Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Amazing how a song can move you

I have got to post the words to this song. It's called "Your Grace Still Amazes Me" by Shawn Craig & Connie Harrington.
Over the past couple of years I have been asked to sing it , and each time I am left overwhelmed. Speechless.
This song is completely my heart:

My faithful Father, enduring Friend
Your tender mercy's like a river with no end
It overwhelms me, covers my sin
Each time I come into Your presence - I stand in wonder once again

Your grace, still amazes me
Your love is still a mystery
Each day I fall on my knees
Your grace still amazes me
Cause your grace still amazes me

Oh, patient Savior, You make me whole
You are the Author and the Healer of my soul
What can I give You, Lord, what can I say
I know there's no way to repay you
Only to offer You my praise

I am a person who seeks to serve, honor and obey an amazing God in all I say - I do - and I am.....
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31

There's not much more to say.
My signature says what I'm all about:

In it for His glory -

Kristy

Oh no !!!!! Please don't make us do that again....


You ever have one of those days where it's just NOT FUN??


Actually, the day was wonderful - it's just that we had to do something that I was not at all excited about: re-newing our fingerprints.
What excitement.
The place was packed......I'm not complaining here. Nope. Just praying that we don't have to go and do that ( or pay $$ for) again.

Okay - so on a really cool note; my wonderful secret pal just sent me one of the Baby Einstein CD's , and we are listening to it right now. It is SO COOL!!! I have always wanted one.........you can't help but be happy listening to it!
Happy.
Happy.
Happy.
I really do love this CD !! Thanks pal !!!!!!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

PROUD MOM !!

So I'm reading this other blog, and the author likes to coach(I can't stand it-I thought you coached a sport) people on the do's and don'ts of having your own home business. Okay, cool, I guess. Then they start going into annoying distractions that one might face on a day to day basis - the first thing on the list is: children.
Children.
The children that you are RESPONSIBLE for. Your babies. Your life.
Oh wait, I forgot - It's all about ME anyway, isn't it?
We are messed up.
Why does this burn me so ? It really, really does. And I'm thinking for now it might be best for me to not go on a rant here (even though I've already started!)
Deep breath.
I will leave you with something I live by:

You will never regret spending enough time with your children, but you will always regret not spending enough........

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

About the CCAA

Someone else posted this website on our agency's group page - I wanted to pass it along. It's a little more in depth about the CCAA. Very interesting. It has great pictures too.

http://www.faithadopt.org/home/ccaa/

2 months into homeschooling (8 months since lid today)

So, we have become an official homeschool family.

Wow.

Never did I think it would be this awesome! I'm serious. Going into it; I knew that my attitude would determine a lot. Where my heart is at - I knew that I would have to give it my all, and of course totally rely on the Lord! I'm not in this alone, and I think that's one of the most awesome things about it all.
My goal might be different than some; I also have eternal purpose going on here, so instead of just being concerned with academics ( which are important ) I'm mainly focusing on their character, their spirituality - putting all I can into those amazing little lives! Anyone can raise 'good kids', I want to raise Godly kids.......... I'm not saying homeschooling is the only way to do this. Not at all, in fact - homeschooling is not for everyone, or every family. Believe me, I know!
I found the fit that works for us, and I'm very excited! We are so much more relaxed around here - oh man, that's worth it all too !!!!
Another cool thing; when the first day of school rolled around at the beginning of this year, I thought that I'd be all having this hard time. Not in the slightest. Again, thanks would be to my amazing God that I serve.
There is nothing like being exactly where He wants you.
Nothing.

Hey! This is a shout out to my "too-old-to-be-a-myspacer-friend"= girl, you need to get a blog !!!!! har har....

Monday, October 16, 2006

La la la la Laaaa - nothing to exciting...



I don't have time right now to say much, but I thought I'd post a picture of one cool little 3 yr old! Btw~ the date on the camera is backwards-it's actually 10/5....meaning: look how good my flowers look in October!!!!!

Right on !

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Reflecting......

This is mainly to my adoption friends out there:
This past week I have been thinking over this whole adoption journey so far. From seeing God provide up to this point, to becoming more educated in the whole adoption process, to daydreaming about our new daughter........and the list goes on and on and on.
But I think right now where I stand amazed is the people we've met on this journey. I am truly speechless. That God would care so much for me that He would even place people in my life ( that most I will probably never meet ) that would have such an impact on me.
I recently introduced myself on a new adoption group site, and could not believe the response I received ! I had folks emailing me personally that wanted to get to know us better ! The " friendships" are priceless, and I have always thought " even if this adoption never came to be, the people we have met along the way have been soooo worth it !!" Now mind you, I want the end result to be my baby girl !!!!!
I know that I have made friendships that will last for this lifetime and onto the next (Eternity!!) :o) !
( Steph - that would definitely be you !!! xoxo )
I say it all the time ~ I am so incredibly blessed.