Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Happy 19th LID To Us!

This is the perpetual monthly milestone we hit each month while on this roller coaster ride of adopting. It's a time to celebrate that we are still in the game. I'm trying not to look at it in the macro sense of the scheme of things but in the micro so that we can recognise that it may be a small step but it IS indeed a step, and in the right direction. We have to celebrate the little things to appreciate the big things that much more. I think as I walk this road of ups and downs it is important for me to have perspective and keep my eye on the goal. It is my natural inclination to actually feel sorry for myself and the things I don't have so perspective keeps me on a short leash and reminds me of the things I do have. I have faith that God is totally in control and I can rest in that.


Here is an illustration of something that happened this Christmas that really reiterated my faith in Him over this adoption process.

I was sitting on the floor in front of my sofa staring off into the lights and glitter of the tree and as I focused on the word FAITH I felt as if something was looking at me......when I took my focus off the word FAITH my focus changed to what was sitting on my bay window in the background. Isn't it wonderful how faith manifested itself when I was just trusting in Him and enjoying the life He gave me! Thank you God that I am at 19 months and still holding on. Thanks for being there when I am too weak to stand at all. You are my strength.







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Go back to the second picture...do you feel anything looking at you!?
Thanks Nadine for the "You Make Me Smile Award" I'm going to pass it on to the first 100 people who leave a comment on my blog!!!!......LOL! You all make me smile now grab it and display it proudly! Hugz

22 comments:

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Happy 19th LID girly...
I love this post...
It made me cry.. She is beautiful...
Have a Great Day... You little angel will be here soon..
"You make me smile too"..

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

On a sidenote..
Will you email me and let me know where you got the ladybug steering wheel cover..
Thank you girly..
Hugs to you

OH MY #6 said...

Love the music, love the words. could just feel it all. Thank you. You have touched my heart BIG TIME this morning.

Have a great day!

Lea

Pug Mama said...

beautiful.
HAPPY 19 months.
slowly we are all getting there.
That is what we all need to concentrate on.

Doris & Dan said...

19 done! I like your approach...micro. Good idea.

What a serendipidous placement and keen eye.

Keep smilin!

Janet said...

Happy 19th!!!!!

Praying for you as always, sweetie!

Special K said...

I had to look at the pics a few times to figure out what I was looking at. Very interesting....

PS. Happy 19!

redmaryjanes said...

Thank you! That is such a cute award, I'll be snagging that for sure! You make me smile too!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Another award... I think my 2008 is starting out great... will make sure that I put it on tomorrow... now, off to bed... getting ready for Australia... whoo hooo... take care and thank you very much...

cougchick said...

What a neat post. Faith keeps us going for sure!
Thanks for the tips on reading for my son. I will try that technique and see if he bites.

Shionge said...

Hiya debbie, sorry for being away for so long and what alovely post and I certainly do believe in faith alright and I am wishing you well :D

Shannon said...

Still in the game. =)

bbmomof2boys said...

Faith, sometimes, just when we think we lost it, faith finds us again!! God is so good!!

Happy 19!

~Carla

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Congrats on 19!!

Love that little baby face optical illusion. Gave me chills!

Ooooh an award. I will post it proudly once I return to blog land.

Smiles! :o)
Nikki

nikki said...

Way to keep the faith, sweetie!
You ARE 19 months closer to your sweet daughter.

OziMum said...

You deserve the award Deb! You do indeed make me smile! Love the photos!

You are so right. We must stay focused, not on the task at hand, but the creator and the big picture. :) Thanks for the reminder!

Faith, right back at ya!

Carol said...

Love that post!!!

Congrats on the award!!

Tracey & Mike said...

Congrats on having 19 months behind you!

Wow - amazing pictures.

Lesa said...

Deb,
What a neat finding. And to think I was the one that sent that little thing sitting on your bay window.
It will happen.
I'm so sorry it has taken so long to get our daughters. I feel so for all of the mommies who don't have a baby to love and snuggle.
I have little Wendy, but still long to cuddle with my Mylie.
Keep the faith. It will happen my sweet friend.

Hugs coming your way.

Lesa

Steffie B. said...

That is 19 behind you....I can't even imagine. Great post and fabo pictures!

jennifer said...

You have touched my heart. I take so much for granted. Yes, keep holding on. God is so faithful and just. The tree picture was amazing and I looked at it repeatedly. Blessed to have visited your site, Jennifer

Mike and Rhonda said...

Wow!I just happened upon your blog. The faith post was amazing. What a visual! You blessed me today! We have been waiting 23+ months since LID. Faith is a big part of it all huh?

Rhonda