Sunday, November 22, 2009

I've Shut Satan's Trap (for those not in the South, trap means mouth)

Amazing what a good night's sleep can do! I awoke this morning with a fresh outlook and told satan to "shut his trap". So, if you didn't read my post last night, don't. If you did, just understand that faith is a process. I am human, and I give into doubt and fear sometimes.

The answer: Whatever the Lord calls our family to do, we will do. Adopt Darya? Of course....Adopt Nadine too? Maybe. How about Vivienne with the heart issue?....if He asks us to, yes.

What I know for certain at this point is God's plan is for us to adopt Darya. I have never questioned that part of the plan.....the question that was nagging me all day yesterday was whether we are to bring home one or two more children with Down Syndrome when we are in Eastern Europe. And when I started mulling that over in my mind, Enemy jumped on me and wrestled me to the ground. It was awful.

So, to sum up, I went to bed in prayer and awoke this morning with energy and assurance. God will tell Chappy and me in His time who He has chosen for us.....just Darya? maybe. a couple more? maybe.

And if He calls us, He will equip us too. Waahooo!!!! (That is a literal, out-loud shout of Glory!)

Ondrea comes to our house today to take Christmas photos for a $25.00 donation. I truly hope 100 families show up. It would be alot of fun!

200 people to give $ is NOT too much!!! It has to happen by Thanksgiving for little Lydia! If you aren't able to give, maybe you could pass the word to someone else who can. Let's do this! If God has called us to it, it must be accomplished!!!! And I know He has called Lydia to this task!


  1. What an amazing story. I can't wait to see this amazing goal reached. We go to Grace....I found your blog from Amy's...I will for sure follow!

    Jenni Evans

  2. Your family is amazing. It may be helpful if you post how close you are to adopting baby Dayra.