Monday, February 21, 2011

Can I Pray For You?

I'm missing our girls! Can't wait to get home!
Katie loves photography and took this pic over the weekend!
I absolutely love it!
things are going well at home- thank you Jesus!

We are supposed to come home late tonight. Praying that our flight does not get cancelled. All the flights home yesterday were cancelled due to weather. It's still snowing today.

I love the power of prayer! I am feeling much more peaceful. I think control will always be an issue with me - I am a problem solver and often want to get things done... now! 

Praying that my heart is in line with HIS!

Can I pray for you?
If so, please let me know by leaving a comment.


Susan A said...

That's such a beautiful photo!! :)

Yes please, could you pray that I will not just know about Jesus, but know Him personally, too.

Thanks :))

Dardi said...

That picture is precious!

Your last post struck a cord with me, so yes, you can pray for me. I have been struggling with restlessness a lot. With our most recent adoption, I felt peace for the first time in many years like maybe this was it. And now, that restless feeling is back & I'm trying to figure out if it's me or the Lord nudging my heart again.

I enjoy seeing your family evolve as it's very similar to ours with 5 bio kiddos, some entering adulthood. Hope you have an uneventful trip home!

jane said...

thank you so much for sharing your blog & you family! you are such an inspiration! we too have a large family 4 adult bio boys & 3 treasures from china. i too feel a strong nudge from god to adopt again but have a very RH. maybe some prayers is just what he needs to feel gods nudge to!

Thank you


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Janet and Kevin said...


So nice you three had a nice get-away! Hope the weather cooperates so you can get home soon!

I love the picture your oldest daughter took of her sisters. So sweet!

We could use prayers to speed our CIS I-800A approval along. I hear it is taking a longer time right now. Need to get Sophia home before she turns 8 - that will be October!!

Hugs to you,

Janet and gang

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Annie said...

Hi Jean,
Thanks so much for your offer of prayer. Today feels like a day that it would be good to have someone pray for me. Not just for me, but for my son who is 29. He has a health problem that has the possibility to be very serious, I'm praying it will be easily corrected. Please pray for healing, for getting into the doctor sooner and for him to have peace and turn to God for guidance. I have a heavy heart due to this situation and also for others in my family. I so enjoy your blog and Linny's too. You are living a dream I have had since I was a young girl. I thought I'd be able to adopt one day, but it doesn't look like my husband is willing to do so. I'm praying though, for a change and/or for my acceptance of this loss if it is not to be. Thank you for your prayers. Mine are coming for you and your family as well. Oh how I identify with you in your quest to not take control, you aren’t alone there. We’ll just have to keep praying and listening!

Tesseraemum said...

Thanks for this!
I will be praying for the others also...
Please pray for our health and finances.
Everyone has been sick and even the dog started coughing and gagging last night. I need a good nights sleep and a nice beach vacation while we're at it!
I lost my at home typing job last fall and it has been a struggle the last few months. I was offered a seasonal job that I would love but it is more hours than I was planning. (Not that the $ wouldn't be great but with 3 kids and all that goes along with them I don't know how I would swing it.)I can't put my finger on it, but it doesn't seem right. I don't want to pass up a great opportunity and be wrong either. Yikes! Thanks Sheri

Freedom Hollow Farmgirl said...

Hi Jean thank you so much for offering to pray for me. Yes yes yes, will you pray that my husband's heart be broken for the orphan. He's placed our adoption on hold. I am trying to be patient and the God move him...not my nagging.


Cari said...

I love that picture of the girls, and I continue to pray for your family. Please pray for Sami's cl/cp surgery on Wednesday {this was rescheduled from the 9th because of her reaction to the anesthesia}. I'm still feeling tired from having the flu last week, so I need an extra boost of energy to get through this week to take care of Sami's post surgery. Thanks Jean!

Becky said...

