Tuesday, December 29, 2009

blessings and other thoughts about our time at home

our time at home this christmas was truly a blessing from God. we spent each day with people who encouraged us, made us laugh, and most importantly made us feel loved and known. we spent over 25 hours in the car over the course of the week and a half, but i never got frustrated (miracle!) and we arrived everywhere safely.

God clearly had His hand in our travel as well, because we received $600 in travel vouchers because one of our flights was overbooked (allowing alex to travel almost for free to the desiring God pastors conference). furthermore, when we wanted to stay a few more days, he sovereignly had our departure flight cancelled, allowing us to stay 3 days longer.

over this break, i realized that i really do love the Midwest… i actually didn’t really get annoyed at the snow & sort of miss the change of seasons (but i am looking forward to being back in 70 degree weather again!). although i have definitely realized how bland the Midwest is after living in cali, it’s a comfortable bland, a homey bland… and I am looking forward to going back in the future for a few years before we go overseas.

after contemplating a couple different options for our future, alex and I have decided to remain in california until we can adopt and finalize the adoption (please join us in praying that God will expedite that process and prevent any roadblocks), and i have gotten to the point of being very excited about our remaining time there, however long God chooses for that to be.

but i am also looking forward to being back, whenever God would choose for that to be as well.

God is good, and i rejoice in how much he has graciously, abundantly, and lovingly blessed our lives.


  1. You may answer this in a later post, but I am just curious... what inspired you and your husband to adopt?

  2. actually, i have written more about that here: http://theologista.blogspot.com/2010/07/our-imminent-fosteradoption-why-are-we.html