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Friday, September 11, 2009

SO AMAZINGLY HAPPY AND SO DESPERATELY JEALOUS

Let me be honest and say I am overjoyed for Suzanne, who just landed in Uganda and will be holding her sweet angel Josie Love tomorrow morning ... You can follow her journey here JOININGTHEJOURNEY.BLOGSPOT.COM   .... I know Katie is excited to have her there along w/ her mother (Mary Pat) ... BUT LET ME CONFESS I AM BEYOND JEALOUS .... I just want the call to come that says COME get your children, COME hug Joseph and Daisy, COME touch the faces of those you have fallen head over heals in love with, COME see Jesus in the street child of Uganda, COME walk alongside Katie and feed the Karomajongs, COME walk hand in hand with Daisy and Joseph down the streets of Jinja to get a milkshake, COME hear praise and worship of over 400 children in Katie's yard, COME fall in love with a country in desperate need, yet joyful in the Lord's provisions for them and so much more ... I take my phone in to each room as I move about the house (yes, it goes to the bathroom with me) just in case Amani calls .... I am not sleeping AT ALL and my heart is just aching ... God's timing is perfect and I am clinging to that fact, but it doesn't change my heart's desire that wants His timing to be my timing .... I know many of you out there have the same desire for their own WAIT.


Please pray for Suzanne, Mike, Dana, Renee, and Mary Pat while they are in Uganda and follow along on their amazing journey ...

Love You All and off to try and find some chocolate in my house to drown my happy/sad heart !!!!

15 kind words.:

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

I just know that it is soooo hard to wait! Praying for your phone call to come soon- Please Lord- your children need you!!!!

Shonni said...

Yes, I so understand...waiting for 10/19 court date and praying for approval so that our little guy can come home!!!

The Ferrill's said...

Oh Gwen! I wish I was closer, I'd come eat some chocolate with you honey!!!!!!!! I am only two hours away! ;)
I'm praying for that blessed peace for you. And rest. Someone once told me to "let God's perfect timing be His perfect gift to you". I loved that.
I'm going to pop over to Suzanne's blog and pray for them right now!
Much love,
Laine

Jenn in GA said...

oh hon. i get this post on many levels. i so wish you had been able to go with her to see all you want to see, and to get your kiddos.

hang in there and be encouraged. JESUS is fathering your children until you can get your hands on them.

love ya

Kim said...

Oh Gwen! Thank you for being so real! Please know that through your happiness/sadness I see Beauty. The longing is so great because the Love is so great.
...and I see in you, the Glory of my King...
I will dig around for some chocolate and share!

Diane said...

I am so excited for sweet Josie Love....for Josie's Mama, Suzanne:) ....but, YAY...I am SUPER excited that another sweet baby girl gets to see her Mama.....Katie!! I am thrilled to read that in your post!!! Made my night...going to bed happy:) Love you, Gwen!!! Thanks for the happy news update...knowing your wait is hard, and, loved reading what all you will do when you are in Uganda....can you imagine....you will really have your blessed time there...really you will!! Now, I'm smiling because, well, girl, you are going to Uganda,soon,you will have your turn...dreams really do come true!! YAY!!

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

Sending UBER size hugs and prayers!

Trusting God to provide you with an answer in His perfect timing and knowing your blessings will be home SOON!

Love,
Jill

KT said...

enjoyed our time together today.

I do hope you get to travel soon...I know it will all work out but I also know it is soooo hard to wait when we have those precious faces in our head! Can't wait to watch God pour his love on you as you travel to bring your children home. His grace is gonna go with you and be there in a way that only he can do!

Choc. is on it's way soon...

Jewels of My Heart said...

Oh, how happy and how very sad....
oh, how I feel your pain....
You are so close my friend and one day very soon you will be walking down the roads of Uganda with your little miracles holding your hands.
Until then Jesus holds them in His loving arms.....
just as I must remind myself that He has my babies when I feel so overwhelmed by the impossibility of it all....
God's speed....
I am praying...

Kim said...

Oh how I wish I could drop off some chocolate for you! Instead I will be lifting you all up in prayer from Hong Kong!
Love & Blessings,
Kim

Brian and Mandy Harvey said...

Gwen (Mike's sister here) you took the words (and perhaps the chocolate) right out of my mouth :-)

Brian and Mandy Harvey said...

Gwen, (Mike's sister here) you took the words--and perhaps the chocolate--right out of my mouth :-) Waiting with you.

Blessed Mom of Four, Now Five said...

Sweet Gwen,
I know your heart...to hold your precious children. We waited so long for our Ellie, after seeing her face, and our paperwork was lost in China. I know what it's like to carry a phone EVERYWHERE, the disappointment when it doesn't ring, the mixed emotions as you see others go to get their children and you still wait.

I am super excited that Katie gets to see her Mama.

And, your post makes me want to go to Uganda to see Katie, to walk with her and Jesus, to see the LORD's work there, to love on the children there.

Praise the LORD, He is moving hearts to action for the fatherless,
Robbie

Abbie said...

hag in there! i'm praying for you...it's all in God's hands!

Love,

Abbie

Auntie Amanda said...

I've felt that ache, but not quite to the extent of a mother... hope you find some peace in knowing that your day is coming soon. Love you!