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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Working and Longing and Thankful

Katie's new family picture and Suzanne feeding the children we all love !!!!
These children deserve our help !!!


I am WORKING my hiny off here to get 147MillionOrphans.com off the ground ... I want it to succeed for no other reason than I want everyone to understand the orphan crisis .... I want to feed children that Katie loves on each day and I want to give families, who feel the adoption fees are beyond their reach a since of HOPE ... People keep telling Suzanne and I that this could be BIG ... Well, what does big really mean ...If it means we feed a lot of children in Uganda, help families bring home more babies, and bring awareness where there wasn't any then BRING IT ON ... I WANNA BE BIG !!!! I am obviously LONGING for my babies in Uganda and feel a since of emptiness w/out them here, but I do trust God's perfect timing ... I am thankful for Auntie Renee and Uncle Mark ... These are two of our friends that traveled with Suzanne and Mike to just help and HELP THEY HAVE !!! They have loved on my kids, sent me pictures and video each day ... How do you say thank you for that ??? How do you say thank you for hugging, talking to, or just holding your child when you aren't there ... I am a WORKING, LONGING, and a THANKFUL woman today !!!





26 kind words.:

Renee Click said...

Gwen,
They are so cute! And I know they will be happy to be here with you all very soon!
Love,
Renee

Diane and family:) said...

Sweet pics, Gwen, not as sweet as the ones we'll see of you holding sweet baby girl, Daisy:) and sweet, Joseph, but, for today, for this very moment...just smiling at such great friends who are with your family, right now!!! Isn't God amazing?

Oh, for the day when you post your pics in Uganda...now, that will be a day of JOY!!! :) Praying and praying.....

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Seeing Joseph and Daisy's face in those photos..
Just makes me cry of joy..
I sooo can not wait to see them in your arms..
love ya girly..

3 Blessings said...

I love the pics of your cuties! I cannot wait to see pics of them in your arms.
Blessings,
Amy

LIsa K. said...

Gwen,

How beautiful are those precious shining faces. So thankful for your friends that are there being his hands and feet when you are not yet there. Those little Oatsvall kids are going to be in your forever arms so soon!! We are praying and asking the Lord to get them to you God speed. he chose them to be yours and He will continue to walk you thru this path as you hold on tightly to His hands alone!!!!

Can's wait to watch God make his ways shown before our eyes in your new launch! Praise God for directing you and Suzanne in this ministry. Looking forward to joining you in support!!

Again, we are so happy for you to get those kiddos home!

Love, LIsa K. Blm. il

LIsa K. said...

Gwen,

How beautiful are those precious shining faces. So thankful for your friends that are there being his hands and feet when you are not yet there. Those little Oatsvall kids are going to be in your forever arms so soon!! We are praying and asking the Lord to get them to you God speed. he chose them to be yours and He will continue to walk you thru this path as you hold on tightly to His hands alone!!!!

Can's wait to watch God make his ways shown before our eyes in your new launch! Praise God for directing you and Suzanne in this ministry. Looking forward to joining you in support!!

Again, we are so happy for you to get those kiddos home!

Love, LIsa K. Blm. il

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

I pray it is BIG BEYOND YOUR WILDEST IMAGINATION!!!!!! PRAISE GOD!

Kristi J said...

oh, they are so precious it hurts me!! It is BIG!!! oh, i just realized i didn't come by and get my tshirt this weekend..i'll find ya tomorrow :) kj

Kim said...

What a privilege to pray BIG alongside you!
OH ... the photos of Daisy & Joseph bring me tears of joy! I cannot wait to see the photos of them in your arms!
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,
Kim

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

Gwen,

With God it will be BIGGER than you can ever imagine. He won't do it your way or what you dreamed it might be - HE WILL DO IT TO EXCEEDINGLY GREATER!

Our GOD is an awesome GOD who loves to bless our socks off - when we put our total trust in HIM!

