Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Why is trusting in our Heavenly Father such a hard thing to do sometimes? It's hard not knowing the future, but truthfully, at times it is probably a lot easier not knowing. He gives us strength, hour by hour, for whatever it is that we face. We only see today, but He see's the big picture. He is in control, and yet I have such a hard time "letting go" sometimes. The fact is, I'm not in control anyways, He is. In other news, Ben's last day at the farm was Saturday. He starts his new job on Monday. So he has a whole week off at home:) And we're enjoying getting to spend time together, and get "caught up" with job around here that have been rather neglected lately. 2012 is just around the corner... may it be a wonderful year for all of you:) ~Ben & Esther
Friday, December 23, 2011
I just want to thank everyone for all their love and support. We love and appreciate you all SO much! We are not able to move forward with the adoption paperwork until we raise/save at least $10,000. That is not the total cost of the adoption, but just what we will need at this time to move forward! The good news is thanks to our families and friends help, and what we have been able to save, we are over one tenth of the way there! So, we're just trusting God to provide. Please pray that He will help us just to trust and rely on Him and to continue to have the patience we need through this time... we've waited over five years, and know that He is in control, but it doesn't make the waiting any easier! A great big thanks to you all. May God richly reward you all for all your prayers, love and support! ~Ben and Esther
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Ever since I was a little girl, one of the deepest longings of my heart was to be a mama. When Ben and I got married, we were hoping to be parents ASAP:) But... God had other plans. Our hearts ached and we often asked God why. But, God has done something amazing! He has used our pain to draw us closer to Him and each other. After a long search with many different adoption agencies(which I am not going to go into right now), we were able to find someone willing to work with us. It's actually a law center. So we are having another lesson in patience... learning to wait on Him and trust Him to provide the funds to be able to move forward with adoption. Please pray that God's Will would be done and that we will continue to rely on Him for everything. He is our all in all.