Thursday, July 7, 2011

Just doing our part...

  

Okay, who are we kidding. 

We may compost, recycle, carpool, use cloth diapers, and have rabbits in the back that take the place of a lawn mower.

But we aren't quite that environmental.

It's just been one of those months.

You know....

That month when the water heater bursts a pipe, the car needs repaired, one AC unit needs expensive work done, then the other AC unit goes kapoot and needs replaced.  Oh, and did I mention the water softener also died?  Yeesh!*

I've heard of many a Christian family that faced excessive hardship before adopting -- just before taking a leap of faith and committing to another precious child.

Destany said it well a few days ago.

"Mom?  I don't think Satan wants us to trust God right now.  He is attacking us and trying to make us discouraged!"

Amen, sweet girl. 

But our God is stronger, more powerful. 

He is faithful.

As always, prayers for provision and protection appreciated.

2 hot & sweaty kiddos

*Note: this is why our adoption fund is separate from our everyday budget! :)

7 comments:

Rachel said...

Ouch! The a/c always seems to go when it's so hot. And I agree - there's some definite warfare going on right now as you're making this transition to adding another child. :)

hiswife518 said...

We never had a working ac when I was growing up - in house or car. I feel your pain! Fans, popsicles, and reverting to a nocturnal schedule are the way to survive! Oh, and escaping to places with ac... like the library!

Jamie said...

Wow, I have never thought about it like that (the leap of faith with adoption thing) but wow, that makes SO much sense! It's been OUT OF CONTROL with crud like that over here lately too. We've had so many things with the cars and houses and it's just been very discouraging. I'll take it as a compliment that satan feels threatened, and knows we're serious about our adoption plans :). I'm sorry it's been rough there too!!

Kim Thompson said...

I can totally relate to this Kiara! We have never had to trust God more with our finances than right now and this is when God chose to burden our hearts to adopt. We know it is no mistake though!! I will pray for you guys as well that Satan will be conquered and God will be glorified in the end!!! xoxo

Leah said...

Yuck, our AC had to be replaced while I was very pregnant Laurel. It's horrible when you're trying to make a place for a new little one and your house is an inferno. You guys can come and soak up some of our AC, if it just gets too hot.

Journeyer said...

Praying for you guys to continue to press forward in faith and to not be discouraged. Jesus is greater and stronger than anything that can come against you. Your faith is a testimony to many! :) Blessings to you guys.

Jake and Terri said...

Out of the mouths of babes! Thank you for sharing the story. We too are being tested and your daughter said what I needed to hear. Thank you for posting!

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