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The perfect Sunday…AND Frank…

I know I’m not the only one that feels this way–I JUST LOVE MY MOMMY JOB! We have just had THE best Sunday together…saw Nana and Papa back off to Alabama (WAA!) before church…headed to church and Isaac went to Sunday School with Frank and made it the ENTIRE TIME without them needing to page me! (Folks–thats 8 months of going to church every Sunday and sitting in the foyer with Isaac! You have NO IDEA how sweet undistracted worship was today for this mom! Granted I kept making sure the beeper was working as I thought FOR SURE it would go off–but he did it!!! This was just the 2nd attempt…last time he lasted 5 minutes but this time the whole time!!!)

Because worship rocked my face on this morning–I have to share the most amazing song we sang. It’s a song by Christy Nockels–and I would listen to this during our adoption journey…all the unknowns…all the hoping and waiting for our sweet boy…I would turn this up in the minivan and sing at the TOP of my lungs (cool in the mini-van right?!) I LOVE the words…

I have a prayer request for a little guy in Uganda. He is a 1 year old sweetie who is HIV+. He is blind and deaf. He needs medical care…and a family…a very special family. I can’t help but think about how God must love this boy. Please pray for him…and that God would be His fortress. I think about this song–a Mighty Fortress is our God–we will keep our eyes on YOU Lord. Stories like this one make me long for Jesus to just come on back! BUT I also have to believe that He is going to come to this boy through a family some where. God is just that BIG. Please pray.

During worship I constantly think of children all over the world–and sing my trust in the Lord for His care of them. My how getting involved with orphan care through things like Wiphan and then traveling to bring home our son have changed me. I feel officially weird but also like I am in the right place…and while my heart breaks for those who have yet to experience LOVE in their hearts–I also see so much HOPE as God continues to call many to work through them with His power. I thought about how incredible it was to look in my backyard last night to see so many running around whose stories I know–and how miraculous they are…and I know the same God who orchestrated families for these will be enough for those who wait or will never know a family on this side of heaven. God IS enough–and He has favor for those who cry out to Him.

I came home from church and just enjoyed my babies. I took my regular Sunday nap with my Laney-girl…something the girls do together…just us…every Sunday. And then Parker, Laney and I went on an outing while daddy stayed back with the babies. We ate chocolate cake before dinner tonight (thanks to Emily Vogeltanz leaving her cake platter from the fellowship last night) and then we spent the night cutting out and sorting felt Bible stories. Such a perfect Sunday.

THEN as if it couldn’t get any better, I checked my email when all was quiet and found THESE from yesterday’s game waiting in my inbox from a dear friends sweet mom. THANK YOU NINA for the most precious pictures of our batboy Frankie-baby. Have you ever seen a 2 year old batboy that just melts your heart like THIS…(oh look at that little round fist sticking out of the glove on the wrong hand…MELT!)

For ONE hour EVERY Saturday morning Frank does NOT leave his daddy’s side. He stands there–watching and doesn’t leave his side. It is THE most precious thing–and will be one of my most treasured memories…EVER. There’s no running on the field for this kid or acting a nut–he just stands there and walks 2 steps behind his daddy. And melts his momma’s heart when he looks her way and waves.

Hope you all had a GREAT weekend!!! Thank you Lord for the JOY you bring us as moms as we follow and trust You for our lives!!! I ran across some pictures that HAVE to be scanned–and a few stories that HAVE to be told…gotta get on that because it’s just amazing to see how God works and weaves His perfect hand through our lives!!!



Kim - March 21, 2011 - 5:58 am

What a beautiful song.
Love your heart for Mommy-hood.
And that FRANK … he melts our hearts too!
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,

Christy - March 21, 2011 - 7:00 am

Love that song. Also loving Natalie Grant’s “Your Great Name.” We sang it in church yesterday and among other lyrics, “the fatherless, they found their rest at the sound of Your great name” got me. HE will care for them. What an amazing God we have.