Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thankful Thursday

I love this blue-eyed, snaggle-toothed boy of mine!

I am so thankful for him and blessed that the Lord let this little guy be our first-born son!

I love his heart and thankful for how the Lord has already begun putting love in his heart for a little girl halfway around the world.

Last night, Web told me that he wished little S was home right now! He said that's what he wanted for Christmas, more than anything on his wish list!

I am thankful for these mischievous eyes and for these dimples!

This boy keeps me on my toes (and on my knees) and teaches me so much about my own heart!

I am so grateful the Lord sent Palmer to be our second-born son!

I love his strong will and his spunky spirit, and I love his heart and the compassion he has for other people.

Every few days, he looks at me with those big brown eyes and tells me, "Mom, I think we should name our little sister, S."

This blond-haired, third-born boy of mine always make me smile!

I am thankful for his determined spirit and can't wait to see how the Lord is going to use his strong will for Kingdom work!

From the very first day Hank found out we were adopting S, he has carried around her little picture everywhere! He asks me countless times a day what time it is in Bulgaria and always wants to pray for S! He wants her middle name to be Princess! :)

I am thankful for this little guy and for the joy he has brought to our family!

All I have to do is look at the bright eyes of my Samuel Barrett, and I see a living picture of the Lord's faithfulness! Whenever I start becoming impatient and anxious about this adoption process, Barrett's life reminds me that I can rest in God's perfect provision and His sovereignty! He knows what He's doing! He will not be a minute too late! His timing is perfect!

I am so thankful for all the Lord taught me while we waited for this little baby! I know He was preparing me for this season of waiting!

And He is before all things,
and in Him all things hold together.
Colossians 1:17

I'm praying today that the Lord will weed out the frustration, irritation, distraction, and anxiety that can so easily characterize my days right now and instead fill me with a grateful, thankful, and content heart!

Praying your Thursday is full of thanksgiving too!


1 comment:

  1. Adorable! I am so thankful for these four precious boys and can't wait for the day that we welcome Sophi into our family!