Sunday, December 14, 2008

hummm... just some random thoughts..

Well, I have to admit that I have been out of the blogging loop for the last few weeks.... why you might add??? well, am I going to lay my heart out here... or just brush it all off... ummm.... I'm not sure...

well, I haven't posted since before Thanksgiving... not on purpose really, but just that I didn't take the time... I had the entire week of Thanksgiving off from work... which as awesome... and my brother, Phil and I re roofed my mom's entire house for her... OMG (oh my gosh!) Just typing it makes my knees and back ache!!!! ouch! It was a good week.. and I'm SO thankful we were able to do it for her.. cause we saved her about $5000.00 in labor... so it was VERY worth it!

Phil took the next week off as well, and he spent some time seeking God and really spent some good time in God's presence... I am so proud of him for being obedient to God and going away and seeking him! I am so blessed....
I wanted to do a I'm thankful for list for a Thanksgiving post.. but, since I missed Thanksgiving without a post... well, I guess I'll skip it..
but, I am so thankful for my Jesus, my husband, my girls, and my family!

I have been VERY busy in fundraisers...
we did 3 craft fairs in a row... 3 Saturdays in a row... we've done 3 teacher luncheons, we've sold poinsettias and we have the cookbooks still for sale.. we've made several several hundred dollars in the past few weeks and are so thankful for God continuing to bless our adoption financially. The account is just slowing increasing.. Thank you Jesus!!!

on top of all the fundraisers we've been doing.. I am also helping with the Musical at our church... which we are really excited about... it's going to be cute... I'll post pictures after the production! My girls are cheerleaders and are SO excited!

ok.. so honestly though, I have just avoided getting online... I felt that I needed to get my focus off the blogs, the other families who are traveling (whom I am so excited for!) and focus on my Jesus and my family... The holidays will be over before we know it... and I want my girls to have such sweet fond memories of this Christmas.... not Mama being sad because their brothers aren't here yet... Phil and I have been doing a good job of not focusing on it.. however it's really hard sometimes! In my own personal thoughts I think of the children in Kaz almost continually... and of all the millions of babies and children around the world, who are alone this Christmas... my heart breaks! I just thank the Lord that there are families who are willing to be his hands extended here on earth and open their lives and hearts to a baby or child who needs it! So, my hat is off to all you adoptive parents out there... who are trying to get to your babies, or who are already home and safe and sound... on behalf of all the babies and orphans in the world.. Thank you.... thank you thank you!!

and, just fyi... I have a couple hundred cookbooks still for sale.. if you are interested... please e-mail me... or see the info. on the right of the blog...

Blessings Always,
Lanetta

5 comments:

Jennifer M said...

Oh Lanetta, I know how you are feeling. The Christmas while I was waiting, I was miserable. I just knew my baby girl was born (it was just a feeling I had), and all I could picture was her lying in her crib all alone while we were half a world away celebrating and being merry. It seemed so wrong to me, even though I knew the reason for celebrating is ALWAYS valid. Then of course every time Third Day's "Merry Christmas" or Stephen Curtis Chapman's "All I Really Want for Christmas" came on the radio, I cried like a baby. SCC's song still makes me cry every time I hear it.

My heart goes out to you and all the people waiting. The Christmas season always seems to the hardest as you know a piece of your heart is thousands of miles away even if you don't quite know who holds it.

Despite the wait, I hope you, your husband, and your girls have a wonderful season together.

Jill (& Bob) said...

Glad to finally hear from you again! Your boys will be home in God's timing. I know that doesn't make it easier right now but when they are with you, the timing will be perfect! Enjoy your precious girls and have a blessed Christmas!

Becki Stone said...

Oh I'm right there with you! In fact there has been a blog post running through my head that is very close to what you have just wrote! Focus on the girls and the blessings of your family this Christmas, and like you said on my blog, we'll have our boys by next Christmas- I can feel it!! :)
Hugs!

Corinne said...

Thinking of you!Like you,I am trying to focus on all the blessings we have and remember God knows our hearts and desires.When we have done all we can we must put our trust in him despite how very difficult it is to wait patiently!!I know this is a time that gives us an opportunity to become closer to God. We WILL reap the rewards of our faith.Lets hang in there together!Have a very blessed holiday and know I am thinking of you. Love Ya

Jessica and Chris said...

Lanetta,
I am so very proud to know such a wonderful woman. I am in awe by all that you do and have done. You are Wonder Woman!!!!!! I pray for your babies to come home to you very soon. I love ya girl!

And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name, welcomes me!” Matt 18:5

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