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Thursday, October 6, 2011

SUCH a SWEET SWEET blessing....

It has been such a blessing to have Katie home. The look on her face as Josie ran towards her car the first day that she drove up was priceless. I had forgotten that it had been a year since she had seen Josie how time flies.
Her time here has been a frenzie of media phone calls, interviews, speaking engagements, and people approaching her and standing with their mouth open....quite comical actually. She looks around trying to figure out what is going on!
We had FABULOUS fall gear party on Tuesday. We celebrated Katie's book, her heart to serve by faith each and every day, and that God brought us together to do our part in loving "the least of these"

Josie helping Katie sign her books!

showing Auntie Kate how she can write her name :)

As I read through Katie's book, I was reminded of my time in Uganda while trying to bring Josie Love home. The other night, we were out together eating yogurt and I asked her all about it. I can't remember if I cried a lot. I can't remember a lot of the details. We had a really neat conversation about the heart wrenching/tears of joys/mind boggling moments that we had during that time. I don't think I even realized how much I had blocked out. Isn't it funny how the things that cause the most pain in life...become your biggest passion. think about it... if you are a cancer survivor, you become passionate about bringing awareness to finding a cure. Diabetes, MS, CP, the list goes on and on. People spending time and energy in his/her passion trying to bring awareness to the very thing that ROCKED them to the core at some pint in his/her life.
I had several people mention how weary I must be at the book signing/sale the other day. And I AM TIRED, but when it is your passion, it is not work. I often wish that I could just take my heart out of my chest and give it to someone else for awhile, to let others feel what I feel when it comes to the fatherless and children that have HIV/AIDS. My blood rushes through my veins with an ache to educate, encourage, and enable! Just one little taste of it, and you would NEVER go back:)


Kim said...

Precious pictures and priceless words of wisdom!

Jennifer P said...

Got back last month from adopting our son in China. Still trying to come to terms with the need, the orphanage, the desperate darkness...I want it to stop (the blood rushing) and I don't. "Never go back" is right!

Connie said...

I love this line: "Isn't it funny how the things that cause the most pain in life...become your biggest passion." So true! SO glad you get to have some sweet moments with Katie...the Lord strengthen you and bless you!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe how big Josie Love is getting! So sweet seeing the special bond her and Katie have. Josie Love looks all lit up :)

Heather said...

Is there anyway ya'll could list all of her appearnaces? I'd love to be able to watch any interviews that she does.

Heather said...

And I also want to say thanks for the perspective. It is interesting that God uses our pains to bring about a passion in our heart and lives.

Shelby said...

I received my copy of Katie's book, but I haven't been able to get it away from my 17 year old daughter to read it yet! She is so inspired by Katie and I am thrilled. In fact, she read the first chapter and then got up and went to the computer and committed to her first overseas mission trip, we can NOT wait to see what God is going to do in her life through this trip. We were hoping to be able to hear Katie speak this fall, but we are in the middle of a cross country move. Please tel her we pray for her daily. Much love from FL (soon to be AZ).

Nana said...

Katie was featured in The Tennessean Newspaper today, October 9,2011. What an amazing woman.

Anonymous said...

How do we get the "special edition" signed by Katie AND Josie? Having followed both special young ladies for some time, I would consider it an honor to have my book signed by both:)


yellodaisy said...

Many years ago, I heard the saying, "Your greatest pain can become your greatest ministry". It stayed with me through years of infertility treatments, surgeries and intense heartache. And, it stayed with me through the unbelievable joy of three adoptions, and the sorrow of a couple of failed foster care attempts. I determined that it would not all be for nothing. I now find myself telling anyone who will listen to me about adoption, foster care, and the plight of the orphan. Beauty for ashes...


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