Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Petulant Toddler

I am the petulant toddler.

I want to stomp my foot.

Our Heavenly Father's timing is PERFECT and BEAUTIFUL, but I awoke feeling grumpy and wanting my way.

He must look at us and just shake His Head at times.

I want our girls home.  We are on day ten of our Travel Approval wait (that is often 6-8 days).  I emailed our agency (as the site for our girl's country was down yesterday).   It WILL come, in timing that is not ours.

I want to stomp my foot a bit though.

We received a grant for a baby carrier.   We are so very grateful and thankful.  We need when we pick up the girls.  One stroller is hard enough to manage with all the steps there.  Long term we really need two.  We have several that need strollers at home.  We just found out it may not come in time and we need to order a particular (pretty expensive one) to bring into country. (Side note: It's a specific one, that after talking to baby carrying mommies, is about the only one guaranteed to fit me right.  The only used one I could find had skulls all over.  Maybe not the best first impression for our little ones...smile.)  Our focus has to be on getting these girls home though.

STOMP (just a little one)

We still have almost $2,600 to raise to bring the girls home.  Everyone has sacrificed so much.  I hate having to ask for more.  I just pray for "more than enough" and want it to just miraculously drop in our lap.

Look away...the stomp is coming.

Our oldest daughter (married with a beautiful daughter of her own) is registering for college classes and has a grant to do so.  It won't come in until AFTER registration is over though.  She is required to pay for classes immediately.  As most young marrieds, that is just not possible.  (PLEASE PRAY!!!)

STOMP

Yes, I feel like a petulant toddler.

It will pass.  In the meantime I'm getting a great leg work out (laughing).


"He will yet fill your mouth with laughter

    and your lips with shouts of joy."  

Job 8:21

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If you don't know what's going on, please read Mountains Crumble...It Happened!!! Peel Me Off the Ceiling!

If you hear God nudging your heart or speaking to your spirit about helping bring our girls home....

*Feel free to share our need with anyone God leads you to.  We now only need $2590!  We broke that $3000 barrier and $300  was given since I posted yesterday!!!  This is STUNNING to me!

*You can email us at 1thomkat(at)verizon(dot)net and we will share our phone number (if you'd like to chat) or  address.  

*The LifeSong for Orphans account has been closed.  We are so close to travel that we need to insure any funds have a chance to get to us.  If something is already on the way, it will still get to us in time! No worries!  If you would like a tax deductible way to give, you can email us at 1thomkat(at)verizon(dot)net.  We do have someone will to take donations.

*Our PayPal address can be used (using the "Family and Friends" method) to 1thomkat(at)verizon(dot)net.  

*If you have an idea that may help, please feel free to email us as well. We never know how God may work!!!

Whatever avenue you feel comfortable with, thank you.  
Thank you for answering the call that will change the life of two little girls and our family forever.

  Thank you for the sacrifice...just thank you.

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Several have asked about our needs for the girls.  We've been hesitant to share since getting the girls home has to be our first priority.  We do have a baby registry with items needed and though not posting the link on here, you can email us at 1thomkat (at) verizon (dot) net .  We thank you as well for thinking about our girls needs.  Again, our absolute first priority is bringing them home.

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PRAYER REQUESTS: (They are now all immanent...smile)

1. THAT GOD IS GLORIFIED IN EVERY STEP OF THIS ADOPTION.

2.  I feel a deep need to have everyone join us in prayer for the attachment of our girls.  Please pray they have NO attachment issues and attach to us as a family very quickly.  We have been in the adoption world enough to know severe attachment issues exist.  We pray that GRACE and HOPE have NO issues with attachment...NONE (that God prepares them as well).

. 3. For Grace and Hope, that they are healthy, loved on, and protected. Please pray that they dream of us and attach quicker than ANYONE could imagine.

4.  That we have "MORE THAN ENOUGH" for this trip.  PLEASE PRAY FOR $2,590 in less than THREE WEEKS and please pray for those individuals God is touching to help us financially bring home the girls.

5. Please pray for Thomas and I to see clearly where God is leading and what WE are to do.

6.  Please pray that I can fully recover and can gain strength before travel comes (both Thomas and I on the last part...physical strength)

7. That my traveling companion (Amy) and I stay well (completely) within country and are safe....not even a nauseous stomach which commonly happens at least once.

 8. That God uses us/speaks through us while we are there, see what we need to see and doing what we need to do.

9. That our families are safe while we are gone and that it is a peaceful (and safe) time for them.

10. For Timothy's complete healing...and that he has walking and running in his future (smile).  That his pain is minimal.

11. Please pray for the Stewart family as they mourn the loss of their father, grandfather, and great grandfather, uncle, brother, and loved one.


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