Hmmmm...what to do to celebrate the 100th post? What I really need to do is write about money. But, I don't want to do that for post 100. You'll have to stay tuned for the big money post. :) Watch out, it's a'comin'!
The other day I was feeling all inspired to write about building altars in remembrance for all God has done on this journey, but at the end of the day when I sat down to write I just wasn't feelin' it. The post was getting waaaaaay too long because God has just done waaaaaay too much. I realize that's a very good thing, it just doesn't work to make a very long post. Ha!
Then I thought maybe I would write a list of 100 of something...you know, like kindergartners take 100 buttons to school on their 100th day of kinder....something like that. But, then I thought that would also make a very long post. Annnnd considering my living room floor is covered in legos, my Hava-lu is sitting on the couch with the puke-bowl next to her after throwing up at least 10 times this afternoon/evening, the dishes are undone, and there is a new mountain of laundry waiting for my attention (thanks to my too late delivery of the puke-bowl), I really don't have time for a long post. Actually, I probably don't really have time for a short post, but I'm resting my legs and procrastinating, and I'm the Mommy, so I can. :)
So....in honor of our 100th post I thought I'd highlight a few of my favorite posts along this journey. It's always good to look back and remember all that God has done. Consider this a shortened version of my way-too-long altar post. :)
Beginnings. I love this post because it was the first. I was heartbroken when I wrote it, but I can see God's smile in it now. We had lost our baby, our dream. But God knew all along what our true dream was. I picture Him standing over my shoulder as I cried and typed, waiting on pins and needles to show us what He really had in store for us. It seems like a lifetime ago!!
|"Jonah" the one who started it all. We will love you forever sweet baby boy|
My Uncle. I miss my Uncle Gary. He was gentle, humble, giving, and loving. I am so thankful God used what seemed to be an impossible situation to bring our hearts together. Thinking of him makes me smile.
Foster Care Ponderings 1, Foster Care Ponderings 2, Foster Care Ponderings 3. - Writing this series on foster care and our experiences was super therapeutic for me. Fostering was the best and hardest thing we've ever done. If you have any interest whatsoever in fostering, please, please read these posts. Read and ask the Lord how He would have you respond. He is only asking for willing hearts, not superheros! Do it! Do it! Do it! (I get a tad passionate about fostering...)
Introducing...our Son!- This is a fave, for obvious reasons. Seth changed our lives forever. He was our unexpected bonus for staying in Salem when all we wanted to do was travel the world- and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.
Romaniv.- I have no words. Amazing day. Amazing boys. Even more amazing now that we know we get to back. :)
The Day We've Been Waiting For.- God moved mountains to make this day happen. It was absolutely miraculous!!!!! It just goes to show you that He is able to do more than we could ever ask or imagine. Man does not have the final say. God does. Word.
We Had No Idea.- Seth's story. I pray as he grows he will understand how much he is loved, how many people prayed for him, and how hard we fought for him. Love love love my baby.
Carried.- This post is a good reminder to me that God is there even in our darkest hour. He speaks life and love into our hearts when we need it most. He is our healer and His promises are true. Thankful. :)
Thanks to all of you for following our journey and encouraging us along the way. It's crazy to think about what we initially started this blog for, and what it has become. His ways are sooooo much higher than our ways.
I can't wait to see what life will be like when we write post #200!