Friday, October 9, 2009

A prayer and a giveaway

It's Friday!!!  Internet is up and running, but no pictures today- sorry!

It has been a long, stressful week.  I didn't realize how stressed I was until my husband said that I wasn't acting like myself.  I am anxious about the house selling.  I can't quite wrap my head around whether I am sad that the house is selling, frustrated that we will love mucho money when we sell, or stressed that the buyers have STILL not gotten back in touch about our counter.  And we gave them our counter on TUESDAY!!!  Seriously...  I am ready to know one way or another- will this offer work out or will we need to have patience to wait on another offer.

So, I am needing prayers.  Prayers that something, anything will happen this weekend.  (And may it be that we are locked into a contract!)  And a prayer that I will let go of the stress and actually sleep.  I can't sleep when my mind is wondering and so these past few nights I have been wide eyed.  And of course, when you are sleep deprived, you are no good to your kids. 

And I need some other prayers, not for myself, but for my friends Leigh and Gray Ladd.  I have posted about them several times over the past few weeks, but today, after reading her blog, I wanted to share once more.  Leigh and Gray set out many months ago to adopt a child from Ethiopia.  Following their call from God, they began the adoption process and are in full swing of trying to raise their initial fees.  At the end of last week, they thought that $5000 more would do it.  But God has a way of changing things around when we least expect it right?  At a conference on adoption, Leigh and Gray heard God calling loud and clear that they were to open their home to not one child, but to two children!  Amazing, yes!  Scary, yes!  And so now, they must come up with close to $8000 in the next couple of weeks.  Prayers please for the Ladds, for their family, for the children they seek to adopt and for those around the world who are supporting them in prayer, financial donations and giveaway donations.  The Ladds feel strengthened by all the support, but $8000 is still a daunting number!

For her full story, jump on over to her blog
And after reading the blog, please, please join in praying for the Ladds and if you are able to support them financially, donate to the giveaways posted on

More later...

1 comment:

Amanda said...

I stopped by and prayed for them... WOW! That is sure an inspiring story.

You hasve a really lovely, humble, and tender blog... its like I can almost see your precious heart. Dont lose that wonderful quality!