Monday, January 16, 2012

Seriously?

Do you ever just sit back and watch your babes and think, "Seriously Lord, You've entrusted these amazing babes to me?" What an incredibly overwhelming responsibility...fabulously, perfectly His plan...so glorious the honor and privilege!
I had the honor of speaking at a seminar at our agency last weekend and as I shared about our kiddos, I became very emotional. I was emotional at the realization that I could have missed this...had I gotten what I thought I wanted...what I thought the Lord should do...I would have missed the most amazing, miraculous treasures of my life.  As I spoke to these sweet families and I looked into each of their eyes, I just knew they were at place that we were at over 11 years ago...families longing for a babe to hold...desperate for a child to call their own...not understanding why the Lord gave them the desire for child yet they were barren...all of those emotions hit me as I showed them a picture of our family and all I could say was, "The thought that we could have missed this had we gotten what we thought we wanted...."It took me a minute to pull it together...I didn't need to say anymore...the tears in their eyes told me they understood....they understood that God's plans are greater...His ways are higher! Praying for each of them as they decide what they will do next!!
Father, thank you for pursuing us...for giving us what YOU had planned for us! Thank you for being so gentle and patient with us!

7 comments:

Sarah said...

Love this beautiful family of yours!! XO

Our Faith Walk said...

Great post...great testimony!

Our family: said...

How wonderful! What an honor that you were able to share your story of abundant blessings. Your cup definitely is overflowing!
Love you friend!
Lydia

stephanie said...

Just beautiful! Sometimes your emotions are all the words people need to hear.

Becky D said...

Thank you for encouraging all of us to listen for His voice and follow His leading. May you and your family be abundantly blessed as you continue to be used as a voice for the fatherless.

Anonymous said...

Okay now I'm crying....I am so grateful that the Lord doesn't bend and give us what we think is good for us and instead He patiently waits until we are ready for what He knows is good for us.

Jamie

Debbie said...

Beautiful! I look at my girls and the emotions are overwhelming sometimes.
What a blessing it was for those families there to hear your story.