Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Tuesday night surprise

Thanks to our friends Michael and Kim for their friendship and encouragement. They knew we were having a down day and called and took us to dinner.

I tell ya when I prayed for new friends 2 years ago, I did not know that God would answer that prayer with international adoption..He is awesome!

When you want this whole thing to seem real, visit a home that's getting ready for a new child. They will be travelling this summer to bring their son home from China.!What an encouragement they were. They shared some experience with us and just made us feel loved. I learned more about adoption resources and websites to find things with Lynn Marie's name. Apparently, Miss Kim likes the name Lynn Marie! Thanks for being so kind to us tonight. We both needed it!!!
This was the most enjoyable evenings I have had in such a long time!!!
Kim mentioned something at dinner and said " I think Amy will be okay during her wait as long as she can see the babies and hear about referrals at First Friday" (forgive me Kim if I misquoted you). Apparently, I am easier to read than I thought. She is sooo right! We have not gotten the chance to spend a lot of time with Michael and Kim, but they really seem to know us well.

I am pretty optimistic regarding this adoption. I know the wait is going to be long. It could be 3 years. The way I think about it is, Michael and I have been trying to have a baby for 3 years so we are half way there. I know many people have been discouraged and I pray for my friends daily. I do not know where my positive attitude comes from. Actually I do, God!!!!! Seriously, He is the only one who knows when our wait will end. His timing is so much better than mine!!

Thanks again to our friends! We both ended our days feeling blessed!!

15 comments:

Alyson & Ford said...

You are so right! Being blessed by good friendships and "all in God's time". Love your positive attitude!
We are still as excited about "meeting" Alyzabeth An as we were when we sent in our application to CCAI two years ago.

Alyson
LID 01/27/06

Stacy said...

I always am inspired by your positive attitude Amy. I hope things turn around soon for Michael. You have been in my thoughts.

Laura said...

That is just awesome that they took you to dinner! What a great little surprise from God!

Laura

We are CJ, Donna, Caleb & Travis said...

As you said before there is a "light at the end of this tunnel" for YOU!

Andrea said...

I hope the wait speeds by! For both of us!! Keep your chin up and stay positive!

Janet said...

Good friends are great! I'm glad you have some to help you along this journey!

Elise said...

I am so glad God has blessed you with such great friends! I will be praying for Michael and his new career.

Panda-Mom said...

Friends have a way on knowing right when we need them most! ; )

The Blessing that is LIA said...

God Bless you...u are so kind to always leave messages on my blog.
Let's use the power of positive attraction to cut down this wait for all of us...we are on our way.
Please email at dashish302@yahoo.com. I'd love to "chat.
Love, WEndi

Roy and Lori said...

What a blessing to have
such special friends!

Jill and Jaap said...

We need to spread your positive energy around.

Wendy said...

I too have been blessed with many new friendships on this adoption journey. People I would have never known and my life would be so much less blessed. I am thankful for this journey because I have made so many new friends.

Headmeister said...

Sometimes when you need it most, your friends always know what to do or say without even knowing you need it!

Keeping Michael in my thoughts...

C.J. said...

Keeping you in my thoughts.

Your attitude is awesome.

Jen said...

Thank God for special friends who are so thoughtful! I am so glad they were there for you. Too bad you don't live close to us. I think we'd hit it off! :0)

God will see you through this wait. I know He will! :0)

-Jen