Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Don't Give Up! The Best Is Yet To Come!

It was an honor to pray for you! Thank you for leaving your prayer requests!
It was right where God wanted me- on my knees for others. I will continue to pray for you and will be doing the post again in the future!

I started the day yesterday feeling refreshed and ready to go! It felt so good to be home with our girls and they reacted completely appropriately to us in the morning. I had prepared myself for a distant look and cranky feelings on their part but they appropriately missed us, had a great time with Katie and Karen and still looked at us as their Momma and Daddy- whew! This was a test run for China and it went well!

We started school at our usual time and although the reentry went great, school was a challenge. Emma has her good days and her not so good days. On the not so good days she looks at my face with a blank stare. The only words out of her mouth is the parroting back of what I have just said to her or she is silent. My heart sunk and once again I had to remind myself that she is learning so much in everyday life. She is doing so well in so many ways. Academics will just have to wait a bit longer. They can be sprinkled in but not the main focus of her school.

Ellie is learning. It is slow and yesterday was one of the slow days but she has problem solving skills and will catch on in time!

I realize that Anna learns best when moving! She learns very quickly but sitting for long periods of time with a pencil in hand is just not her thang!

Discouragement was entering into my head- All day I kept trying to pray away those feelings. 

In the evening we went out for dinner at a Chinese restaurant. We have been going to this same restaurant for 28 years- since they first opened. They love our children- all of them!
I said a little prayed as I opened my fortune cookie and this is what it said!


You may think I'm a little off but honestly- I see God in everything! And this little fortune was meant for me!

What wonderful words and how true!

If you are feeling discouraged - I am guessing these words are meant for you, too!


Tesseraemum said...

Thanks! I needed that. We are still sickly. Liv has strep, Audrey is still not well and I am slipping. Everyone is whiney.
We really need a beach vacation!!
The pic of Emma is so pretty,btw!!

I had a fortune cookie the other day that said "you will soon visit the orient." Really!!!

Anita said...

Thank you so much for praying for us Jean! I, too, think the Lord uses all things to speak to us and those were words of encouragement to my spirit today.

Glad to hear of your refreshing time away and happy faces upon your return! :) HUGS!

bstheis said...

I love your encouraging words! I will claim the fortune cookie too then, and I am with you God IS in everything! We just have to look:) jennifer

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Sophie said...

Thanks for your prayers Jean, your a great person!

I love how you see God in everything

Susan A said...

Thank you so much for sharing this, Jean... what you shared was awesome come to think of it.

He's speaking to me through you, encouraging me. I will do a blog post about it one day when the best have come, and I can truly say His hand was in all what He was showing me. It is a walk of faith (what I'm going through) at this moment.

I'm gonna bookmark this! :)

Susan A said...

P.S. that's a beautiful photo of Emma by the way!! loved her smile :)

Wendy said...

Hello Jean,
I loved your last post. When we received our referral for our daughter, I was at work and we ordered Chinese. My fortune cookie made the comment about good things coming your way, just say yes. I remember thinking, God even works through fortune cookies.
He gets His message across, ANY WAY he can!!!
Have a fun day with the girls!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful picture of Emma. I feel it capture the true spirit of her - Jesus in her soul just waiting to bud forth.

You're doing a great job.

Remember, the best IS yet to come!