My heart is listening to the right Voice, my Shepherd. I take my sadness to Him. I take my anger to Him and I try to listen to His Truth beyond my tears. It really becomes a choice I must make every day and every day I do not regret making that I will Trust Jesus. It goes beyond church or a Christian culture. It is something only one who has walked through suffering and still Love Jesus can possibly fathom. I wrote about Faith last night and I will post about it soon.
Gracey is doing pretty good. She had a bad fall a couple of weeks ago and we had to rush her to the vet to make sure she was ok. She slipped off of her bed while it was in my arms because she got excited to see Bryan. It was so sad. She was whining and breathing weird. We brought her to the car to go to the vet and she threw up EVERYWHERE! It went all down the consul in the middle and we spent a lot of time cleaning it. She seem fine now. We were able to participate in this years Dream Night at the Grace. We are always so blessed to be a part of the PETS team. Dream Night is a special evening for children with disabilities and their families to come and basically be spoiled with fun! We met one sweet little boy who had autism. He was hesitant to touching. We talked with his Mom for a little while and Gracey did some tricks and Michael was very interested. He eventually warmed up to Gracey and even pet her and gave her a treat! There's never a moment I am doing something with the PETS team and feel like I didn't want to be there. This photo is of Gracey and Bosco the boxer. They were very excited about the treat they were about to receive!
We made some neat changes on our adoption situation and are so excited to see what the Lord does with our hearts submitting to His timing and His child for our home. Bryan and I talked a lot about it and have actually had a new sense of joy come into our hearts. I believe the Lord has a plan in all of this. In 1950 a swimmer, Florence May Chadwick tried to break the all time record of how far she could swim. She set out from the coast of California and the day unfortunately was extremely foggy. There was many boats around her to spot her for any difficulties that may arise. Yet, after 15 hours of her trying to cover 26 miles, she said she just could not go on. When she came into the boat she couldn't believe that she was only a MERE MILE away from finishing. This is my inspiration for not giving up. If I am but a mile from God bringing VICTORY, I must not look at the fog, but Believe God can give me the strength to keep going even if I cannot see.
So we wait for Victory and will not forget to Live in the meantime.
ALSO my closest friends had their sweet son, Elijah over a month ago and I was blessed to be able to be a part of so many sweet moments during his arrival. He is such a very special child to my heart and I am blown away by how much Tighe has been able to allow my heart freedom to love and hold Elijah. I took some newborn photos of him and this one is my favorite.