Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Someone else is also listening when you pray!!

Things have been a whirlwind around here lately!! I have been trying to plan to meet up with one of my bestest friends...and helping another bestest friend with VBS. All the while my house is still a wreck from all the sanding and painting that was done. So I still need to dust EVERYTHING and mop the hardwoods probably like 3 times. Then lastnight we got the worst news. Todd's Meemaw passed away. She is very dear to my heart b/c I lost my grandparents when I was really young so I decided she was my grandmother too :D She had Alzheimer's and wasn't doing well at all, so we were trying to prepare ourselves for her passing. I just wasn't ready! I guess we never are ready to let go of the ones we love!! I am happy to know that she is in heaven right now and has all of her memories and doesn't have to struggle to remember! She is with her husband and looking down at us smiling! I am happy to know that she is healthy and happy and with God!!! Todd is doing okay...since we had prepared ourselves, but we both wished we had went to see her just one more time! So please keep Todd's family in your prayers. His meemaw had two daughters..todd's mom and aunt. Please pray extra hard for them! I cannot even imagine..nor do I want to imagine...having to bury your mom. I would have to be sedated if I ever lost my momma!

In the midst of all of this chaos and sadness we had something fall into our laps. And the title of my post will explain itself shortly. My father in law has an employee that has several nieces in the Philippines that are pregnant and she said one of them already has several children and couldn't afford another child. She said that her niece wanted to find someone to adopt her unborn baby. Well, Todd and I were ready to jump right on that. I even bugged Rebekah...from Heart cries..to ask about what the heck I should even do. Well...long story short...it was more so the parents wanting her to give her baby up for adoption and not her. When we got this news to begin with I asked God to nip it in the bud if this wasn't legit. And He did. However, the greatest lesson I learned from my father....which I am sure was sent down from OUR FATHER..was that when we pray remember someone else is listening. When my dad told me that I was like...who?? And he said the devil. And sometimes the devil works it against us to give us false hope and then hurt us. I have NEVER even thought of this...and now so much makes sense in my life!! But God prevailed and saved me like He always does and stopped all of this before it could break my heart. I just had to share that with y'all!!!

So to say the least..this week has already been crazy and it is only Tuesday :0 I have some other prayer requests too...Sarah did her transfer and is in Florida on vaca..pray for her to have peace. Her mind is worrying and I pray the Lord gives her peace so she can relax and enjoy her vacation. I am so inspired each day by what God does for us and how He reveals new things to us. I love to seek Him and I can't wait to see what happens next!! As you can tell I am starting to get my hope back. The Lord has been holding it for me and when I am ready He has been slowly giving it back to me!! I am so in love with God!!! He is all I need...He is all I want!!! Praise God!!!!


Michelle said...

I am sorry to hear about Todd's meemaw. I think no matter how much you try to prepare yourself it is always tough when someone close to you dies. Alzheimers is such a tough disease. My grandfather had it and when he died I was devastated evn though I knew he was in a better place. I talk to him almost every day and it gives me comfort. My prayers are with you, Todd and his family.

I am glad that you are starting to get your hope back and things are getting better. ((HUGS))

Stuart and Sarah Creamer said...

Thanks so much for mentioning me in your prayer request. I need them. I am driving myself crazy. I am praying so hard that at least one of those precious embies have stuck to it's mommy for a long 9 months!

Nichole said...

This is an amazing post - I have never thought of it that way either, but it sure does make sense - your dad is a pretty intelligent guy.

Thank you for sharing that - I think in the future it will help me put blame where it is deserved instead of always on Him!

So sorry about meemaw - I will be praying for all of you!

momof5girls said...

Will sure be praying for you and Todd and his family. It is always hard to say good-bye on this earth, but Praise God when we have that blessed assurance that when we are with them again it will be for eternity. Being from a military town here we have to endure TDY's where a spouse or friend is gone for months so I've learned to pretend that when a loved one goes ahead to heaven that it's a short trip and I will see them again. It helps.
I saw a medical show today and thought of you. I'll just give you the Dr. name who helped this lady who had been diagnosed with PCOS and turned out it was not. She is an endocrinologist who specializes in PCOS but she is in Philedalphia, PA. You can google her info. Her name is Dr. Katherine Sherif. I don't know if you are even interested in this, but the info is in your hands now. I pray for you daily. God bless! Arlene

wannabemommy said...

I am so happy that you are starting to get your hope back, one thing i learned, on my own, and the very hard way that it is hard to restore hope and faith when youve been hurt so terribly and all you want to do is blame God, i have a horrible habit of doing that. i try and prepare myself for the worst (AF) and when it happens, i just want to scream and cry and yell at Him, :( but then i try to remind myself that im hurting on the inside, and He is already hurting with me, so i cant make it worse for Him, he hurts when i hurt so he's not doing this to purposely see me suffer, hes doing it to make us stronger :D... but you already know this :)

Laura said...

I'm so glad to hear that you're feeling more optimistic! You're in my thoughts and prayers!

Amy said...

Hi Dana! I hope you are doing well. I am sorry to hear about Meemaw. I will keep you in my prayers.

I Believe in Miracles said...

Hey sweetie! I've been thinking of you often, but have been a terrible TERRIBLE blogger buddy lately. Sorry about that. Just getting all caught up on your posts. Sounds like a fabulous vacation and I'm so excited to hear about the insurance coverage. That's great.
Still praying for you. xoxo