Hello followers of my darling wife’s blog, I’m Hubby and I am guest writing this post.
I wanted to share with you a story that happened to me recently that has made a huge impact on our family’s life and it all started down at our community dock.
On the weekends, I generally head down to this awesome spot for some quite time with a couple of our dogs. I try to go down to the dock almost every night that I am home, as it gives me a connection to the sea that I, for many reasons, deeply cherish.
I am usually the only one there, allowing me to have some quite time to reflect on the past week, listen to some talk radio and chat with God. I can spend hours there reveling in His glory and the beauty of what He has created.
On the evening in question, Annie sent me an amazing blog post written by a friend of hers.
I get these a lot!
I have to be honest and state that I don’t always read them...
BUT THIS NIGHT I DID.
This post changed the way I look at so many aspects of my life.
I won’t retell her story, as you can read it all here at There is No Place Like Home, but I will tell you that I cried like a baby as I read it!
I used to be an emotional rock, but my darling wife and all these kids did something to me, so I now generally cry during diaper commercials.
This particular blog post talked about how the kids in this large family dealt and felt about having so many kids to share mom and dad’s time. How it was OK that mom and dad couldn’t spend every waking moment with them individually and how ANY time with mom and dad was a blessing.
I had been pretty convinced that our family would be done growing when Lucy finally comes home. My plan said that we now filled Annie’s Suburban to capacity and that was that - done. With my new job and the prospect of getting out from under our "unemployment" debt, I had even been considering that in a few years, maybe, I could even get a new (to me anyway) car.
I think I must make God laugh a lot.
I think my plans must give Him a good chuckle at any rate.
That night, He, in no uncertain terms, opened my heart up way past where I thought it could ever go.
He showed me that not only were we not done with Lucy, but that on this very trip, we were going to be bring “FuFu” home as well!!
That is right, you heard (ok, read) it here first.
We are bringing two daughters home this summer.
I’m going to stop my story here and let Annie fill you in on the details of “FuFu”.
I just wanted to share a little of the wonder that I feel at having been blessed and touched in such a direct manner by the Lord.
Look for Him in the ordinary moments of your life....
He is there, and just as soon as you are certain of your plan, He’ll let you know that we follow His lead.
Love and Blessings,
Details to follow!