Thursday, December 12, 2013

extra grateful



Every single day when I think back to those days of hoping and longing for a baby...
Wondering if God's plan would include any little ones of our own...
Wondering if after Greg's cancer  we would be able to conceive...
Then discovering that  I was the one with the problem...

Today as I cuddle this sweet little miracle God gave us just over a year ago... I am in awe...
Today as I wrestled my 3 little ones under four in the church pew...
Today as I listened to 2 of mine singing in the Christmas concert at church...
Today as I watched 2 other shoveling the snow with their daddy...
Today as I attempted to comfort a grieving woman at church who just unexpectedly lost her nephew and my mind immediately went to my little Samuel in Heaven...

My heart was overwhelmed...
Wow... has the Lord given me the desires of my heart...

I longed for a baby... and the Lord has given me the desires of my heart... really, a heart full, a life full of children.  I am so grateful...

 NEVER would I have imagine that the Lord would weave our family together using my husband and I... using embryo adoption... using domestic adoption... Using His amazing power to do it His way...

He is so good and faithful... sees the big picture...
His ways... though so different from mine on many occasions... are ALWAYS BEST...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful post --- what a beautiful thing to read first thing this morning. God is so faithful to you....love mary

Tesha Papik said...

Such a beautiful, thankful heat you have my friend.

Mimi said...

Hey Sara,
I gave enjoyed reading your blog. Can't remember how I found it...a God thing for sure...my husband and I list our fourth child, Lucy, six weeks ago. She was born on October 27 and went home to our Father on Oct. 30. We ache and grieve for her but The Lord has his arms wrapped around my family! We are clinging to him. I have read many of your post about your son, Samuel, and they have been such an encouragement! Thank you for sharing your story because it has truly helped me!
Blessings,
Mimi
Johnson city, tn

Sara said...

Mimi... my heart aches with your son the loss of your daughter Lucy... such a hard thing... I am praying for the lord to comfort your heart each day... I am so sorry for your loss...