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Thursday, December 22, 2011

BIG NEWS ... My Christmas Wish !!!



As many of you know ADOPTION is constantly on my heart  ... As I feel the tug to adopt again and God has given me no direction, I just wait ... Scott and I talk about it and he has been saying it is not time ... I respect his voice, his heart, and his leadership as head of our home ... I will admit this time the conversations are sweeter and less stressful than they were for the last 4 adoptions (hee hee - what a relief)  ... We are not flying blindly in the world of adoption - we know agencies, social workers, understand medical challenges, extra costs, older children, special needs, different cultures, how to manage a household w/ large numbers, the routine of CHAOS, and so much more ... THE BIGGEST CHANGE IS THE FULL UNDERSTANDING OF THE LORD ... What he calls our family to do, to stand up for, and to share with others ...

Without telling me Scott began buying 1 lottery ticket each time he buys gas (so perhaps 3 a month = $3) and he said he threw out a fleece to the LORD that if he wanted us to adopt right now then we needed to win the LOTTERY ... So after the adoption topic came up again, Scott shared with me his FLEECE ... I will admit that I giggled ... Most would probably think if that is the ONLY chance you have of adopting then you should be discouraged or upset, but for me it was a beacon of light ...

I know that each time Scott buys a ticket he is thinking of adoption and God will take those moments to direct him in the way our family should go ... I am waiting patiently this time and allowing God to bring this to Scott's heart and mind without me having to pursue it  ... It is ALWAY ABOUT GOD'S PLAN and never mine ... It is always about GOD'S TIMING and never mine ... It is ALWAYS ABOUT BRINGING GLORY TO THE FATHER and never to ourselves ...

I understand the pressures of a father to provide for his family - 6 kids, teacher's salary, lots of medical, and food alone takes a lot of funds, but GOD MAKES IT WORK everyday in our home (we have never been with out thanks to so many blessings)  ... I will wait on the LORD and my sweet sweet husband ... My heart and arms are open to more children ... It will be fun to watch how God turns the pages of our story ...

Merry Christmas to everyone ... May the LORD shine through you and be a light to others !!!




8 kind words.:

mamamargie said...

You are so right to wait on the Lord. God has put that tug on your heart. I don't know for what purpose it is there, but, rest assured, He will show you in His perfect time.

Diane and family said...

I knew there was something special about Coach Scott Oatsvall when you were in China bringing Maggie home, he laid down everything of him for you and his precious family!! Now, that is an amazing Father....can't wait to watch your blog in the days to come:)

Merry Christmas, sweet Gwen to you and your Blessed Team!!

Erika said...

What a sweet and precious story! Thanks for sharing - and every time I see a lottery sign I'll now think of you guys and praying for you!

Erica said...

Love it!!!

EmilyElla said...

I have the same Christmas wish!! Don't know where the funds are going to come from, just praying that God will provide them.

Merry Christmas, Gwen!

Lesley said...

Awesome! As a family of 7 we get comments all the time..like people think we are a circus act for having 5 children. They are such a gift from God...it's hard to understand how so many people don't get that. God bless your family!

suzanne said...

woooohooooo!!! LOVE being on this crazy journey with you sister!

Shauna said...

Love your heart. Thank you for sharing!