Thursday, June 28, 2007

A Someday Song for Mark

"When I Get Where I'm Going"

by Brad Paisley
Dolly Parton

When I get where I'm going
On the far side of the sky
The first thing that I'm gonna do
Is spread my wings and fly

I'm gonna land beside a lion
And run my fingers through his mane
Or I might find out what it's like
To ride a drop of rain


Yeah when I get where I'm going
There'll be only happy tears
I will shed the sins and struggles
I have carried all these years
And I'll leave my heart wide open
I will love and have no fear
Yeah when I get where I'm going
Don't cry for me down here

I'm gonna walk with my grand daddy
And he'll match me step for step
And I'll tell him how I missed him
Every minute since he left
Then I'll hug his neck

[Repeat chorus]

So much pain and so much darkness
In this world we stumble through
All these questions I can't answer
So much work to do

But when I get where I'm going
And I see my maker's face
I'll stand forever in the light
Of His amazing grace
Yeah when I get where I'm going
There'll be only happy tears
I will love and have no fear
When I get where I'm going
Yeah when I get where I'm going

Monday, June 25, 2007

God in the dr.'s office

Today, while waiting to see the doctor, I flipped through a Parent's magazine. Imagine my surprise when I noticed an article about adoption being advertised on the cover.

So, I flipped to the start of the article and noted (again, with surprise!) an article written by an adoptive father. The crux of the article was that dads sign on to the idea of adoption in a much different way than moms do.

Of course, this is already something I know, but I was oddly comforted to know that most fathers worry about lack of time, money and energy and don't "fall in love" with their children until meeting them.

Me? I've been in love with this little one my entire life.

I asked the doc to if I could take the article; he said, "yes" without even asking what it was.

I folded it, put it in my purse and will save it to show Mark.

More hints, Papa-God?

What does the Good Book say?

"Pure, unstained religion,

according to God our Father,

is to take care of orphans and widows

when they suffer

and to remain uncorrupted

by this world."

James 1:27

Sunday, June 24, 2007

#3 on the List

Monique from Gift of Love called last week to let us know that we are #3 on the list. When we move to the top position, we will be notified to begin our paperchase.

Breathless. Freakin' out. It's *real*.


Love you my BrownEyedGirl,

Your Mom