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Wednesday, March 9, 2011


"I've stood alone a million times
That's not the same as being alone
I've felt ignored, and left behind before
But that's not the same as being disowned
Open my eyes, and help me see that there's a world outside of me
I'm no different, I want to make a difference tonight
The words don't always come out right
And I don't normally cry
But you didn't see the look in her eyes
I've been shaken
From my head, on down to my toes
Lord use me, take me where you want me to go
I can't help it, my heart has been replaced with a face
I'm ready, these hands are dedicated to change
I've hurt before, but held inside
I've seen their tears, 'cause pain is something they can't hide
What makes us different?
We have a chance to listen tonight"~Hawk Nelson

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Exciting things are happening.  We have raised enough money to pay our home study fee now.  Thank you all so very much for jewelry purchases, prayer, support, and donations.  This adoption process would not be complete without your support.  Please keep praying.  There is still much of our journey left.  Much more fundraising in our future, too.  Jay received his bonus from his place of employment.  Thank you, Lord, for this unexpected blessing.  The amount was more than expected, and we hope we have been good stewards of it.  And because of this blessing we are working on writing that check for our first adoption fee. YAY!!! Still filling out paperwork for Lifeline and going to get our medical exam scheduled.  We would like to be as far down the road on our journey as we can.

There just doesn't seem to be enough minutes and hours in a day.  We get up about the same time every morning.  Once the kids are off to school and Jay goes to work the washer and dryer are started up and don't quit until long after we have went to bed.  I'm (Michelle) trying not to work so much so that our lifestyle doesn't become adjusted to the income.  We feel that it is God's plan for Michelle to be a stay-at-home-mom once JayCee comes home.

The kids have all been sick with respiratory and stomach bug.  The school police are gonna come and put us in jail if they miss too awfully much.  But we can't send them to school if they are coughing continuously or have diarrhea?

Gas is $3.29 and a gallon of milk is $5.59. WOW!!!

All we can do is pray and have faith in God.  He is our Jehovah Jirah, our provider. 

2 Chronicles 7:14 

14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.