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My sweet husband was not at the party, so we watched the video later that night and both just wept. Each time I watch it I cry all over again! Money has continued to trickle in. Each check that comes I just shake my head and smile. Do we serve a might God OR WHAT?!?! This is a TRUE picture of the bride of Christ rising up and bringing HIM glory!! cent by cent, dollar by dollar, check by check....TRULY the best birthday present EVER!! What a fabulous feeling that I can walk alongside my sweet friend Tosha (who just might possibly be the funniest person that I have ever been around) and travel this journey with her and it TRULY be my journey also!!
I haven't know Tosha very long. She works at our school and her daughter (kenzie) is in Grace's class. I sat with her at a few ball games (laughing the whole time) and over time Grace and Kenzie started doing things together. The Lord instantly tied their sweet hearts together and through dropping off and picking up from social events, Tosha and I got to know each other. She is a dose of joy for me. I always laugh when I am with her. As tough as some days can be, I need a good laugh here and there! It's the kind of laugh that your jaws ache and your stomach muscles start burning. (I'm actually giggling while typing this!) I noticed pretty quickly her love for my little ones. She is so loving and encouraging. Mike and I had to go out of town for a weekend and she asked if she could keep my children....WHO DOES THAT?!?!? WHO ASKS TO KEEP SEVEN CHILDREN!?!? SO, I politely obliged her (all the while thinking that I would probably never see her again) and our friendship grew even stronger. She GETS my life. She GETS my heart. My Caleb L.O.V.E.S. her.....He cries to go with her (and leave ME ) every time we see her! She actually HAS my heart and deep down LONGED to adopt, just had no idea how financially it would EVER happen.
One day I said to Tosha....."It can't hurt to get your home study done. Just get the paperwork done and see what happens!" If you were playing a sport, you would wear your uniform JUST IN CASE you got called into the game. If you didn't have it on, you would have no choice but to stay on the bench. If Christ is the coach HE MIGHT just call you in anytime!! Get it done and let's watch him work!" She lacked her last home visit when I got the call that there was a 4 month old baby that needed a home....SEE?!?!? and THEN, our sweet Savior not only called her into the game...but has (and will continue to) block for her EVERY single step of the way. He has made himself known in a MIGHTY way that HE LOVES this sweet little Abigail. I cannot wait to hold her in my arms and whisper how special that she is and how honored I feel to have a small part in bringing her home to her forever family!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU ! FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!! EVERY single penny will make a difference!
On a different note...guess who got glasses??!?! Tosha is going to put rhinestones on the front of the frames..to give them just a little more pizzazz! hahahahahaha
This is going to be a surprise and I have sworn Suzanne to NOT LOOK AT MY BLOG till her birthday (Wed. 16th) ... God woke me in the middle of the night last night w/ this idea and I hope you will help me give her the best 40th birthday EVER ... go to OATSVALLTEAM.BLOGSPOT.COM and see the details ... REMEMBER DON'T SPILL THE DEAL TO HER !!!
She has given so much to so many and this is our turn to encourage her !!!!
- 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.