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Thankful for momma…

Well, if you prayed for my relief today—your prayers were answered in the form of my sweet mom. Not only did she travel around the world with me last week to bring home our Isaac Temesgen–but she swooped in town from the state next door and surprised me! She kidnapped not 1–not 2…but 3 little munchkins. She intended to just take the older two–but Frank jumped in her arms and insisted on going to…and we all know that Nana can’t say no to Frankie baby. Truly, it couldn’t be more perfect timing…I fell asleep once today sitting up in a chair and another time just resting on the floor. Whoever said “sleep when the baby sleeps” didn’t have older toddler and preschoolers—so this weekend we’ll be able to rest up and re-energize. (Thank you mom for being an answer to prayer!)

I’ve finally had time tonight to sit down and download video from our trip, and if I get a chance–I’m going to whip up a fun little slideshow…for Isaac of course–and for us too…to remind of on days like yesterday of our calling and purpose in this world. I can’t thank you enough for your kind words, encouragment, emails of affirmation and love and especially your prayers. I feel the Father’s love through you all–and I am humbled and so thankful. Off to rest while the baby rests…wow–what a blessing!

Elle J - July 8, 2010 - 9:11 pm

YAY! Thankful for Momma’s like yours who know when to love through direct helping. Enjoy the quiet time with your husband and Isaac.

melissa - July 8, 2010 - 9:19 pm

OOOhhhhhhh! Go Mrs. Pierce!!! What a wonderful surprise!!! Have a great restful weekend! Love you girl!!

Kristin - July 8, 2010 - 9:24 pm

Thinking about you lots today and so thankful that God sent you some “reinforcements” in the form of a loving grandmother. Praying you can rest and restore, and then return to the front lines ready and equipped once again!!! Thanks for sharing the tough times with us too because we get to see God’s amazing goodness in hearing and answering prayer.

Jenny - July 8, 2010 - 10:06 pm

mommas are the BEST! so glad yours is helping out!!!

Jenny - July 8, 2010 - 10:32 pm

Praise the Lord for moms who step in when we are at our max! So thankful you are getting some rest this weekend. I prayed for you today throughout the day. I SO wish I lived closer and could do something more tangible to help. I kept thinking all day about how I would love to bring dinner, run some errands for you, take the big kids to a park….but, for now, I’ll continue to pray. Enjoy your littlest one this weekend!

Melanie Strobel - July 8, 2010 - 10:47 pm

Rest up sister! What a wonderful Mom you have!

Vanessa - July 8, 2010 - 11:00 pm

Lifting you up in prayer. I’m praying that you will be able to recharge and “refill” this weekend. Hugs to you!

Bobi Bobbitt - July 8, 2010 - 11:14 pm

Aren’t Moms the best!!! I am so thankful that you are going to have this special time with Isaac to “recharge your batteries”… I cannot even imagine how exhausted you must be! Planning a trip to Atlatna this fall to visit a high school friend there, hope that we can meet face to face! You are such an inspiration to me! Oh, by the way… just recieved our first call today from AGCI….they got our preapplication! (:

Candra - July 8, 2010 - 11:30 pm

I have been following your blog for about the last month or so…Congratulations! I have 4 children 6 & under, with our fourth being adopted in April. God’s blessings to you and your family!

Alison - July 8, 2010 - 11:36 pm

Yay!! That is so wonderful!! So glad your mom just knew to swoop in and help! I can’t wait to see that slideshow!!

Kim - July 8, 2010 - 11:58 pm

Oh I hope you take full advantage of this time to rest up!
Indeed … what a precious Momma you have!
Love & Blessings,

april - July 9, 2010 - 12:51 am

that is awesome! sounds like something my momma would do too! May GOd bless her for what she is doing for ya and I hope you and Isaac gets lots of precious time together and you can get a little piece and quiet! :0)

Caytie - July 9, 2010 - 1:45 am

Oh what a great momma you have! So happy for you that you can rest knowing your littles are in the care of their grandmother and you can focus completely on bonding with sweet Isaac! I continue to pray for you and am so thankful for you continued blog entries during this time….it helps me to know what is in store for us:)

kristi johnson - July 9, 2010 - 2:06 am

wow..what an amazing momma you have….so jealous 🙂 kristi

Amy @ Filled With Praise - July 9, 2010 - 7:54 am

Grandma’s are the best! Yay for your mother! What a wonderful answer to a prayer. I am sure your other three had a blast too! Glad you got some much needed rest.