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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Josie's first day of school


I awoke at 5:30 this morning to have some alone time with God. I read my Jesus Calling, and prayed that HE would just give my heart peace, turn off the tears, and help me put my "big girl" pants on! It was a sweet time to sip my coffee and my heart to be affirmed that he loves this little angel SO much more than I can fathom. I know this is just the beginning of many changes. I also know that at times I feel that I am in the refiner's fire, only to see shiny gold in the end!
Just thought I'd give you a glimpse of Josie Love's first day...look how excited she is!! I stand amazed at how independent she is. Her teacher seems SO sweet. When I picked her up, they affirmed me that she had a GREAT day. She walked in a straight line to lunch, sat in her chair during work time, and had a blast on the playground. He is SO sovereign. OVER and OVER and OVER again!!




9 comments:

Carrie said...

Suzanne, I'm in tears of happiness! I don't comment much, but always read and I've been praying for Josie Love so much as her big adventure begins (my youngest daughter starts pre-school in a week and this has made me that much MORE eager/nervous for Josie and her mama!) Seeing her skip/gallop/float down those halls in her little skirt was a picture of His JOY come to life!!! When those sweet ladies/teacher called her by name my heart leapt! Thank you so much for posting this & know I'm praying Josie feels Jesus strolling those halls with her...and I'm also praying for a special friend to be in her class.
Congrats on this HUGE day!
Carrie in San Antonio

Treasures Evermore said...

This is so beautiful...I loved the part where even though she was running into the classroom, she still wanted her mama...brought tears to my eyes. She has bonded so well...and I totally understand that...it's a precious time.

Will be praying that God continues to give you peace that passes all understanding...His grace will be sufficient.

Blessings.

Connie

emily said...

As I texted you yesterday, I could eat her with a spoon. Skipping down the hall, precious. Excited to see how that sweet child is going to change that school, teach everyone, put a face to HIV and prayerfully transform! Love you sister.

mamamargie said...

Oh my goodness! I had tears in my eyes watching this. I can't even imagine how you felt! So glad you had that time with Jesus in the morning! Glad to know He held your hand so you could hold Josie's.

holly Eppes said...

That is truly amazing! God is SO good. You are a good and faithful servant! Congratulations Josie on big kindergarten!

Susie said...

That makes my heart happy! Loved how the teacher got on her eye level and called her by name!

Kim said...

such a sweet, beautiful girl!!

Kim said...

Now you got me crying! She is ready! God is so good!

Blessed Mom of Four AND More said...

That was tooooo sweet! Oh, waht a big girl. Our Ellie, with her walker, and her sassy....we know the LORD has given her the tenacity she will need to overcome....and her laughter is contagious. She brings joy...like your Josie~!

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I am a lover of Jesus. I have the most fabulous husband that anyone woman could ask for. The Lord has blessed us with 7 beautiful children. I started this blog so that friends and family could follow our trip to Uganda to visit Katie Davis. I have decided to keep blogging to help bring orphan awareness to the world around me.
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