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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Days Away !!!

It is in these moments that I truly wonder how people survive without a faith in the FATHER ... I am walking moment by moment with Him right now ... Only 2 more sleeps till I board a plane to Uganda to see my sweet children ... I have had Joseph's picture in my heart for a year now and have simply fallen in love w/ that smile and my sweet Daisy girl has given me such peace in this journey ... Her name alone is confirmation from the Lord that we are on HIS journey ... Just in case any one is just now joining the O Team blog, I will remind you of the fundraising shirts we used for our adoption that had a DAISY flower on them !!!  AND then one day in early August, Aunt Mary calls with the news of our daughter and tells me her name is DAISY ... Just like the Father to send us confirmation on our faith journey ...

I would be so thrilled and honored if you would all send up prayers Monday night here in United States before you go to bed since we will going to court on Tuesday the 6th in Uganda ...

New 147 spring tees will be on the website end of this week and I just want to remind you that I will be touching the children these shirts feed when I go to Uganda ... This trip holds so much for me ... I will be staying w/ Katie and meeting all of my sweet nieces plus visiting, feeding, and loving on so many of the children Amazima serves ... My heart has been longing for this moment ever since I met Katie ... I am desperate to go and see all that Uganda has and to touch all that God has planted in my heart for this country ...

I will do my best to update on blog and facebook, so stay tuned as the Oatsvall Team's story continues!

147millionorphans.com
kissesfromkatie.blogspot.com
amazima.org

40 kind words.:

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

Sooo ... excited for you! Will definitely be praying!!!

Wish I could join you. I would LOVE to go meet Katie and her girls someday.


Big Hugs!

Laurel :)

TanyaLea said...

Prayers will absolutely be going up for you, not just Monday evening, but starting now! :) Praying for safe and healthy travels, and that God guides your every step. I love how Daisy got her name...definitely God-breathed!! Have a blessed trip to your babies! <><

Hugs,
Tanya

The Summers said...

so encouraging to hear about your journey...will definitely pray!

Kim said...

I am overjoyed for you Gwen. Thank you for sharing the journey with us. I can hardly wait to see them in your arms!
Miss you so! Praying for your travel mercies.
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,
Kim

La Dolce Vita said...

I'll be lifting you up in prayer from Zimbabwe! So happy for you!

Kim K. said...

I can't wait to follow your journey to bring home your sweet children. It's been a LONG time coming.

Love ya, Gwen!!

redmaryjanes said...

I am with you my dear friend. You have my thoughts and prayers. I cannot wait to see what God has in store for you on this journey. Maggie's adoption changed my heart and touched me so deeply. I know that this trip will be just as impacting.
God Bless and God Speed.

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Gwen, you know we are THRILLED for you and join you in prayer!

I can't wait to hear all the details of this amazing trip with Katie and your precious children!

Blessings and much love!!!!

Jill

Kristi J said...

i'm dying over here for ya with excitment...Soooo ready for this day too!! You better blog a lot...we'll all be on pins and needles waiting to hear from ya...kj

sallee said...

we'll pray!!
so excited to see you holding your little ones!!
blessings to you

The Byrd's Nest said...

Blanketing you in prayer!

Jodi Widhalm said...

Woo Hoo!! So excited for you and your family! Can't wait to see you with your kiddos! Hearing about your trip makes me excited for mine to get here quickly! We are now under the 2-month mark and I just can't wait. Will be praying safe travels and God's provision through the court process!

love said...

oh, gwen. tears of joy and anticipation for you!!!

i will continue praying for you and your whole family. so excited for His plan to be at this point for you. you're almost there. almost to having your babies in your arms. in their mama's arms! love you and will be fervently in prayer for you.

i'm so glad you get time with katie and the girls, too. enjoy this sweet journey. (i have NO doubt you will! praising His name the whole way!)

you are loved.

Rachel said...

Oh, I can't wait to see those babies in your arms. We'll be praying for you. I have a precious child I sponsor there with Amazima...it's exciting to know you will be there in the midst of all these who are already in your heart. Your blog friends are expecting lots and lots of pictures when you get home.

Tisra said...

God's peace, strength, and protection as you travel! I sent an e-mail a week ago to the three Amazima e-mails on their website about sponsoring children and meeting the local Amazima contacts (since we're local). Hadn't heard back and assume it's because you're getting ready for the trip of a lifetime! Maybe you'll come back with news of kids we can sponsor? Blessings to you as you collect your children and bring them HOME! Can't wait to see pictures!

Shonni said...

I am so happy for you to get to take this trip and see your loved ones soon. May the LORD bless you and be with you.

ASH said...

Oh I'm so excited for you! I pray this trip will be a sweet reunion for you and your beautiful kids! I will definitely be praying!

Beth said...

