Thursday, October 02, 2008

do ken, one moe time

Yes, it's true.
Crazy true.



After weeks of indecision we are jumping in with ALL our feet. 16 feet to be exact. We have received no additional information regarding the specifics of "L'il B" other than she is 2 this month. To say this was easy would be flat out a lie. I can't help but blame sweet Buttercup on this one. Couldn't you have named our blog weTALKofFaith.blogspot.com or ourwalk inthepark? Cutsie2'tsie.blogspot.com was taken?TwoKiddosNoIssuesThankYouVeryMuch or 8isTOOmuch.com not available?

Ahh, our walk of faith. If I'm ever going to be accused of being flat out CRAZY, can it be for something like this? Why not....

So, too many stories to share how we have clawed our way through this one, but here's a nice one. I'm reading the Bible one night, directed to a passage by the better half after we were praying for a clear sense of direction. 2 Cor 8: 10-12. "And here is my advice for you in this matter (gulp): Last year you were the first not only to adopt but also to have the desire to do so. Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means. For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have."

OK, you're all searching your concordances... it doesn't say "adopt" it says "give" but the rest is exact, word for word.

Same night, while still reading I start pulling alphabet pretzels out while eating. I grab a handful and start trying to spell something. I eat anything broken, just ~dinking~ around, and find myself with RUST. I dig through the remaining handful and find a Y. Cool... RUSTY. Oh wait, it's a T. TRUST. no kidding. same night. God would never speak to me with a handful of pretzels, would He?

Can you imagine:
Peter: "Paul, check it out... messing with that guy down there."
Paul: "Alphabet Pretzels?"
Peter: "yeah, it's so sweet how they make those little things... "



TK tries her best to make me a tagline for the post. "Do again, One more time" is hilarious, is it not? Yes, she's that cute all the time.

So off we go again. Unified, on ourwalkbyfaith. All the kids are pumped. I will NOT hesitate to remind them of THAT when Lil B is driving them nuts later in life.

Hey, it's CRAZY true.

Posted by Farmboy, father of... dare I say it... Six

56 comments:

Jen said...

I could not be happier for your family. We will be thinking and praying for your family. Wow! God is amazing.

Ellen Enright said...

I am so happy for all of you! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! How amazing. Isn't it cool to know that God will take care of everything?
Again, I couldn't be happier for you.

Faith said...

Congratulations!
I will be praying!
God bless you!

emily said...

Oh wow!! What an amazing post. He certainly never promised that this road would be easy did He???

Does it make you feel better that I am super excited for you?? :)

Denise said...

I'm excited for you and happy for you!

Melinda said...

I am so excited for you! Such a leap of faith, but God is going to bless you for it and it comes in a beautiful little toddler package.

Cindy said...

That is wonderful news! I am thrilled for your family and will keep all of you in our thoughts! Good Luck!!!

Mary said...

Wow! Congrats and many wishes of blessing as you begin this piece of the journey!

jillybean1023 said...

Eric,your writing made me laugh so hard I was crying. I am sure there were some tears of joy also. I am so happy for you guys and that you are stepping out in faith again. God is smiling down on your family!!! Thank you for making a difference.

Jill

Wendy said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for the entire family. We will continue to pray for your family as you make this journey again.

Nate and Brenda said...

Praying for your family!! Cannot wait to follow your journey!! I know this was not an easy decision but I also know from experience that when God wants you to do something He will not let it go!! :)

Jim and Debbie said...

What great news!!!! You are an amazing family and God will see you through this challenge and bless you for your faithfulness.

Jim and Ryane said...

Congratulations!! I have been praying for your family and for your little one in ET! How wonderful that she will be able to grow up with the twins. Your family will be blessed for your willingness to step out and trust.

On a seperate note, Farmboy, you are a great writer! I laughed outloud at your post!

Congrats again and God Bless,
Ryane
(Gladney waitlist)

Kristy -Mom to 4 and soon to be more! said...

I have tears streaming down my face! WOW! How amazing is OUR GOD?!?!?! Congratulations!!!! ! What a testimony of faith you have! I am speechless and ecstatic for you! I have God bumps all over too! Let me know when to pick you up at Dulles for more sightseeing. :-)
Blessings,
Kristy
Mom of 6 and still alive! :-)

Chris and Jess said...

You are too funny! I love the alphabet pretzels!
This is so exciting, I will keep you in my prayers!

The Roberts Family said...

