Lance, Becka, & Kayla

Lance, Becka, & Kayla

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Everything Has Its Time

This year's Winter bible study is out of the book of Ecclesiates... tonight it was on chapter 3. I needed to hear this tonight. It reaffirmed the purpose God has set forth for Lance and mine's life. We've been in the time of breaking down, weeping, mourning, and losing. Now is our time to dance, build, laugh, speak, and heal! I will embrace this time just as I did the time we came from.

God puts us in places in the time we are suppose to be there. He brings up to it and through it. While I was going through that season I will admit my faith was shaken, however I believe it only drew be closer to Him and to Lance. I have learned to appreciate all God has given us. He has blessed us in more ways than we can imagine.

My prayer is that when these children come to us broken, scared, angry, confused that we will teach them to dance in the rain.

Thank you to our families (of all shapes and sizes) for being there to remind us to dance when it was raining... and for being there for us now as we can dance in the sun!

I'll keep dancing anyway- Mercy Me

Friday, January 27, 2012

Accepting His Will...

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord,
Plans of peace and not of evil,

 plans to give you a future and a hope.  

Jeremiah 29:11 

Over the past 2+ years Lance and I have been trying to have children. We have prayed, cried, been to doctors, talked, been angered, confused, shocked, frustrated, excited, hopeful.

And she was bitter in soul, and prayed to the Lord and wept in anguish. 1 Samuel 1:10

 Now we have chosen to accept God's will for our life together. It's not that we have not been seeking His will the past 2+ years, but we hoped that we would have children of our own. Many peope would say and have said "Just give it time", "It will happen when you're not thinking about it". At first I was bitter towards those words... what did people know they have children of their own. Now, I see they were trying in their own way to help with words of kindness. No one meant any harm by their words. I appreciate all the words and I appreciate all the prayers. Lance and I have great family (relatives, close friends, and church family) who have been there for us and we are grateful. Now we are starting a new chapter in our life... in our journey...

But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. Galations 4:4-5
We have chosen to become foster parents. We are excited about this new chapter in our journey. I have to say God has a timing for everything, because we are able to take the certification classes with my parents. It helps having support in the classes when Lance is not able to make it due to work. I am learning many things in these classes. The best thing is that my eyes are being open to a whole new world.

This is to mainly inform our church family and close friends we will be fostering. These children will become a constance in our life... which includes all of you!

Right now I can see that God is going to use us through many children to come. I can also see that I have allowed God to change my attitude, because I started focusing on Him and not our problem. Once I saw that God is able to work through us in more ways than we can imagine, then I became ready for Him to use me.

 pray without ceasing      

1 Thessalonians 5:17
Pray for us that we will make good decisions in this journey.

Pray that we will set the example of God's love for the children who come into our home.

Pray for the children who will become a part of our lives, whether it's for a day, week, month, year, or the rest of their lives.

Pray God sends us the child/children who will find their forever home with us through adoption.

Thank you for all the prayers the past 2+ years. Even though you may not have known exactly what you were praying for thank you for praying!

Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.   

Ephesians 5:1-2