Saturday, May 30, 2009

Blessings Abound

Just last weekend I packed up all of our belongings and moved it all too a storage unit. And I'll be honest, my wonderful husband and 2 of his brothers did all the moving, I just watched, drove around and took a few last pictures of our first home.

Once everything was packed into the 15 by 20 unit, I felt a little sad; our WHOLE house could fit into one little room! While I know I have a lot of stuff; I felt like maybe I didn't have enough... and then as I checked some blogs today I found this:

IRL (in real life) I know nothing of the Blocks, in the blogging world I've read their blog for a while and find myself enthralled by this wonderful family. IRL I try so hard to live by faith, in the blogging world Amy is the epitome of it. And this blog entry just spoke to me; it broke my heart, angered me and caused even more of a stir in my heart that tells me that I can't just sit here and do nothing.

I (and if you're reading this you probably are too) am so blessed. I have so much; never once do I go to bed hungry, have no clothes to wear, worry about a roof over my head. I am blessed beyond reasons I will never understand. Even if I lost my job, my house, my car and all of my belongings there are people in my life who would help me. Where are the people who will help them? Who is going to help these starving, homeless people?

Mother Teresa once said "When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed." And I know that I may not be able to change the world but maybe, just maybe, I can change the world for one child. And we will. I have totally fallen in love with Ethiopia, God has pulled our hearts to this country and I can't wait to see how God uses Ethiopia to grow our family.

Speaking of our family growing - Matt and I are so excited for June 11th. And when I use the word excited it encompasses more feelings than I ever thought possible. There's a quote in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix where Hermione is telling Harry and Ron all the different emotions Cho Chang is feeling and Ron responds with "One person couldn't feel all that, they'd explode!" Hermione's response "Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon" is humorous but I understand what Ron is saying because since Tuesday, that's pretty much how I've felt - like exploding! Please pray for us as June 11th approaches: that we're not too nervous and we're calm and ourselves. That this bm will see in us in person what put us at the top of her list of prospective adoptive parents. Please pray for God's will for us, this young lady and of course for this baby, who could be ours.

Love & Blessings, Meredith

~~~Have you counted your blessings lately~~~

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