I can't believe we are finally on the countdown to transfer! It is here and it's getting real folks! We are both excited, ready, anxious... I don't want to say scared, scared isn't the right word, I'm at peace that this is our last and final, but I'm nervous about what is to be. What is the answer going to be?
It has been interesting over here. A lot has been happening which has me to believe God has and is truly at work in our lives right now. A ton of prayers have been getting answered, like a ton! So much has been on my heart and it feels like God has been using this time get my "ducks in a row, " so to speak. Its weird and I almost can't even explain it! Here are some examples...
*After years of praying for him, my husband is getting baptized! He has been totally growing spiritually this year, and I have to believe it is because of what we have been going through that he is ready to fully commit his life to God.
*I am getting re-baptized. I was baptized when I was 12 in a Seventh Day Adventist church. I chose to be baptized, but I had no relationship with Jesus. I did it because my friends were and I thought I should. Soon after I stopped going to church, questioned if there was a God, and became a stoner/Hippy during High School. I became a born again Christian at 22. I really wanted to get rebaptized then, but was told I "didn't need" to because I already was baptized at 12. Well, I really feel God put that on my heart then, and I should have listened. I have questioned it since! I am SO excited to be getting baptized again... and with my husband! God is so good!
*A few weeks ago I met this really nice old lady who just moved into a senior center. She mentioned that her kids/grandkids won't come and visit her. God laid it on my heart! So when I was leaving I ran into her in the parking lot and asked if the boys and I could come visit her, she said yes. It had been a few weeks and I kept trying to go, but one of us kept getting sick! Its been hanging over my shoulder. Monday, we did it! I made some paleo pumpkin muffins and brought them to her with fall flowers. It was very nice visit and it felt so good serving. She wants us to come back and make Italian cookies! Yes please!
*For the last few years my relationship with my brothers has been almost non existent, even though we used to be extremely close. The only way we would ever take or hangout is if I called, etc. I have been so hurt by it and had been telling my parents that I was over them! I felt that they just didn't care about me. Well, just last Sunday, we decided to head up to my parents on a whim. My brother came in storming mad at me because we didn't call him and tell him we were at my parents (we live an hour away!). I was shocked and didn't know how to respond at first. Long story short, we cleared up the relationship, I am relieved to know my brother loves me. I called my other brother that night too and made plans to hang out! God is good!
*This is maybe not as serious, but I truly feel this is a miracle. My sons have Micky Mouse dolls that we take each trip to Disneyland every time we go. They got them their very first time there and are very attached. Last week Maximus lost his at Disneyland. We didn't know if it was on a ride, or if it fell off the stroller? As soon as we realized it was gone, the boys and I prayed! We prayed that the right person would find it. We went to Lost and Found gave the description and hoped for the best. I got a call Monday that they found Maximus' Mickey Mouse! I was shocked and in awe at what an amazing God we have!
Here is a pic of us on the way that day...
The benefit of bringing Mickey every time is the boys don't feel the need for something new all the time! The appreciate what they have. They are mailing the other Mickey and it should be here any time. They can't wait to be reunited ;-)
The list goes on and on! I just feel like God is preparing me for something big! I pray its two new miracles!
I did my first PIO shot today... transfer is in five more days! I've quit caffeine, no more wine... We are SO ready!