Thursday, June 13, 2013

Peace in Change
We were hoping our next blog update would tell all about our meeting with the birthparents.  However, like so many times in our life, our plans are different than God’s.  We had planned on meeting the parents June 2nd, but when our agency tried contacting the birth-mom to set up a time, they could never get ahold of her.  She just isn’t responding.  We don’t know if she has changed her mind, or just does not want to face this heart-wrenching decision of giving up her baby.  

Either way, instead of sitting around waiting for a response, we are here in the beautiful Colorado Rockies at the N-X Ranch (, which is the boy’s ranch that our family started 3 years ago and that we have been a part of each summer.  This summer, God has sent us 5 boys who are either fatherless or don’t have a healthy father-figure in their life.  Our prayer is that each of these boys would have a revelation of their faithful Heavenly Father who will never leave them nor forsake them.  They will be here 3 weeks, starting Saturday.  Our days will be full of outdoor adventures, campfires, work projects, mentoring, and spending time with family.  We are so thankful that God has provided this opportunity for us.  He has given us a burden for orphans and the fatherless, and although we envisioned our summer full of changing diapers and holding our child, we know that our God is FAITHFUL and is continuing to work out His perfect plan to establish our family for His glory.  

Back home our nursery is ready and we recently registered in case we get to fly home earlier than expected. ;)  But either way, God has given us an indescribable peace and joy.  “[We] know that [He] can do ALL THINGS; no plan of [His] can be thwarted.” -Job 42:2  We know that if this is our child NOTHING will thwart God’s plan, and if this isn’t our child, God will close this door and open another.  He is completely in control and we REST in that knowledge.  

“For He spoke, and it came to be; He commanded, and it stood firm.  The Lord foils the plans of the nations; He thwarts the purposes of the peoples.  But the plans of the Lord STAND FIRM FOREVER, the purposes of His heart through all generations...We wait in HOPE for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.  In Him our hearts REJOICE, for we TRUST in His holy name.  May Your UNFAILING LOVE rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in You.”  -Psalm 33:9-11; 20-22

Thank you for your continued prayer and support!