Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sweet Baby Girl

It's looking like things are moving in the right direction.

Every time I have prayed for my unknown daughter in the past year I have called her Sweet Baby Girl. Turns out Sweet Baby Girl isn't a baby...she is almost five years old. That's okay, though, because she will still be MY baby!

I just received some new photos this week and she is absolutely beautiful! I am just praying and waiting. If any of you would like to join me in praying, I would welcome the company.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Praying & Hopeful

Last night I received an e-mail from an online friend. She sent me information on a little girl in Uganda that she thought I might be interested in.

I am. Very.

This little sweetie isn't at Sanyu, so there is a lot to figure out--a lot of unknowns. Would you please pray with me? I know the Lord will work out all of the details if this is my daughter. I am not worried about that. Just looking for some clarification on some issues that will determine if I can pursue adopting her.

Monday, November 2, 2009

And the winner is...ME!!!

(Don't start getting all, I didn't win a baby girl...)

I NEVER win anything. Never. Until today!!!!!

Linny had a Memorial Box giveaway. I entered a couple of times...sharing what I would put into my memorial box if I had one.

And now I'm the winner! Read about it here.

I've been encouraging some of my family and friends to start Memorial Boxes. The girls in my Bible Study group and I were going through the study Experiencing God, and we were challenged to share some spiritual markers in our lives. Sadly, we all had a hard time thinking of examples of God's faithfulness off the top of our heads. Then, as I was reading Linny's blog, she shared her idea of setting up a Memorial Box. It's a wonderful way to testify to yourself and others of God's goodness in your life. You can read about them here, on Linny's post.

For the past few months since the discussion in the Bible study, I have been searching around Tom's Farms, at Home Goods, eBay, and Craigslist. Just couldn't find one that felt right. Now, my Memorial Box will stand with it's own story of God's faithfulness...that a woman who has encouraged and challenged me in this whole adoption process...a woman who I've never met or had a conversation giving me a Memorial Box! Isn't God just fabulous???

I'm so excited!!