"I prayed for this child and the LORD has granted me what I asked of Him" 1Samuel 1:27

Monday, June 27, 2011


Another week has come and gone very quickly it seems. But thats good. Waiting for Gabe seems to be somewhat easier when I stay really busy and this past week has been just that.  A couple of weeks ago, my mom and dad agreed to put their house up for sale and move out to our place. It just makes sense. They are getting older and can't physically do all that needs to be done with their house in town. The house is too big and the yard work is also too much. So, we came up with a plan to build a little house beside of ours, IF, they could sell theirs.  My dad put a sign in the yard and guess what??  A week later the house was sold!! So, this past week, I got busy and did a bunch of cleaning out and goin through stuff.  37 yrs. of stuff to be exact.  It was fun, it was sad, it was tiring and it was rewarding......all wrapped up in one.  We are going to have a great time when they get out here beside us. They can watch the kids play from their front porch and if they need something, we'll be right there.   So, we had a garage sale this weekend and will have another one next weekend before we move their things to storage and wait for their house to be built.  Hopefully they will have their new house in 3 or 4 months.    Some might not like their parents living right out side their back door, but we are excited and can hardly wait for them to be here with us. Cole will make sure he keeps their yard looking good and he will keep little momma lined out too! F.A.M.I.L.Y.   thats what its all about for me, and Rick too. When I think about those who don't have them, whether young or old, it makes me really sad.  While on this journey to Gabe, I have been blessed to get to see God at work in so many families lives.  For some, its their first child they are adopting. For others, it may be their 3rd or 5th or perhaps 8th!  The number doesn't matter. What matters is this........God loves the family.  He intended for us to be in a family.  God also loves the orphan.  He intended for US to also love the orphan.   There are so many who need a family. There are so many who will ask over and over, "will I get a mama and papa next time?"

This is Cole and Owen. They have been asking a mom who is there adopting another little one if she will be their mom too.  They want to go home with her.  Can you imagine?? Her heart must be breaking.  How do you tell 2 little boys, who by no fault of their own, that they are "not socially acceptable", that they "are defective", or that you cannot be their mom because  ?????????????. (you fill in the blanks). 

2 little boys who just want a family.

There was a time when I could of filled in the ???????? above. There was a time when Rick Decker could of filled in the ???????? above.

Remember, God doesn't call the qualified......He qualifies the called.

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