Friday, November 28, 2008

I Would Rather Gather Children

OK, so I have been letting a couple people in our dream to add to our family, possibly from Africa unless God has other plans. No we are not starting now because well with the economy things are very, very tight right now. Our house is for sale (anyone want a house?) and well God hasn't said it's time yet.

For some reason people think we are crazy and that would only make 4 maybe 5 kids if we took a sibling group (don't tell Chris I said that). I know after our families have read these last 2 posts they are really going to think we are nuts but we are really only nuts for God and kiddos, oh and each other (I love my hubby like crazy) so I think that's OK. Anyway this is what I have to say to anyone who thinks we are crazy:

I Would Rather Gather Children......
Along the path of life,
Some would gather roses,
And rest from wordly strife;
But, I would gather children
From among the thorns of sin,
I would seek a gorgeous curl,
And a freckled, toothless grin.
For money cannot enter
In that land of endless day,
And roses that are gathered
Soon will wilt away.
But, Oh, the laughing children,
As I cross the sunset sea,
And the gates swing wide to heaven
I can take them in with me.
-unknown


And if you don't understand why we are thinking about an African baby well it's OK if you don't understand. I think of a rainbow family as a little taste of what heaven will be someday. So here it is, it is not a secret anymore we are hoping God blesses us with another precious gift someday. Now does anyone know where we can get a money tree to grow in our backyard?

3 comments:

Mom Of Many said...

Gather girlfriend gather!! Praying that your house sells and He brings you a boatload - we celebrate with you ALREADY - for your willing and expectant hearts!! Yippee Jesus!! PS He sold our camper "cottage" during that week when the stock market took such a plunge - and we weren't even advertising it!! HE is sooo good!! So expect your house to sell during the worst possible "not a chance" time - cause He LOVES to do things all crazy like that so we say, "huh?" Yippee Jesus!! =)

Dave & Stacy Brown said...

I am usually just a lurker here but couldn't resist a comment to this post.

Don't for one second listen to anyone's opinion!!! When that still small voice is what is leading you, you can never go wrong. I so admire your courage and faith!!! Keep trusting and saying yes. You guys rock and God will so bless your family as you walk in honoring and serving him. To God be all the glory!!! Love Ya Stacy

christina said...

I can't help but remember when your arms ached to hold a baby...and we prayed. God did the impossible and you now have 3 little ones to testify to His goodness. I can't see why He wouldn't do it again! I am so honored to have a front row seat to watch Him work in the life of your family. How many does your van seat? :)