And He Will Make Your Path Straight

Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.

 

I am clinging to this truth from God’s word this morning.  My to do list is LONG and continues to grow.  Between finishing up remodel projects, finishing up curriculum from last year, buying new school books, adjusting to Ezra’s schedule, and preparing to teach a new year…………..the days are long!

We also are so blessed I hate it when I feel like I let my to do list steal my joy.  I have enlisted 8 helpers of mine to tackle these summer projects together.  Working together has reminded me that I do not have to do this on my own.  God used a post a friend shared about simply needing “more God” in each day.  That has been the focus of my quiet times this last week.  I want to do everything today knowing that I can’t do it on my own.  I just can’t.  I am leaning into the God that brought me to this path and trusting Him for each moment.

When I look at that picture above I think of that sweet family we were last November when it was taken.  We took those photos not only for pretty Christmas cards, but also for our adoption profile.  We had just taken the plunge and had our home study done for a special needs adoption.  Little did we know that just one month after that home study, we would hear of our sweet Ezra.  God is so faithful friends.  Ezra has exceeded our hopes and dreams.  Everyday is a gift with him-a miracle.

I truly want to blog frequently for the main purpose of documenting the daily joys of little Ezra.  Like this morning-how he lifted his head with the therapist a little bit longer than usual.  Also, like how over the weekend his oxygen requirement was less than 1 liter.  God is healing our little man and teaching us to simply trust in His plans EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.

Would you pray with us?  Would you pray that Ezra will continue to be a faith builder?  Not just in our family, but in everyone that works with him.   He is the most precious gift.  We are so grateful God entrusted him to us.  We continue to hope that God will grow our family as He sees fit.  Our hearts have grown to embrace this new world of special needs.  The need is great friends……would you consider opening your heart and home to a treasure like our Ezra?

There are so many avenues to adopt a child that has special needs.  We have so much love and respect for the National Down Syndrome Adoption Network.  We have updated our profile with them again just this month.  I can speak with personal experience that they are a great resource and are doing great things with their work.  They work so hard.  I am in awe of the sweet women that run that special group.  Pray with us that God would continue to honor all their efforts for children born with Down Syndrome.

http://www.ndsan.org/

 

So now I am off to tackle more piles and clean more messes.  I am going to share later today about a fundraiser that my Emma and her friend Jaqueline are having for my dear friend Jen.  Here is Jen’s blog:

http://letsfillthevan.blogspot.com/

 

Two years ago my Emma raised almost a thousand dollars for Jen’s last adoption.  Help us do that again to bring home two precious ones.  Two sweet daughters for the Johnsons-Felicity and Trinity.

I will leave you with a cute little grin from our Ezra.  May God bless you today!

Brandy

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