Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Guidance and prayer...

It has been a wonderful summer in every way! Two new daughters joined our family! Five of us went to China to get them and welcome them into our family! Everyone of us seemed to be happy, productive and enjoyed our summer!

The fall is upon us - especially since we live in the north! Cooler temps will arrive soon (notice no exclamation mark).

Big brother Matt is pursuing his dream to live in Colorado- although we will miss him terribly, we are happy for him!

Katie has her very own 4th grade classroom- she is excited for the school year to start on Tuesday!! She has moved to a new place that she loves and plans to keep it clean (wink, wink)!!

Billy's job is going well, he is enjoying it and learning so much! He will hopefully get a chance to golf and spend more time with friends this fall.

Mark's study abroad is a go!! Turks and Caicos did not have a direct hit and damage from the hurricane is minimal! PTL

Johnny has started school. He is a junior this year. The high school soccer season is in full swing and he is loving every minute of it!

Hubby is busy with work. He loves his job but it is demanding of his time. He does such a good job balancing work and family. We are all so thankful for that- everybody loves Dad and they all need him no matter how old they are (even if they are 4 yrs old or 52 yrs old)!

I have already shared a lot and often, regarding our girls- so no news is good news there!

As for me... I have a lot on my mind and a lot on my plate. I am in the process of trying/praying to figure it all out. It is all good but I do believe that too much good can equal bad... so we have some decisions to make. Our challenges are not all adoption related- and in the scheme of things are small but time consuming...

As I think back on the dream and the mission I wonder how am I doing? Am I doing what God has intended? Am I doing what he would consider a good job? Am I being faithful to his plan for us?

Many prayers need to be said... Many issues need to be thought through...

Guidance is prayed for and needed...

11 comments:

Lori said...

Bless your heart! I will continue to pray for you, friend.

quilt-n-mama said...

Praying for you my friend, that God will make His desires and will known!
Blessings,
gayly

Sally-Girl! said...

I know and love your heart and I know these issues in which you speak. You have been at the top of my prayer journal since we last spoke. I am asking God to give you clarity and direction as you pursue Him and for you to allow God to take the lead in your current dance!

Love you!!

michellermyers said...

Mrs. Jean - you don't know me, but my name is Michelle. I have been following your blog from sometime after I came across it on my friend's page (Sleepless in Thomasville). I started following her blog when they started their journey to another earthly angel. You are such an amazing, Godly woman. I feel like I know you (I know that may sound wierd) and have enjoyed following your "love" story and the amazing things God is doing in your life! Thanks for all the love you give to the ones God has sent for you to care for hear on earth. God Bless, Michelle

Shonni said...

I will be praying also!!

Mom Of Many said...

Sweet friend, You are such a treasure and I love you and I love your heart. No doubt there are many things that have to be prayed through and I am one of the many praying for you and all the decisions. And if you ever need to bounce some stuff off another old lady...you've got my number?! xo

susieloulou said...

This quote from Steve McVey reminded me of you :-)
"Our lives are nothing less than an expression of our Triune God, pouring out His love through us like the water shooting out of a fire hydrant. His goal is to soak everybody with the awareness of His Agape and He intends to do that through you, His favorite instrument to use for such a task."

Stand back from Jean if you don't want to get soaked!!!

Pam said...

Please know I am praying for you, friend.

Serving the King said...

Joining you in prayer for your discernment to hear what He is speaking to you! As long as you are on His road, with His map, you are headed the right direction. Blessings friend!

Karin said...

I am confident that God will give you the guidance and wisdom you need because you are seeking Him and listening for His answer.

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

PRAYING!