When we finally got the land (this was before Jaxson was even thought about) I walked the land and prayed that God would use the land to provide a safe place for orphans. We had a friend of ours that is a pastor walk and pray over the land and he said he felt such a peace on the land. Our friend also said he had a strong feeling God had a important ministry planned for that land. I had never told our friend how I prayed God would use our land.Then God showed us he had this amazing little boy waiting for us in China. The wild thing is that the only way we met the requirements to adopt Jaxson was because of this land.
Anyway we have not been able to go out to out land since fall because we don't have a 4 wheel drive to get through it in the winter. This morning Jaxson, Paige and I were VERY grumpy. It was a really bad night with both of them and I got about 10 minutes of sleep at a time all night which makes for grumpy kids and grumpy momma. I'm used to being woke up several times during the night but getting 10 minutes of sleep at a time is not good for anyone. I think it would have been better to not have had any sleep.
Finally this morning we were able to go out to the land and burn some trash and clean up some brush and PLAY. As soon as we stepped out of our car all of our attitudes changed right away. I can't even explain it other than when we step onto this land we have an amazing feeling of peace and calmness. I have gone there several times when I'm stressed out or in a bad mood and when I walk the land I can't help but to just relax and thank God for the amazing gift he has given us.
The kids had so much fun playing, picking up sticks, running around and finding all kinds of little treasures like sticks and rocks.
We can't wait for the day that God let's us build our home there. We hope to have a hobby farm and to bring home more kiddos and give them a safe place to live and a family that loves them dearly. I also pray that we can have a screened in porch so I can sit in it in the morning, drink my coffee and hear all the sounds of the creatures God created ( I don't want to hear any mice though).