Friday, September 30, 2011

First ever speaking engagement!!

I am so delighted to be doing my very first speaking engagement for a truly wonderful organization called MEND. It stands for Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death. There are several chapters across Texas, Oklahoma, and even my home state of Arkansas!

I will be speaking for the chapter in Houston, TX! I was so excited to take a plane ride, by myself. And walk into my hotel room, by myself. Eat dinner, by myself. Have breakfast tomorrow, by myself. I think you get the point.

I am speaking about grief and loss and the perspectives that I have gained as a result of going through those losses. I'll mostly be sharing Molly's story and about how her precious little life drew me closer to the heart and throne of Jesus.

Pray with me that the power of the Holy Spirit will speak through me and use me as a tool to share the hope and grace of Jesus Christ to those who do not know Him. That it would not be me that they hear, but instead the gentle nudge of the Holy Spirit beckoning their hearts towards Him. I am just so humbled and in awe that I get to do this.

Woo hoo!! I am super excited and probably will be really nervous come tomorrow. I hope I can sleep, but if not, oh well! I'll sleep great tomorrow! :)

Friday, September 16, 2011

I do not envy people with office jobs!

I have just spent my second full day in a leather office chair, around a conference table, watching slides go by rather slowly and listening to various people talk and talk some more. I have been away from my twin girls both days and am ready to be a mom again.

I am exhausted. Both mentally and physically. Thankfully, it's the weekend.

To put it plainly, these classes are part of our journey towards adoption. They are required for international adoption. For a few years now, both Jacob and I have been praying and seeking God’s will for our family. We have wanted to adopt for some time and it seems that God is working alongside us and directing us as we work towards that goal. And we are really excited about this!

I’m sure this will feel like such a tease, but for now that is all that I have to share. We don’t have any particulars in place, no specific child we have chosen, not even where we will be adopting from has been decided.

We will share more as we know more.

For now, we covet your prayers for us as a family. Your prayers mean a lot and we look forward to sharing more soon.