Sunday, May 27, 2012

Psalm 27:1

So a lot is still up in the air for us right now. It seems like as soon as we get something figured something else changes. We keep being brought back to square one. Even if things start to go right with so much that has happened it almost feels like we are waiting for the other shoe to fall. I can't go into a lot of details right now but I can say that we are really having to trust God with everything right now. It has been quite the week. At the start of the week I chose Psalm 27:1 as the memory verse for this week for my summer school class. "The Lord is my light and my salvation- whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life- of whom shall I be afraid?" I keep reminding myself that God is in control. He is the one we need to put our faith in.

One thing I can tell you is that we turned in our application to become foster parents. We went to an orientation about a week and a half ago. We have been praying and we feel that this is the direction God is leading us. It is a long process and we have just completed step 2. So we will see where this journey take us. I am excited and a little scared. So much has been going wrong. I really do not want my heart to get broken and that is definitely a possibility with going this route. But I keep reminding myself of that verse and trusting God to take care of it. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Doing Alright in AK

So it has been awhile since I wrote. We have been really busy and are enjoying the sunshine up here. The sun rises around 5:45AM and sets around 10:00PM. We will continue to get more sunlight until the summer solstice in June. A lot of the snow has melted and there have been days that we've been comfortable in just a tee shirt and jeans. Its been nice enough that we bought flip flops for this summer.

Something happened this week that caught me a little off guard. I was helping out in the kindergarten room and the kids started asking me questions. It started with are you a teenager or grown up? I kind of laughed at that one. Then they asked if I was married and if I had kids. I said I was married but didn't have any kids. This inevitably led to why aren't you a mom? One of the little girls told me that I should be a mom because I would be a good one. Normally those conversations lead me to tears. I don't handle the why aren't you a mom question well. This time, however, for the first time I did not cry. I did not even get upset. I just felt a rush of peace. I know that God knows the answer to that question and when it is time then it will happen. I just have to wait and enjoy my wonderful life in the meantime.

I just wanted to write and let everyone know that we are doing well up here. We do have a couple of big things possibly happening so we can still use some prayer though. I promise to update when anything is finalized. Below are two pictures from our hike at Thunderbird Falls two weekends ago.  We had a blast.