That is such a beautiful picture of your girls! And thanks for your transparency in your last post. Because I am a planner and problem solver by nature, I also tend to need gentle reminders that God's plans are always perfect and my "perfect" plans, or so it seems in my mind, often times are not. Thanks for sharing. Becky

Mom to my China Posse said...

I would LOVE you to pray for us and God knows just what I am praying about. Thanks

Shonni said...

That is one beautiful picture!!!
Yes, please pray for the funds needed for the adoption!
And for us to glorify Him in what we do as a family!
Thank you,
And I will be praying for you also!
loves to you friend,

Jerry and Christy said...

Please pray that our adoption agency will approve our homestudy. They received it on the 10 of this month. I would so like to be moving forward on the next step. We do have a deadline for our paperwork to be in.
thank you,

Holly said...

My prayer request is for a little boy I'd like to call "Peter" who is in China waiting to be claimed as a chosen SON. I would love to be his Mommy, but it appears that door is closed to me, so I am begging God to open just the right set of doors so that the Family HE has planned will be able to get to Him in a timely manner :)

Faye Verquer said...

Yes you sure could! I was going to email you but i will post it here instead!

My Dad was hospitalized last week due to breathing issues and was sent home later in the week with oxygen, this makes us worried that each day is numbered at this point. Please pray for strength and healing.

My 10 year old son who has diabetes now has strep throat and is doing very bad. He has spiked very high fevers and is feeling awful, please pray for healing and a fast recovery.

Thank you and I love the new picture!

Sophie said...

Oh my those girls are absolutely gorgeous, you are so lucky to have your Katy!
How sweet of you to extend prayer with such limited time, God bless you Jean.
If you could pray for our adoption Jean, we've hit so many road blocks this time, but still trusting God.
Praying for you and your family

Anonymous said...

Dearest Jean - you are just the best. Your blog brings so much love and inspiration to my heart. I'm thankful you were able to have a few days away, and my prayers for your safe travels on your way home. The picture of your girls is beyond beautiful...they are priceless treasures. Yes-Yes-Yes, I would appreciate your precious prayers very much. Some very serious and frightening issues going on in my family. Your prayers are appreciated so very much. As I read everyone's comments above - I am in tears. We all have such struggles and worries. We know our God is able. I have added everyone to my prayer list. I am praying without ceasing. I am holding your family, and all above in this thread, so closely to my heart in prayer, love, and support. My Love, Lynne

Jennifer said...

Jean, your post about restlessness struck a cord with me also. I will pray and prepare my heart along with yours. As the Lord leads...

Thanks for the privilege to ask for prayer. Ours is the expedition of our paperwork to bring our little guy home from China. Every day counts for him. Our I800A will be going mid March and out dossier has to be in China by mid May.

Thanks for praying.

Blessings on your family.

Anita said...

I am soooo behind on my bloggy friends and come here tonight to catch up and find you asking if you can pray for me? Oh absolutely my friend! First thought...that picture is gorgeous of your girls. The B&W is perfect!! :) Sooo glad you were able to get away with your hubby. What a blessing!

So prayers for us....we're holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Thursday and praying for God's financial blessing on it for Kaleb's adoption. Would love prayers for it and for the remaining funds needed. Thank you so much, Jean!

Praying for you, too, for that sweet peace of our Lord to settle into your spirit as you wait on Him. HUGS!

Jen said...

Hi Jean,
First, I've been meaning to send you an email. I appreciate your blog so much and all that you share with us. It inspires and challenges me and also brings me great joy. Thank you.

Second, I related so much to your last post and I've been praying for the Lord to give you peace as I've been asking for it myself. I know that we will adopt, but can't start our ppwk till this fall and it's driving me nuts! I want to start NOW. I want to bring home my children NOW. I don't even know who they are yet, but God knows and I'm struggling to leave it to Him as His plan is so much better than mine. I know that intellectually, but my heart is breaking. So, I can use prayers for God to calm my heart and give me peace.

Safe travels home.

Jerry and Christy said...

Thank you for the prayers our homestudy was approved today. That was surely God.