Tag Archives: God

He is in Control

25 Aug

So, things have been rather up and down and all around lately.

About a week or so back, we had gotten news that mom and dad might be going to Ukraine as early as September 4th, and started nearly bouncing off the walls trying to get everything all planned out before then.

I personally was excited and nervous, but was reminded of how long we’ve been praying for God’s perfect timing in this adoption. If this was when it was going to be, then that was the perfect timing, and we could trust that, trust Him.

But then, a few days later, we got another message. There were problems with some of the paperwork that hadn’t been spotted before. It would have to be redone, and due to the time it would take to get those papers signed and sent again, other paperwork was going to expire and have to be redone as well. :/

Suddenly, we’re back to having no idea what the timing will be.

Despite all of this, I continue to remind myself that there is one thing that we always can depend on:
God is in control. He is. Even when we have no idea what’s going on, He has it all in His hands.

~thisbigsister

“Oh Look At The Time!”

8 Jun

~ Just a short post, inspired by some thoughts I had this afternoon. ~

As the days continue to flow by, as the clock ticks ever on, one question that is always being asked: “When?”.

Right now, one “when” that’s often in our minds is, “When do we get to bring Yuri, Viktor, and Christina here?”.

Thankfully, we don’t need to worry about it, and we can instead bring that question often to God, trusting Him and His timing, but even so, I know I still catch myself thinking and planning, actually wasting the current moments, while thinking of those to come.

So what if we just loved each other in the now?

Loving God, and loving others…. on these two hang ALL the rest. Time could cease to exist, and yet still, Love.

 

~ thisbigsister

“Adoption Auction”

9 Oct

Not much is happening with the adoption currently – at least not at our end – though I’ve been hearing Russian words used in normal conversation more frequently. (Not exactly sure what they all mean yet though. 😛 )

It’s been interesting to me having all these people giving money, time, and/or knowledge to help us in this process. Many I wouldn’t have even thought to tell, but the internet has allowed us to share Yuri’s story with, basically, the world. 🙂

Mom started a silent auction page (which now has over 400 members) on Facebook, and we’ve received quite a few donations to sell. God truly is providing.

Here’s a link to the silent auction page, if anyone’s interested.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/507440966012869/

~thisbigsister