But over the last 3 years, I kept coming back to the scripture in the Bible that talks about the parable of the talents (or bags of gold). I kept thinking about my life. Had God given me exactly what I wanted and was I just going to sit on it? Was I just going to take what I wanted and then not do anything else? (Matthew 25:14-30)
I don’t want to be that person. I feel blessed to have received everything I wanted so to speak (my two kids) and now God is calling me to step out of my comfort zone and do something to further his kingdom. He’s calling us to do more. And so here we are. We are neck deep in paperwork…we are using words like dossier, home study, and immigration every day (while at the same time ordering lumber, windows, and flooring…it’s craziness I tell you!).
I have no idea what the future holds. I have no idea what God has planned for my life and the life of my sweet little family. But I do know this…my life is going to be wonderful if I follow God’s will. It might not be easy. It might not be a lot of fun sometimes…but it will be wonderful because it’s what God wants for me.
Tomorrow, I’m posting Andrew’s side of this story. Believe it or not but this whole adoption thing did not come easily for him. God is moving in our family. Please pray for us and for our new daughter Ashby.
And yes, of course she has a British name :).
And we can’t forget about our Stella & Dot giveaway today! The winner is
Congratulations Marianne! I will email you about your prize this morning!
And on the menu today, my Quick & Easy Cinnamon Rolls…
Happy Friday everyone!