Jan 21, 2008

A friend in blogland

I don't know if this has happened to you yet, but I got a surprise in the mail from someone who has become a sweet friend through blogland. Emily is so sweet, she has a great sense of humor, is full of creativity and is a girl who chases after God. Clever Emily, thoughtful Emily, and one who really offers her heart to others-this girl is a girl you want for a friend. Blessed me!

Emily, at The Learning Never Stops, went out of her way to bless me. She came across this book, about a boy who is from Guatemala, called The Most Beautiful Place in the World. She knows we are waiting on an adoption to Guatemala and thought this would be a fun way to share a little bit more of Guatemala with our children. As I read it, my children gathered around and illustrated it in their drawing notebooks. It was a very touching story, about a boy who faces many hardships and wonders if anyone really loves him. He finds that though his mother abandons him for a new husband, that truly his grandmother loves him and reveals the true depth of her love for him by helping him go to school and get an education-one that she never got because she always was a caretaker. A sad story with a happy ending, just like my 5 adopted children have known.

We continue to wait to hear from God on our adoption-this week our agency is supposed to call us with updates. I so SOOO need a good word, I have found myself in tears for the past week and just feeling like I need something to move in this process. Yes, patience is a virtue and I know that God's timing is perfect-I can't explain my heart or my life experience in one blog post...the reality is that I so need to hear from God.

I hope you will pop over and meet Emily...she obviously is a special girl and one who gives...don't you LOVE the card she made me. I am blessed to call her my friend-this blog world that I didn't know existed such a short while ago, has been such a blessing to me this past year. I am humbled and amazed how God can use something as simple as a blog to touch lives and hearts.

Yes, Emily, I so need His Peace and his touch. Thank you for sending me a piece of the Father's heart for me and a reminder that He hasn't forgotten me.

Don't forget to leave a comment if you want to be included in my Giveaway...deadline is January 31st!


BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh how special...that was indeed very sweet of her. Friends are a wonderful Blessing!

Bobbie-Jo said...

Wonderful! This blogland is full of unexpected blessings! It is somtimes the encourager who we forget to encourage, so I am glad you were touched by Emily.

Thanks for your answer to the naming question. It's what I thought!! :)

Quinne said...

Hi Kimmie :) What a thoughtful gift! Love, Q

Shawnda said...

That is SO sweet! Gave me goosebumps!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Greta Jo said...

What a special friend and thoughtful gift.
I pray that you will have clear direction regarding your adoption process.

Amrita said...

What a sweet befitting gift for you.Emily is indeed so thoughtful
May the Lord bless your hearts as you are waiting for your adoption

Randi said...

What a thoughtful surprise! Friends are certainly a gift!

Penless Thoughts said...

God is so good to us and it's wonderful when He moves upon someone to be the source of that blessing. The card is beautiful!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Kimmie..I have a lil something for you over at my blog!

Christin said...

Emily IS sweet! What a wonderful way to bless your family

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