Monday, May 31, 2010

Even in pain we have faith!

Like I said in the previous post we don't always understand the timing. After more than 20 years there are is still huge hole in our hearts. We still wish Heavenly Father's plan for our family could have been different, but we have faith He knows the beginning from the end. We have faith He loves us and knows us better than we know ourselves and each other. We have faith He can use all things for good. We have faith he's there with our angel and they are busy waiting together, for the rest of us!
To all who are remembering those who have gone on ahead of us we send our love. We are so grateful for this country and all those who have preserved our freedoms. All those who have and now fight from God, Freedom and Family we honor and pray for you and your families!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Faith.....and timing

"Faith in God
includes faith in 
His timing"
Elder Neal A. Maxwell

When I read this quote today I thought of some dear friends. One is hoping her first biological baby doesn't arrive while her husband is out of town. Another is still waiting for their home to sell. Our ward is waiting for some major callings to be filled. We've been waiting for guidance on family matter for a looonnnnggg time.

I wouldn't say I'm a patient person but my 40+ years have taught me that 
even things I think are urgent and imperative can wait...
if that is what the Lord wants.
I think 6 years of faithfully and not so faithfully 
pleading, begging, praying, fasting, bargaining, listening, demanding, waiting, pondering, pouting, etc with the Lord for guidance about children for our family...infertility, adoption, etc tutored me.
Getting the answer to 
1. Go to Russia
2. Adopt 3 boys ages 2, 2.5 and 3
3. Going from decision to home with boys in 6 months and 3 days
Changes you!

No matter what else comes 
and those who know us, know much has come since that time
I can never deny God's timing.
I can never deny He knows best.
I can never deny that when necessary He can and will move mountain...and governements.
There is much we don't understand.
There are times I strongly disagree with His timing
But that is where faith comes in.
Those are the time when I hold tight to the memory of 
  the hand of God
placing three trusting hands in ours.
It reminds me to be faithful,
so that when it matters
I will be able to be where He needs me to be
and do what He needs me to do.

We continue to pray for those who are waiting.
It's a long, lonely journey.
We pray for peace, for hope, for patience
but most of all faith and strength
because sometimes the answer is more work than you were ready for
but BOY will it be worth it!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Don't ya love it!

I chose the background but then I was stuck getting it all to switch over. 
Gratefully my techno-savy awesome daughter was home and fixed it for me. 
We're gonna miss her something fierce! 
It's not getting any easier to have her leave...parenthood is painful sometime!
Thanks for a wonderful visit, angel!
Pictures are coming if she finds time to download them from her camera before she leaves.
Fingers crossed.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Mychel's home

We're making memories.
Be back soon!
Love, All of us

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Choosing to Live

It's easy to get distracted.
To forget why we're here and what really matters.
Stephanie literally got to choose to live.
Each day we get to choose too. 
 We choose to love, to feel, to accept. 
We choose to trust a loving Heavenly Father. 
We choose faith. We choose hope. 
We choose to really LIVE!
I needed this reminder.

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