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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Seriously Lord, Again ???

I finally put away all the baby clothes and blankets, returned the infant car seat to my friend this past Sunday, and have the moses' basket baby bed by the back door to return to my other friend and WHAT HAPPENS ????? Yep, you guessed it ... phone call from my SW about a baby leaving hospital tomorrow ...

Here is where I made the mistake ... I returned all the stuff and said I was NEVER doing interim care again ... God loves to take my words and show me who is boss ...

So prayer warriors, we need to start praying again for birth mom, baby (to be named once I see her adorable angel face), and for the adoptive parents who don't even know they are going to be called and given the best gift in this world !!!!

"Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one one who sent me." Mark 9:37

WELCOME little one to our home !!!!

22 kind words.:

mom 2 many said...

Oh! You are such a blessing to these little ones, and blessed to have the chance to pray over them, love them, hold them, protect them until their parents can bring them home! Prayer going up for you and this precious one!
Blessings,
Carla

Kim K. said...

You continue to amaze me, Gwen. I couldn't do it. Your strength is powerful. Hugs.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Welcome Little One..
They just want them to start their lives off right..
and you are the one..
HUGS..
Have fun..
Love ya girly..

Leslie said...

Oh.My.Word.

Yep, He absolutely perks up when we say "never again". I have learned this myself! Ever hear the saying, "You'll eat those words!" Kind of the same thing except I know y'all will be eating this baby up from the moment you receive this child! How you do it is beyond my comprehension!!!

BTW, I still have a few baby things if you ever have a need. I really do not know why but they are here nonetheless! ;)

Lori said...

Oh my gosh! This is unreal! Welcome baby to a wonderful loving sweet family!!!

Brenda said...

absolutely amazing!!

Janeen Jordan said...

Gwen, I have two cribs if you need one. Never say never dear friend. He has the right person for this service. Prayers coming your way for the time you will have this new little one.

Jewels of My Heart said...

Oh, Gwen.... what a beautiful reflection of Jesus you are. Isn't God amazing how He gently places something (or someone) in our path and equips our heart, mind, and hands to say, "Yes, Lord..." I know if it were me it would definately take the grace and strength of the Lord to let the little one go when the time came... How lovely it must be to be the hands and mouthpiece of the Lord for these little ones...
I will be praying.
Love,
Daleea

Jill said...

Gwen - wow! Praising God for you willingness to be His hands and feet until His blessing is matched with her forever family.

Praying for all the details and days to come!

Love,
Jill

Diane said...

I'm speechless:) No words here, just kind of smiling and wondering what God is up to with you!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!

GO TEAM...GO!!!

Diane and family said...

Smiling so BIG here....and so excited, that I may have even commented twice!!!

Seriously Lord...again??? I think He may be telling you something, Gwen!!!!!

GO TEAM....GO!!!!

Let us know who we are praying for and what your need is on any particular day...and it will be SO done!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so pleased with your willingness to accept the challenges God provides to you. You are a great example to your friends and a solid witness for Him.

Love,
Angela W

Steffie B. said...

You are just an amazing woman.....keep us posted....the tribe will be praying for you and your sweet angel.

Hugs,
Steffie

Heather said...

Back on that prayer chain you go, girlie:)

ANd this little one, how wonderful, what a treasure to spend time in your presence, to be prayed for and loved unconditionally.

We will be holding you all in our hearts and prayerfully in our thoughts.

Peace and joy,
Heather

Kelly said...

I will be praying for you all dear friend. Love you.

Michelle said...

God has given you so many gifts, Gwen, and this is one!! Praying that this child finds a loving home and that the mom finds peace and self-forgiveness.

Linda Cumby said...

You took such good care of my Elly (Ally Kat) so I am CERTAIN you will do wonderful things with this little one...You amaze me! Thank you for your faithfulness to our God! linda

Leigh Ann said...

What a wonderful adventure and blessing for all of you...praying that you get some sleep sometime:P

Love you!

Kristin said...

Wow. I am in awe. I wouldn't have the strength to do what you do. My prayers are with you all and the new little one.

Catherine said...

Oh Gwen! What a precious job God has for you. Caring for His little ones as they await their forever families. Praying for you as you do the interim care that is oh so important in these little ones lives. What an awesome priviledge you offer us to pray for your family and for this baby girl too. Praying for you...

Kathi said...

God obviously has plans for the Oatsvalls! He knows your heart so well. You also amaze me, cuz I don't think I could ever do that, either (just b/c I get so attached SO fast). I know they're borrowed, but I wouldn't get rid of the baby stuff...you guys are meant to do this; I'm positive of that (your SW obviously knows that, too)

Tammy Comer said...

Gwen,
I will be praying for this wonderful blessing coming to your home! I just wanted to let you know that your story is so uplifting to me. I go to FBC-Smyrna, and you look so familiar I am sure I have seen you at church! We are adopting from China and our paperwork finally leaves our hands for China Monday. It has been such a long journey all ready and to be able to read these amazing stories just makes me even more excited to bring our little girl home.
Thank you for sharing!

Tammy Comer- www.madiecomer.blogspot.com