Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Do You Ever Really Catch Up?

Since I'm having some...hmmm...odd health stuff, I've given my permission to take a day and "catch up". (Do you ever really "catch up"?)    I think my health weirdness is the results of the steroids for my knee and the TamiFlu that have triggered something in my body.  It doesn't like it.  I'm sending it on timeout.

I spent the day writing thank you notes and sending adoption updates.
This is what in front of me looked like today.


Okay, so I spent the day on that AND applying for a few adoption grants that are large family friendly.  (BTW, if you know of any, feel free to share!  I'd love to have a couple more to apply to!)

Strangely, I'm still not freaked out.  I know our next step could happen and $8660 could be due any day, but I also know God loves us and our little girls, so....no reason to worry.  I have confidence GOD will touch and call who HE touches and calls.  We will work how we can for our daughters, but ultimately it is TOTALLY God.

That's a cool thought...and exactly what we want...for our village to expand so that more people can watch and see how AWESOME GOD IS! (smile)  God is calling and we don't have to know who, when, or where.

So, in the meantime we will do everything we can for Grace and Glory and enjoy these goofy kids we have at home.

Yes, this teen keeps growing and he needs new jeans...AGAIN.

"And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus." 
Philippians 4:19

We appreciate all prayers.  Right now prayers for Alyssa and the Ferguson family is our top prayer.  Alyssa (15 with brain cancer) has taken a turn for the worse.  Please pray hard....

We also ask for prayers for our family as well.  

PRAYER REQUESTS:
*PLEASE pray that the foreign government approves us easily.  Please pray they ask for no additional documentation.
*PLEASE pray the funds are in place and bring God the MOST glory.  PLEASE pray any spotlight turned to us is IMMEDIATELY turned to HIM.  We are being given precious gifts by an AMAZING GOD and a beautiful country.  GOD is AMAZING!
*PLEASE pray for Grace-Victory and Hope~Glory.  Please pray God touches their hearts and they are protected.  PLEASE pray that they dream of us and attach quicker than we could ever fathom.  PLEASE pray for their health.  There are many unknowns.
*PLEASE pray for our family as we will be spending many weeks separate (two weeks for Timothy's surgery and three weeks in a foreign country).
*PLEASE pray for Timothy and his surgery coming up, that it goes perfectly and IF it's God's Will, that the casting necessary be the less extensive.  That the pain is minimal and that this is the first step to walking and running for Timothy!
*PLEASE pray for our daughter-in-love Elizabeth as her time gets closer, that her birth is smooth with NO complications.  That, if possible, it be quicker...in a safe way and that the new baby be strong and healthy.

*PLEASE pray for Annalee who just had extensive and serious surgery and is in casting right now.
*PLEASE pray for Robert who just underwent amputation surgery.
*PLEASE pray for the Hooten family and the Windam family who just had their precious children join Jesus.

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If you wish to join our current adoption  journey financially or in prayer, please read below.  Remember that God may just call you to SHARE our story. 

There are many ways you can give, including some tax deductible ways below.  
*YouCaring (at the side of this blog)-Has a small percentage taken out, but is an easy way to give.
*You can give directly through PayPal "Friends and Family" and no funds 
will be taken out.  They will be transferred and put directly into a separate adoption account. Send to 1thomkat(at)verizon(dot)net
*You can give through our agency in order for it to be tax deductible.  Contact us at 1thomkat(at)verizon(dot)net for the name and address.
*You can commit a percentage of your tax return to help bringing Grace and Hope home.
*You can request a packet be sent to you to give to your Church, a business, or even an organization (think home school, mommy organizations, special needs).
*You can have your children get involved.

We welcome ANY and all ideas!  God is moving and we cannot WAIT to see what he does!!!

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