May 20, 2010

Guys You Might Want to Skip this One....



To all of my guy readers...this might be a post you want to skip.  We will be talking about girlie stuff...

Okay the subtitle of today's post is...

 God Speaks in my Dreams by way of Pads, Interpretation and Preparation...

Last night I had a dream. 

In my dream my Ethiopian daughter came to me with a HUGE rectangular mop pad.  She didn't know what it was.  It baffled her, but she came to me looking for answers. In my dream we still had a language barrier.  I knew what this huge pad she held was.  I took the pad from her hands and stretched out the two gray elastics, grabbed my enormous mop and began to show her its purpose, once the pad was in place.  She thanked me and smiled...end of dream.

Now, my door opens, it is early in the morning; it is my new Ethiopian daughter.  She is troubled.  She can't find words.  She leaves and comes back trying to find words that I might understand.  I ask her if she had a nightmare, if her stomach hurts, if she is okay...she searches for words. She is growing more and more troubled by our lack of common language.

The one word she knows I know is modest.  She says it. I point to a strap, wondering what a bra could have anything to do with her current perplexity.  (I had previously explained that bras were a way of being modest, as one is developing; she wasn't buying it at first.)  Now, she was using this same word 'modest' again to me.

Then she looked down and I knew. 

 Suddenly my dream came to mind.  That huge pad was telling me what my daughter needed.  She was in need of her first sanitary products, she didn't know their name or where to look in her new house. 

When I showed her she was relieved.  Thank you God. Thank you for making it so enormous in my dream, so I wouldn't miss the message you were trying to give me.  Even without language, you have come to help me in my moments of need.  Thank you for preparing me in my sleep for what my daughter would need from me.  How could I walk this road without you and your Holy Spirit that leads me both by day and by night?

God is so able to come to our aid, He only awaits our invitation.

Thank you Lord!

25 comments:

Tracy said...

I've been reading, reading, reading your blog for months. ( I think you have visited me at Unless the Lord.blogspot) My husband and I are considering foster care, which may in turn lead to adoption. In any case, this is such a moving post.
HE cares for every detail, and makes us able to do what is placed before us!

Happymom4 aka Hope Anne said...

Kimmie, this one touches me more than I can even put into words.. . . sweet thing. . . how embarrassing and worrisome that must have been for her! I still remember the first time Kristina developed a hole in her underwear--her lang. was good enough she could tell me, but she came and practically whispered it to me, looking horrible embarassed and ashamed . . . still she told me. I smiled, told her that it sounded like it was time for some NEW underwear--that underwear gets holes when it gets old. Her relief was visible and palpable. God bless you both.

World Changer Mom said...

It is so good to find people who have simiar hearts for God and for the orphans! I look forward to reading more.

Handsfullmom said...

What a beautiful story.

andrea said...

i love how God speaks...He cares about everything, the big and the small! and you listened! pretty neat story!!! i'm so happy that her momma was able to help her...precious moments...each one of them!

Cari said...

what an amazing story! it just blows my mind that God showed you that in a dream. how great for your daughter that you both were able to go through that circumstance smoothly...only God!

mom said...

Oh, Kimmie! What a good God to prepare you with details that only He knew about in advance :-) Of course my second thought was...oh my, hormones, too, mixed in with this adjustment....

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

Valerie said...

I love it! God is good! :)

Janet said...

Oh, bless her heart!

How awesome our God is. I've got goosebumps all over. My husband interprets dreams but this one... none needed. So cool!!

You are a good mommy.

Love,

Janet

Anonymous said...

Kimmie, would you please pray for my family right now? I must leave this anonymous. We are having some major, horrible issues with our son whom we adopted. I don't know what to do other than beg God for wisdom. When I was desperate to be a Mommy, I never imagined having to deal with these things. I don't want to regret having taken this path, but my heart keeps thinking those thoughts.
Would you talk to our Father tonight for me? I just can't even pray right now.
-broken and overwhelmed

Marian said...

How gracious He is!

Saminda said...

Wow Kimmie, that's incredible! I love how God communicates with us.

If you find a moment, would you pray that God would speak to Stuart in a clear way? He is seeking.... just doesn't feel the Lord in his life.

Thank you friend. :) xoxo

Kristine said...

You always confirm to me, just when I need it most, that God will speak to us. Sometimes I need to be reminded to stop and listen.

Kathy C. said...

What a thing to have to deal with in a new country!!


Anon-praying for you. It's a horrible feeling and there is always lots of guilt. I know!!!

Lori said...

Kimmie, your blog encourages me so much! Thank you for your honesty. I pray for your family.

To Anonymous:
That being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
I pray for a miracle in your situation. Remember God can make anything beautiful, that's what He does.

Kimmie said...

Dear Anonymous...

Thank you for sharing your heart. If you want to send me a private email I can perhaps offer more support to you. Remember there is no condemnation for us in Christ Jesus. Don't let the enemy put shame on you...God doesn't want you to walk or live under that. We will stand and believe together for help to come for you with your son.

Nothing is too hard for God. Sometimes things seem to hard for us, but we need to remember to continue to give our troubles to Him and believe He is able to help us. I know this is hard when you are in the midst of a battle or when discouragement (which is a type of fear...) begins to sit on us.

Praying you will find encouragement and help. I am here if you need me, always. Please don't feel that you have to walk this alone. The Word tells us to bear each others burdens and that where two or three gather together (on anything) then there He is in our midst.

Sending a hug and believing God is going to help you my friend.

xoxo
Kimmie@overthmeoonwithjoy

Rebecca said...

So beautiful. Such a tender time and you are so sweet about it. God is good! I wish my Mama was even half this sweet. I have horrific memories of the change. Your a great Mama.

Stacy said...

I am smiling that God gave you that word in a dream. He's so good!

Expat Mom said...

Wow, that's just too awesome for words.

Renata said...

Oh Kimmie - God is wonderful to show you this - what a tricky situation with the language barrier, but praise God it wasn't so difficult.
You're doing such a great job!
God bless
Renata:)

Eve said...

Hi Kimmie, your children are very blessed to have two parents who know the voice of the Lord.

You are so encouraging to other families, with all that you have on your hands you offer to pray for others, give advice regarding adoptions and share your family with us.
Thank you so much for leaving a wonderfully touching comment for me on my blog, I'm learning from God everyday. After my latest miscarriage I felt that God didn't love me. It's staying in the Word, and women like you who are attesting to His Love and Faithfulness. It's so helpful, so very, very helpful to me personally. Thank you ever so much.

SUNSHINE said...

How sweet! Thanks for the link the other day. How is it going? It is really tough for me here right now, with Grace. I'm figuring you may be experiencing some of the same struggles. I'll be lifting you in prayer. Please lift me as well.
Your sister in Christ,

Julie said...

What a beautiful testimony of God's provisions in our lives. Wonderful!

Cindy said...

God is speaking to you and giving you direction, despite the language barrier. I just am so happy to hear the prays going up and the wisdom coming down, He really loves you Kimmie:) I really believe in the power of prayer and have seen Gods power in it!

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