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Monday, June 2, 2008

The Father Is Rejoicing .....

How do I even explain what my heart does when I get news that someone is adopting ... My heart sings, does cartwheels, yells, gets all fuzzy warm, and then I proceed to eat chocolate like crazy because I get extremely hyper !!!!

I got an email tonight from a dear sweet friend that I have know for many years ... I had them on my "HIT LIST" for adoption (that is the list of people who I THINK should adopt ... So if you are one of those people you better watch out ) .... She they are ready to start paperwork ... I am beyond thrilled and honored they shared this w/ me ...

I have a feeling that THE BOOK is going to touch many of those people in the "considering adoption" stage ... I think if you look people in the eye and share your story then you grab their heart ... I am never shy about sharing my family's story ... God has marked us out on a great path that is fill w/ so many emotions both joyful and hard, and in the midst of it all GOD SHOWS UP BIG ....

We are off to the lake w/ some friends for the week, so I will check back in ... I am sorry I haven't checked in on you all lately, but with our sweet friends the Chapman's hurting it has been a very soul searching time for us ... God is wrapping His arms around many now and beginning to heal and guide ... I thank you all for your sweet words and ask you to continue to lift up this family and their extended family by name ...

Love You All ...

21 kind words.:

Kathi said...

I know you've probably been on a roller coaster of emotions with the Chapmans and then having your brother and his family back in TN permanently... I was getting kind of worried, but glad He is on your side and "working" for you... I've had some trouble also, but I can't even compare (won't even try)... but again, I know He's also on my side and is "working" for our family as well

Steffie B. said...

Love you too girl.....I assume you are going with Suzanne....have a wonderful time....when you get back we'll decided on a summer visit and when Miss Thing will come down!

Love and hugs...
S*

Jewels of My Heart said...

That is happy news indeed! I hope you have a wonderful time at the lake.... time of laughter, time of fellowship, time of quiet at His feet, time of healing, time of fresh oil.....
I am and will be praying for them... my heart is broken for them and I know that Jesus will be there only peace, and healing.
You and your sweet family are in my heart and prayers as well...
May God Bless You and Keep You From Harm's Way My Friend,
Love,
Daleea

Kelly said...

I love you Gwen. You are such a Godly inspiration to us. I am thankful for your witness. Your prayers are much appreciated.

mommy24treasures said...

have a good week Gwen... The Chapmans are im ny heart and prayed for continually through the day.
Love
Connie

Diane said...

Go have fun!!! And...while you are gone, I'm finding just the right spot in my home for "THE BOOK"!!!!

Can not wait...to buy up LOTS of "THE BOOK" :)

Big Hugs to you and your family,
Diane

Kristi said...

Gwen, I desperately needed an update on you and the Chapman's as I pray for them so much. So glad to hear your heart and may your time away be just what you need. Blessing and hugs.

Lady in Waiting said...

We just got the same news from friends - makes me smile!! I love it when God works like that!!!

jennifer said...

Have a good time at the lake. I can't wait to be able to read the book.

Andie said...

Gwen, Your witness about adoption touches my heart. I have felt the "tugging" of adoption for most of my life, but my husband is not in the same place. I pray that if adoption is God's plan for our family, that He will change my husband's heart. If it is not His plan for our family, I pray He takes the desire from my heart. My husband is the head of our family and I know that we will follow his lead. I learned a long time ago that "nagging" will get NOWHERE, so I just pray. He knows where my heart is, and if he ever becomes open, I pray he follows his heart.
Meanwhile, I pray for the children and the families who are adopting. Thank you for your witness about the miracle of adoption.
Blessings-Andie

PS...I can't wait to read our book! :o)

Michelle said...

Yeah for your friends! I have someone on my "hit list" and I told my husband last night that I'm sending them the adoption story that I wrote for your project. I think the wife is ready, but the husband is reluctant. I have no doubt your book will do great things. I'm so thankful to be a part of it.

Enjoy the lake!
p.s. Would you mind if I add you to my favs on my blog?

Mr.Brian said...

would you please email me at windmillman35@yahoo.com
I have a request for some help or info.
Thanks Brian

Denise C said...

Great news! So glad you are getting a fun week away at the lake with your sweet family! Enjoy and relax! I am lifting the sweet Chapman Family up in prayer many times per day! Bless all of their hearts!
Love you sweet friend!
Denise C

Kristi J said...

Glad to see you're back on the computer...your posts are very uplifting. Email me when you get back from the lake and we'll have you all over for a water slide playdate. I know Kelly would like to come and chat too,
have a good trip,
kristi johnson

The Johnson Family said...

always beyond exciting to see a family startthe process of bringing home their child and to see them join their forever family!! Hope you are having a great time at the lake. the shower was so fun ..see ya soon Wic

Leigh Ann said...

Hope you had a great time at the lake...we are taking it easy here, trying to unpack, but also go to the Y and visit and stuff. Will call you later today:)

Ruth said...

I have been really praying for you and Scott. My 30 days ends on the 11th. Wow that went by fast. Thanks for such a great idea. God and I have been having some great talks. Your the greatest. Love you dearly.
Ruthie

Jewels of My Heart said...

You are in my heart and my prayers.... I just stopped by to give you a big (((((((HUG))))))))))
Love you and God Bless You

Brenda said...

Gwen...hoping your time away has helped you to heal too in the loss of the Chapman's daughter...we continue to pray her their family in our bible study group ...

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Glad you are back... Sure did MISS YA...
LOVE the family picture.. and the picture of the kids is the BEST..
I LOVE IT..
THey all look sooo cute...
I will be looking for that quilt square in the mail. I am counting on you..
HUGS..
Love ya girly..

Waiting for Mia Hope! said...

"GOD SHOWS UP BIG" I just love that...it is SO true!!!