can you believe that 2008 is over and 2009 is here? as i think back to where life had us this time last year i am amazed at God's great faithfulness. i remember at the beginning of 2008 there were 3 things that i started praying for on a regular basis along with a few close friends: a place of our own, a great job for Brian, and a baby. well isn't it interesting how God rarely does anything the way we think but does it better. we have our "own" place that is working out really well for us. brian has a steady job as do i. and in 2009 we are going to bringing home a baby. WOW! we are so very blessed.
as you have noticed i have updated the blog and added a new playlist. i really love these 4 songs for different reasons. you will have to listen to the lyrics of each one. the steven curtis chapman song speaks for itself. we have always known that family doesn't come from blood or genes or whatever else the world tells us it is. family is people who love you unconditionally, walk alongside life with you, believe and support you in the good and bad, celebrate the good times and cry with you in the sad times. family is love and we pray that we can demonstrate that to our own children as well as the people around us. the rascal flats song has been a favorite of mine for a while. if you watch the youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQyQst3iBB4 you will understand. the dixie chicks song is a perfect lullaby for our sweet baby boy. and finally, "somewhere out there" is a classic. our baby is out there and God is holding him so tight and saving him for us.
one of my favorite things about this adoption process is sitting back and thanking God for adopting me into his family. was he this anxious for me? did he practice saying my name out loud? did he have my room ready way before i came along? did he say "this is the year she will be mine?" did he share the news with everyone he knew? did he celebrate my life? and you know what? HE DID!!!!