Sunday, February 6, 2011

Blessed and Busy Weekend!!

It is almost 9:30 on Sunday evening and I am just now getting a chance to sit down and post about this weekend and all it's activity!! It was definitely a busy one but so much fun!!

The weekend started out with my first adoption fundraiser which was a Premier Jewelry party!! What lady doesn't love some lovely jewels?!?! I had some sweet friends over to my place where we enjoyed a great time of fellowship, yummy food, lots of laugh and of course some beautiful jewelry!! The best part about the party was it was actually my "training show" as I am now going to be a consultant for the company part time, to help raise money for my adoption. God opened up the door and placed a wonderful gal in my life who I now consider a good friend who shared the business with me and how it has blessed her family and how it could help me as well. I am very excited about getting started and am looking forward to seeing how God is going to use this experience for my adoption journey.

Saturday night Noah and I hung out at home and watched Homeward Bound. He loves dogs and he literally didn't move the entire time the movie was on, Ha! I had forgotten how cute that movie was, and while embarrassed to admit it, I actually got a little teary eyed at the end :) Of course Noah looked at me like I was nuts, but he did the same thing with Toy Story 3 because yes I totally cried at the end of that movie as well. I love lazy nights where my sweet boy and I can just hang out at home and giggle the night away!

Sunday morning started out with hearing a AWESOME sermon at church! I tell ya I know we are all partial to our churches and our pastors but seriously ya'll my pastor rocks!!! I am not usually one to yell out "amen" but I was this morning :) He spoke about how so many people these days worry more about themselves, or rules, tradition, or anything else instead of focusing on the people and loving the people and showing them the love of Christ! It is days like today when it makes so much sense to me why Jesus calls us to have faith as children. It is children who have the simple minds, the pure hearts, the unconditional love for others and joy in their hearts. While yes it would be great if that all stayed the same as those children grew into adults, but the sad truth is that is not always the case. I have so much I want to say about this, a lot which has been running around in my head the last few weeks and I promise I am real close to being able to put it all down in a post, because I would seriously love some input from all of you in the blog world. I guess you could say I have been dealing with some things that I never thought I personally would ever be faced with from fellow believers and it has been hard for me to wrap my head around it all.

After church I got to go help celebrate a dear friend who is not only adopting a little boy from Ethiopia but who is also pregnant with a sweet little girl!! Her baby shower was today and it was so much fun!! I am beyond happy for Leslie and her husband. God truly blessed me with a great circle of friends of fellow adoptive families and Leslie and her husband are part of that circle. I have only known them for about 5 months but it seriously doesn't feel like that. Leslie has been such a sweet friend, always there to listen to my hundreds of adoption questions and offer advice and even help me with filling out paperwork that sometimes confuses me, Ha! I would love to take a minute and ask all of you to join me in praying for Leslie and her hubby Ryan. They have passed court and are now just waiting to get the call for their embassy appointment so that they can head back to Ethiopia to pick up their son. With Leslie being pregnant she can only travel up to March 19th. She and Ryan are praying they get their embassy appointment soon so they are able to travel together to bring their sweet boy home!! Please join me in praying that God provides them with their embassy appointment SOON!! To read more about their story you can click here

Well that about wraps up my weekend :) I think it is safe to say I may be the only person who did NOT watch the Superbowl tonight. Why you may ask? Simple.......I don't understand one thing about football, except it is a bunch of guys running back and forth and jumping on each other. Trust me I have tried to "get into the game" but it just isn't happening, LOL I did enjoy some of the commercials though :)

I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend!! I can't say I am looking forward to the week starting. After being off work for over a week when I was deathly ill, tomorrow is my first day back working at the hospital for a 12hr shift!!!

Have a blessed Monday!!

3 comments:

  1. (new reader here)

    Superbowl? What Superbowl? hehe! I didn't watch either, so you're not alone... it all seems silly to me, too! Glad you had such a great and productive weekend!

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  2. So glad to hear that you're feeling better and that life can return to "normal" :)

    I pretty much slept through the entire Superbowl, ha!

    I hope you have a great week ahead!

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  3. Girl, I had fun this weekend too! Thanks for inviting me to the jewelry party and letting me part of your fun as you prepare to bring Silas home. I can't wait to get my goodies from Premier :) Also, thanks for coming to the shower and your thoughtfulness!! I am so grateful that God has not only given us a son through this crazy, long process but some great friends {like you} too!

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