For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.  Ephesians 2:10

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Hopelessly Out of Date

I admit it. My blog is out of date. Of all the things on my to-do list, updating the blog isn't one of them. So it has grown old and dusty.

Until now. Big things have happened in our home. Including the addition of one sweet little surprise we have named Lyza.

At 19 weeks now, she is learning and growing daily. Just this morning I was sure I heard her say "mama." And those cheeks!

Moses and Judah keep us on our toes. They are true boys. It's cars, trucks, planes, balls, *fighting*, wrestling, choo-choo trains, *arguing*, running, jumping, guns, *more fighting*. You get the picture. Never a dull moment in our home. We wouldn't have it any other way.

While I never planned on having a large family, I wouldn't change a single thing. Well, maybe just one thing...........

You see, we're missing one little Dominguez. One sweet little boy waiting on the other side of the world. Waiting for a mommy and daddy. Waiting for brothers and sisters. Waiting for security, comfort and help. Waiting for LOVE. He doesn't know it yet, but in just one more day, his WHOLE WORLD IS CHANGING. You see, his Daddy, my husband *sigh-I love that man!*, is on the way to get him. So is his big sister, Chloe and big brother, Max. They boarded the plane yesterday and landed safely. Tomorrow is sight seeing and a train ride. Day after tomorrow is THE DAY! I am beside myself with joy waiting to skype and see our JOSIAH. I'm not lying, I WANT to be there. I *really* want to be there. But our God, who knows better than I, had other plans this trip and my heart rests in that.

8 “But you, Israel, are My servant,
Jacob whom I have chosen,
The descendants of Abraham My friend.
9 You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth,
And called from its farthest regions,
And said to you,
‘You are My servant,
I have chosen you and have not cast you away:
10 Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

17 “The poor and needy seek water, but there is none,
Their tongues fail for thirst.
I, the LORD, will hear them;
I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.
18 I will open rivers in desolate heights,
And fountains in the midst of the valleys;
I will make the wilderness a pool of water,
And the dry land springs of water.
19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar and the acacia tree,
The myrtle and the oil tree;
I will set in the desert the cypress tree and the pine
And the box tree together,
20 That they may see and know,
And consider and understand together,
That the hand of the LORD has done this,
And the Holy One of Israel has created it.

The New King James Version. 1982 (Is 41:8-10,17–20). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

My prayer for you, Josiah, is that you would see and know, consider and understand it was the Lord our God who brought you out of the orphanage and set you in our family. His hand has done this; He has created our family!


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