Shouts of Joy from Ohio for you! So thrilled that the day is almost here and soon...SO SOON...you will be holding your precious ones in your arms! Prayers for your safe journey and an easy transition for Joseph & Daisy. God Bless You!

Goodness and Mercy Mom said...

I'm just so excited for you that your adoption journey is almost complete and your happy ever after is about to begin. I will be praying for safety as you travel and minister in Uganda, for peace as you leave your family behind, for joy as you meet your new children, andfor favor with the government in completing your adoption.

Much Love,
Kathie

mjohnson said...

Oh Gwen, we'll be praying and cheering as you go. I can only imagine how your heart is about to burst. I'll be praying for all that you will touch while you are there. It seems that I will be going to Uganda in July to the Sonrise Baby Home, since our lives are on hold w/hubbie's job and our inability to order a hstudy for now. I can't wait to hear about your children and what God has in store for you in Uganda. Love from this sista!!!

Jenny said...

So excited for sweet Daisy to be coming home. I love that little girl with all my heart. p.s. did you see the picture of her 2nd birthday cake I tagged on facebook? More stories of that day to come.

Jenn in GA said...

your anticipation is palpable in your words, woman! i'd love to be going along with you, and i'll be checking the internet daily for updates.

what a blessing this trip will be, and i'm so stoked for you at what God is accomplishing through your obedience!

looking forward to meeting daisy and joseph in june at the amazima fundraiser!

Melinda said...

I am so excited for you! I can't believe the time has finally come for you to meet your precious babies! I will be praying your entire trip and especially next Monday evening. Can't wait to see all that God will show you on your trip. Love you!

soontobemomof9 said...

I couldn't agree more! To walk this journey without faith in GOD would be impossible! We are awaiting our 2nd trip to Bulgaria to bring our girls home, and it is SO hard. It has been over 2 months since I last held them. Every day is sad, every day my heart knows it is broken as half of it is an ocean away. But I KNOW GOD is working, and THEY will be home!!! That is all that is getting me through!

You are almost there, almost at the end of this journey and on to the journey of a lifetime as a family! Praise GOD! I am excited for you! :)

Rachel said...

Is it possible to be as excited for someone else as you would be for your own "gotcha"?! Cause I'm stinkin PUMPED for you!! Have a great trip!!! We'll be here praying and waiting to hear all the details!

Jewels of My Heart said...

OH, Gwen.... God is sooooo good! I am thankful for the answered prayers beyond words... I will be praying and I can't wait to see your babies in your arms and to see how Jesus ministers to others through you while you are in Uganda...
God's Speed,
Love you,
Daleea

Abbie said...

YAYYY!!! so exciting! I have been praying for you!

Abbie

Jim and April said...

oh how exciting! You must be busting at the seams with excitement!

Kim said...

I am sooo excited for you my friend..you are truly blessed.. I sooo cannot wait to see the kids in your arms and all the kids and babies over there that are being taken care of....
I wish you could bring me home a baby girl...
Love ya..

Diane and family :) said...

Praying :)

Kristi said...

Precious friend,
My prayers are with you and your family......every one!
We will be watching and checking in on you as we wait with anticipation! Love, hugs many prayers sent your way!

The Ferrill's said...

We've got your back, Gwen! This will be an amazing journey--certainly all God-ordained!

Praying and praying and praying some more...

Anonymous said...

YEAH!!!! I am so excited for you! What a trip this will be! I will pray to our Father in Heaven who wants to bless you and your children. It will be easy to pray in His will for these children to go home with their mommy forever! I cannot believe I will see you in Uganda! God is amazing!

Love,
Tracey

Amy said...

So excited for you!!!! Can't wait to see those precious babies in your arms! Will be praying!!

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

OOOOHHHHH---- i just can't wait for you!!! Our little Joanna is being bounced on my knee with me singing in her ear- she gets to go to see her babes- in 2 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know if week old Joanna is impressed, but I am THRILLED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PRAYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JenB said...

De-lurking to say Hi! I've recently started reading the 147 blogs and you guys are all such an encouragement to me. We are in the beginning steps of pursuing domestic adoption and I am so excited i can't stand it! Just the number 147 million makes my heart ache and I'm overwhelmed at the thought of being able to put a little dent in it.

Will be praying for your trip and court date!

Steffie B. said...

Love you sweet girl....embrace it all....the Lord will be with you! ;)

*Overflowing* said...

I have eagerly waited for this post from you! I am so excited for your sweet family! I will be praying and can't wait to see all the Lord is going to do! Blessings, stacy

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

I will be praying! What a beautiful God story!!!

Love and blessings,
Robin

Jill said...

HE sure is good at sending signs, isn't he? My daughter, Jiliang, had a name similar to mine, Jill, as well as my sister's and Mother's. We also got her file on my lucky number date: 11/06
God is Good!
Jill :)