____ to be in our family before the foundations of the earth. We just had to step in obedience to Him and He takes care of the rest.

God is so good - He's so good to me! (come on sing along.........)



    Congratulations by the way!

  2. Even though I already knqw the story, I had tears welling up in my eyes as I read it! E am so overwhelmed by God's hand in all of this, and can hardly wait to hold _______ in my arms and have him call me Grams!

  3. I have loved being on this journey with you. Looking prayerfully forward to the many legs ahead!

  4. What fun Gods little suprises are, huh? Thank you LORD for this little one!

  5. Shauna-I didn't know you had a blog! YAY! I will so enjoy reading about your family and seeing what fun you guys are up to.

    Stop by mine, too, if you feel like it.

    I hope to see you in the fall at AWANA!

    in Christ,

  6. Shauna-this is SO exciting. I can't wait to hear more! What a great story, and how God was the center of it all. WHOO HOO!



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