Sunday, June 12, 2011

June Numbers and Choosing to be Thankful

We got our June numbers this month. We didn't move at all on the girl's list this month, so we are still at #
We actually moved back 1 on the siblings list. This can happen if someone decides to be added to another list. So this month our sibling # is:

My first emotion was that of disappointment and discouragement. Of course, I pray that we will get closer every month to our girl/s. I felt let down and sad that this was not the case this month.

But, the Lord spoke to my heart and reminded me of how much I have to be thankful for. I can choose to complain about what I don't have and how things aren't going my way or I can choose to thank God and trust in His plan for us. I am choosing to be thankful for where we are in our adoption journey. I know God will use every slow down and every bump in the road to line us up perfectly with the child or children he has for our family.

Please join us in praying for big movement in the next few months. We pray that we would not lose hope, but cling to the One who loves us and knows the plans He has for us. He is always faithful!

"Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:18


  1. That's a GREAT attitude to have!! I am brand new to your blog, but I will definitely praying for God to give you strength during this time of waiting!

  2. Love you, friend! Praying for BIG movement!

  3. I admire your attitude!!! Thanks for the reminder to be grateful. I will be praying with you this month. :)

  4. Girl, I feel the same way! Just having to trust in Him completely in this month of no movement! It's hard, but we know He has a great plan for us and our girls! Love ya!! :)

  5. Our agency doesn't keep a wait list, so we never knew exactly where we stood. I think it can be good and bad to know. The waiting is so hard! You have a good attitude.