I love the new photo of Katie and her girls. Just gorgeous!!!!! Love the matching dresses too! How beautiful!!!!

Oh I love how God keep blessing you with photos and hearing their sweet voices!!!!!

Hugs friend from another Mom who understands!

Jill

Heather said...

Gwen,
I am stalking your site multiple times a day just waiting for the news that you are headed to your babies! Oh, how I remember the feeling of GET ME THERE!! We waited 5 months before we could go to China to get Maddie. I felt like some days I just stared at the calendar realizing that my 4-year-old was just experiencing another day w/o her Mama! You know, as much as I do, that the time WILL come and that it will be His Perfect Time! Praying today for peace and thanking God for sending some special people to love on your babies!! In Him, Heather

emily said...

Adore the new pics! You are a gift.

Jeanine said...

Praying with you for things to come together to get those babies home SOON! I can't wait to see the new website. It is going to be awesome! Hang in there!

The Fab 4 said...

Just hold on, Gwen. I know this waiting junk is for the birds. You have so many cheerleaders all over the country... wait, make that the WORLD!

Christie said...

Oh my, this made me cry...(again)

There is something about this whole project that just feels blessed!

I love what you are doing - can't wait to get my daughter home so I can find ways to help and figure out what my next project will be!

xo

Beautiful Mess said...

Hang in there! Can't wait to see what God does! Praise the Lord!

Eight Isn't Enough said...

Oh my goodness, Katie has the most beautiful family...and how about you, those children are so gorgeous, no words to describe...can't even imagine the beauty of God since we are all created in His image...thanks once again Gwen for sharing all your pictures with the rest of us. Continuing to pray that you will be there soon.

I just posted my first Memorial Box Monday...and my heart aches for you because I totally understand how you are feeling...waiting, and waiting.

..."God we know that behind the scenes you are working to prepare the path to Uganda for this family. But Lord you also understand a mama's heart and the aching that Gwen feels to hold her babies. Please Father we plead with you to work out all the details quickly. Even though Lord I know from experience that our waiting was a good thing...but God it's so hard sometimes when you just desire for your babies...we know that you work out all things for Your good and your timing...so we trust you. Please God go before this family today...and if the phone could ring this day with good news, that would be awesome! But I know that your plans are way better than I could ever think...Give this family peace and patience that can only come from you because sometimes Father we are weak in the patience department, and I'm sure Father that Gwen is the same and she trusts you, but her mothers heart is also very real because you created her to be a mom...You have placed this desire for adoption in her heart and you know how she is feeling. So even though my ways are not always your ways, we all desire for Gwen to be in Uganda. And so Father if it be your will please, please work a miracle in this situation...thank you Lord that no matter what, you are in control and we can rest in that...We pray these things in the name of your son Jesus...AMEN!!

Jewels of My Heart said...

So precious.....
Still praying..... hang in there...
yes, I too believe Jesus is going to work through your ministry to do all of those things!
I hope it becomes HUMONGOUS!
love,
Daleea

Tracy said...

priceless pics! ----------and let's talk about waiting!! ;)

mommy24treasures said...

oh I love Katie's new pic with Beautiful Patricia added in! They are all so beautiful.
OH Gwen I am praying your project succeeds and fulfills His purpose.
Love
C

Blessed Mom of Four, Now Five said...

Precious, precious photos!

redmaryjanes said...

Rock on Gwen! Keep talking, keep praying. The word is getting out. People always take notice when Eli wears his 147 million shirt and ask me about it.

The Bonner Family said...

Gwen,

I love the way you think big and the passion that you excude. It is contagious!! I'll be praying for Joseph and Daisy!!

Nina said...

god bless you in your efforts. growing up in an abusive home the litany running through my mind, always, was "pick me, pick me" just wanting someone to love and not hurt me. I wish I could help all these children. and let them know how special and loved they are.

Kelsey Lantz said...

praying praying praying that your little ones come home SOON! can't wait to officially meet you!

Adrienne said...

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