Sunday, March 1, 2009

Crazy week! Hurry up and wait!

We have approved our home study report - the financial figures we needed finally got worked out with our home mortgage - we have started working on our dossier -Mark's major community/fundraising event was this week - Mark's radiator broke - I was an emotional wreck this week!!!

I tiptoed into this adoption process during the first of January. My only prayer at that point was 'Lord, we think this is you, if this is not what you want us to do, please slam the doors shut!". Everything was smooth sailing. Our home study papers were collected so quickly. Then a couple of weeks ago - I had 2 different worship experiences where I felt God's pleasure and felt confirmation that we are definitely doing what He has called us to. Right about then, it felt like everything started falling apart!! On Thursday, during my quiet time with the Lord, I resisted the notion to ask Him to confirm it one more time for me. I thought it - but I resisted the idea of writing it in my journal and making it official. :) I immediately thought of the Israelites and all the times they kept asking God for a sign when there were signs all around them! I decided I would have faith enough to believe Him the first time!

Our God is so good and merciful. This morning in church, there were 4 distinct things that happened that were amazingly 'coincidental'. I smiled at how He works. Mark preached for Jay this morning - God used his sermon, my children, a specific worship song, a specific scripture, and a specific 'term'....Journey Home.

I'll just share one. I had just finished my online adoption course yesterday that was required of Mark and me. I had decided I would title my 'adoption'/'baby' book 'My Journey Home'. When I got to church this morning, there was a BANNER in the worship room above the altar with the words 'JOURNEY HOME". ARE YOU KIDDING ME????

I love God. I love a great adventure. I don't like being confused and frustrated and God doesn't want me to be!! He showered me with love and encouragement this morning. I am His Beloved.

Mark's GP Community Event was the biggest in Gathering Place history!! We had 1000 people there and the night was fabulous. I was so proud of him.

I wish I had more news. We are in a waiting mode for the approval of the homestudy. When we get the official approval from AAI - we will let you know!


  1. Enjoyed catching up Fritchie. And mostly hearing how God is rockin it!

  2. I can't wait to see who it is!!! All those tears at the altar and God had Asa and Eli waiting in the wings, ASA and ELI! We have seen what He can do and it just makes me want to jump out of my skin to see who's next!

  3. This is such a wonderful post. I am so happy for your family, and for the beautiful children at Eben House who will be blessed beyond measure to be part of your family. I was just there 2 weeks ago. The children are soo very sweet and loving. Wow - you have made a lot of decisions, and have come a long way so far. "Keep your eyes on Jesus!" said my 92 year old Grandfather.

  4. Amy, I am so encouraged and excited for your family. I am praying for ya'll. You are true pioneers.
    Love you!
    Melissa (Gainey) King

  5. Awesome Amy! Wishing I was there with you to experience this journey to your children. We are praying . . .
    Love you

  6. you are such an encouragement to me! thank you!!! :)

  7. I am so excited to follow your journey! I love the title of your blog!