Saturday, March 5, 2011

Again and Again and Again......

Well the Dessert Auction is over and I am working hard to get all those desserts planned for has been hard, every time I look at my blog those desserts make me hungry!! We are gathering items for another Blog Auction and planning a Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser,possibly with two other RR families,we will see.

This journey we are on has been so amazing....God has really taught me so much about myself and my dependence on Him, and He has shown me my weaknesses in a different light. The reason for this blog is to write about our journey to our future son Brian...Lord willing. In our efforts to raise the needed funds and putting together the paperwork God has been faithful and He has answered our prayers. He always goes above and beyond what we pray for.....again and again and again....still I find myself going through moments of doubt and worry....oh my flesh is so weak. If I never knew that my flesh is so weak before....I do now, if I never knew why we need to kill the flesh every single day....I do now. If I never knew just how much I need the Lord in every single step of my life I do now....if I never knew just how longsuffering the Lord is, I do now. We are completely dependent on the Lord for every thing on this journey, His timing, His provision, His mercy, His faithfulness, His grace, His love, His longsuffering, His goodness, His kindness, His strength. He knows every single detail, He can see all that we can not see. He knows right where Brian is at, He is the one who sustains Brian's life, He is the one who will lead us to Brian if we let Him...if we stay out of His way and trust in Him. I have never been through anything like this in my life, my God is truly amazing, He is alive and He is working in my life every single day and I am so thankful for Him. It is me, Sheri writing this post, though we all have our besetting sins, my husband Bill has a far greater understanding of all of this than I do. Bill is so quick to say that God is in control, that God's timing is perfect, that we need to trust God, we need to stay out of God's way, we need to do this in God's strength and not ours. My husband is right!!  I have seen my husbands relationship with the Lord in a new light also, not just on this adoption journey, but over that past three years, I am so thankful for my godly husband and I don't ever want to take him for granted.
Col 1:10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

Jenn A., Grace S., Charrissa B., me and Grace P.

I had a great day yesterday with some Reece's Rainbow moms, it was so good to see them and we all met Grace S. for the first time, she is a sweet lady and I am thankful she was able to be here. Wish all the Western Washington moms could have been here. We are planning to have a big get together as soon as we are all home with our children...what a joyful day that will be. We all learned from our "trailblazer" Charrissa, she shared some travel info with us, some do's and some don'ts. I am thankful for her, her friendship has been such a blessing to me.

Please pray, we will be having our Biometrics Appointment on Monday, and then we will be going to our Senator's office to ask for our USCIS to be expedited, please pray that everything goes well and that we get our "Golden Ticket" very quickly, we are trying to get to E.E. as soon as possible. We want to get to our little man before he gets transferred.

To God be the glory!!!


Rochelle said...

Praying for that ticket! Good luck!

The Browning Family said...

Okay ...okay. I look mad or upset or ... something. It was freezing cold outside.
It was fun to get together really fast in between piano lessons. We love you all too and are extremely excited to see Brian home. I hope that we can continue to help.
love ya sweet lady!!