Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Reasons for Rejoicing

Initially I wanted to post about the difficulties with having a 27 month old little girl to get ready to do anything other than what she wants. But as I was lying on the couch recovering from this morning's antics (which included hitting her head off of the floor--it's genetic), I could help but be reminded that this too is just a stage and be thankful that as we embark on this stage in Abigail's life God is moving in some the other stages in our lives. I figure that God would prefer me sharing His movements instead of harping on Abigail's moments. (Though they seem far more interesting, and I could definitely make them interesting.)

Earlier I had asked for prayer regarding an offer on our house in Michigan. Well, we are in the next steps of the house selling process. After what was an insulting offer and a small concession in our counter offer, we have reached an agreement! Our realtor is confident that things should proceed smoothly as this is a very clean offer--no contingencies, nothing odd.

So today we signed the relocation company's papers and will be mailing them back. Soon the home inspection will be complete and the loan will be approved and we will be waiting for closing (hopefully before the end of the month). I am so excited.

And if that wasn't exciting enough we have the first meeting for our home study scheduled for the end of this month. God is so good when real adoption money was to be required, He sold our house. Probably because He knew we would spend it on another house instead of the adoption as was our original plan. Anyway, He is good and we are thankful and prayerful.


  1. Those are great reasons for praising the Lord!!! I'm thrilled that your house is selling....I'll be praying that the sale goes and ends smoothly. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

  2. Yay!! I'm so happy for you. And I can't wait to hear more about the adoption.
    God is good, and knows what we need better than we do. I have to keep telling myself that :)

  3. YEAH!! I am so happy for you guys. I hope and pray that everything goes smoothly from now until closing.

  4. I am so glad and just passed your house yesterday and almost hit a car in front of me because I was praying about the selling your house. Now I will pray that all goes smoothly then each time I pass I will pray that the adoption goes well too. God's timing is truly amazing!! I miss your smile!