Let's Dance to HIS tune.

Daisypath Anniversary tickers

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Life, as She Knows It Now...

What makes a little girl super happy??

When we get home and her daddy is outside...then she jumps on her swing and gives him that face that will make any daddy do whatever she wants.  Even if he is trimming the bushes.

And he does.

And off she goes, being swung harder and higher then her mommy can do for her.

And she laughs so hard you could hear her down the street.

And she holds on tight for dear life.

And her second favorite thing is friends.  See Gwenny, here?  She is from the same province in China that Elly was from!!  They are practically related!!  LOL  :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

New mindset.

My husband is not what anyone would call a world traveler.  By ANY stretch of anyone's imagination.

In fact, if you stretch that imagination to the limit, he barely survived China.  His idea of a vacation is the Watchung Mountains.  They are 10 minutes from our house.  This way we could come home to sleep, and the drive is just the right amount of time.

We can't even move out of Jersey because the newness of anything is not his cup of tea.

Which is one of the reasons, when we found out that we were not going to have to travel to Africa to get our daughter, it made him super happy.  He is more then willing to pay a chaperone to bring her to us.

This morning, I got the email.

The law changed.
At least one of us has to go to DRCongo.

Other then the extra financial hardship, I am good to go.  He is not.

I told him I could go by myself.  Or take a friend.  

We will see.

Until then, Beautiful Jesus, keep our daughter safe until I get there.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Welcome to My World

See this kid?

He cracks me up.

Most of the time.

See this other kid with him?

That is his best friend.

They have been best friend since they were born.  In the womb, even.  True story.

So needless to say Frick and Frack spend a lot of time together.

As you can see in the picture, one seems semi-normal, while the other is looking for the next mischievious thing to do.  You can figure out the roles.  :P

Yesterday, I picked up Samuel from Joe's house, and on the way home he told me to try something.

"Mom, you should try this, next time you open a seltzer bottle, you should breath in the air that comes out."

Now mind you, he is always giving suggestions like this, so I half heartedly acknowledge the statement.

Then comes Part 2, which I don't understand why Part 2s still manages to shock me.

" It gives you a stomachache."

" Why would you tell me to do this, then??!!??!!??!"

" What do you mean, don't you want to try it?"

" SON!  Did you know this when you tried it?"

" Yeah, Joe told me. It happened to him first."

Welcome to my world.

Pray for us.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Teach Me Your Ways.

I like to go to this catholic chapel to pray.  Often.  I am not a catholic, but since protestant churches are locke during the week, prayer chapels make a real nice option.

I have been going for years.

I know that I can pray at home, but going someplace, away from all the distractions like another load of laundry, dishes, vacuuming, any chore, that though important and not terrible, definite distractions.

ANYWAY, today, when I went, I had this book to meditate on that my friend gave me.  I read all of almost 5 pages in over an hour.  Yes, I know how to read quite proficiently.  But it was one of those meaty books, that you constantly have to stop and think about, meditate, pray for,  be challenged by, and reread because you just didn't like the teaching the first time, you reread it to make sure you can't find loop holes to crawl through, though it is Truth.  Painful, but good.

It has been a long tough almost 6 years in my life.  I am tired, and sometimes I think I am done.

And then I RUN, don't walk to prayer.

GOD is good, all the time.  In Psalm 23, David talks about the journey of pain and deep struggle as he speaks of the Valley of the shadow of death.  And he makes it a point to say ... 'for You are with me, Your rod and Your staff they comfort me.'  It is not a pie in the sky, no troubles, no heartaches life he talks about...it is " MAN this stinks, but I know you are walking with me, though no one else is, or wants to."

I love my time alone with HIM.  I crave it.  I seek to learn HIS ways.  Even when I don't like them.

And tough I fail HIM time and time again, He has never failed me.  Not during the times of tears, heartache, or anger.  Not during the high life of selfishness on my part, not during the valley years.

Teach me your ways my Precious Jesus, and help me to not just hear, but do.

Friday, May 20, 2011

...going home...

We are going home tomorrow.

We have been here almost a month.  It would have been a month on Monday.  I am ready to go home. 

We are staying at a lovely home with a kitchen to die for, but I can't wait to go home.

The weather here is amazing, as opposed to Jersey, in which it has been raining for days on end, but I can't wait to go home.

We are attending a fantastic church with great worship & preaching, holy people, and they serve breakfast!!!... but I can't wait to go home.

I miss home.  Not necesarily Jersey, but home.  I miss my husband, I miss my puppies, I miss dinner time, I miss my bed.

I have to admit, I haven't even thought about the cats until this very minute...

But I have to say, I would not have missed being here for the world.  My grandson is so beautiful, sometimes I cry for the sheer joy & amazement.

And I don't care who sees it.

On Monday, my daughter, son in law and grandson will be coming up to Jersey for the summer. 

I hope I can make it.  Those are going to be hard 2 days of not seeing that beautiful face and kissing those soft perfect cheeks.

But I can't wait to go home. 

The only thing is...I have a feeling is it going to be a royal and awful mess.  After all, it has been my husband and the dogs for a month.  And I don't think he knows how to work the vacuum. 

Enough said.

But I can't wait to see them.

Friday, May 13, 2011

I Had a Dream

I had this dream that my grandbaby was born.  But it ended up being, that the dream... was a reality!!! And after much work on her part, and his, they gave birth to this amazingly beautiful baby boy named Gideon Beckett C.....

And all I can say is...Thank you Jesus for such a beautiful blessing.  I thought I got the whole grandmother thing, now I really get it...

and I love it more then I thought possible.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

still waiting

Yes, we are still waiting.  But that is okay.

Because whenever this baby comes will be the perfect time.

And here are my daughters showing off their ´bellies´. lol

Today, I found out that our case had been heard last week, and we should get a ruling this week.  And everything is going well!!  Then we wait a month to get our certificates, and then any time after that we will have our daughter!! 

 I don´t know if we have to go to Congo yet or not, but I sure am ready for that baby girl.  And Elly is starting to think I am making stuff up. lol

See, she knows she is getting a new little sister.  And she knows that her big sister has a baby in her belly.

But I don´t.  And even though she knows she is from China, and has seen pictures of her little sister...she is slightly confused.

And I have been talking about her little sister for a long time, and she has't shown up yet.

Poor baby girl, hopefully it will come together in her little mind.  Once everyone is here.

Okay, off to do some school, because just because we are in VA Beach doesn't mean school is out.  :D