PURE JOY .... God will see you through. He asks us to obey Him, to Trust Him, to Follow Him .... yet he NEVER asks us to do it alone. He will be right by your side .... sometimes underneath you holding you up. You can count on us praying you through. Much, much love!! ~Shelly

Holli said...

so excited for you all! what a blessing from God. and the walk can never be easy - even if it is the straight and narrow! :)
Gods blessings to your growing family!

coffeemom said...

YIPPEEEE YAHOOOOO
So thrilled for you all!


Well, I wanted to be one of the first to shout out my congratulations, but of course had a crazy day....BUT; CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, it's so so exciting and it's so good. And Farmboy...yeah, I TOTALLY think God will use pretzels, whatever it takes. He's a terrible nag. And a great joker too. I LOVE LOVE LOVE This post! It made me cry, all over again, chills again. I am so thrilled for you all. And I think God knew this when Buttercup chose the blog name too.
Just finished my novena the other day, you all were in it, every day. And you will continue to be in my daily prayers.

I am so thrilled we are marching back together! wooohoooooo!!!!!!
Whatever you need, I'm here.

COOL COOL COOL COOL COOL

Love M

Annie said...

Congratulations on this decision to add to your family. what a journey this will be and how you will see God reveal Himself again and again. If He uses pretzels, I know it will be amazing to see what else He'll do.

God bless you and I will keep in my prayers.

coffeemom said...

Ok, and I linked to it from my blog, because good news should be shared! If that's not ok, email me and I'll take it down, right away!

Really thrilled for you! We can commiserate together too over the paperwork!

Celebrate!!! It's all so good!

The Albertsons said...

Okay... I'm laughing and crying at the same time, because I LOVE your heart for JESUS and I know, in the same breath, that this is so hilarious to you! AND AMAZING! AND HARD! We love you guys...
becca

Anonymous said...

Hi:
Thank you so much for the words from the bible. For some reason, I forgot about Habbakah. I read your blog from the beginning. Your blog is fun to read and very spiritual.
Thank you! God bless!

Ted and Lori said...

This is wonderful, wonderful news!

Sara said...

Yay! Wonderful news! I would imagine you are so happy to have come to a decision. Now, enjoy! Celebrate! Gather that paperwork!

Amy C said...

Found your blog from Nikki and Dustins'. Congratulations on your new Lil B! We're just starting an Ethiopian adoption through Gladney as well.
I LUV the pretzels! God works in mysterious ways, right??!!

Wolfemom said...

Congratulations! What great news! So proud of you for following God's call! Praises!!

Kelly, Mom to the Putty's said...

Beautiful fam. Just brought our little man home from ET. He makes kid # 6 for us.

The Six of Us said...

YES!!! Go get her!

Anonymous said...

Yay for the crazy family! So happy for you. Hope all goes well.

Jan

Jana said...

Oh, I love you guys, and I've never met you! Praise Jesus.

CHRISTY said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! I am so delighted! I suspected you'd end up settling here- isn't God amazing! I am so excited to follow the next phase of your journey.

Laurel said...

YEA! Sooo... excited for all of you.

Keep WALKING THE WALK ... it's a GREAT journey!

Blessings,

Laurel

PS: At 6, you've only just begun. We thought we were done at 5, at 6, at 7, at 10 ... now we have 13.

Laurel said...

FAITH:

Fantastic
Adventure
In
Trusting
Him


Keep TRUSTING ... in FAITH.

Laurel

Lori S said...

I am so glad that you decided to do this! I have thought alot about you and this situation. God bless you for your willingness to TRUST in His calling!

Michelle said...

What an AMAZING destiny your family has been chosen for! To know that your family has been chosen to create this new, wonderful family is absolutly remarkable. Good luck, and congratulations.

Holly said...

Yay! I'm so excited for you guys!!! :D Gotta walk the talk, right? Love it!

Rebecca said...

I think six kids is a GREAT number :) So excited for you guys!

Amy said...

This is Amazing... Really!!

Can't wait to see you all together!!!!

Juli said...

God Bless you! I don't know you but through your blog and what a beacon for all of us. May God bless you and your family and yes, she is as cute as ever and as you follow God's call "one moe time" may his grace bless you abundantly.

J, A and T said...

Congratulations....Wishing you all the best in this new adventure!!!! Praise be to God!

Rhea Anne said...

I am so excitied for you guys. I have waiting for this post. Congratulations!!!! Blessings, Rhea anne

~Laura~ said...

I'm so excited for you guys. I LOVE the pretzel story. God sure knows how to get our attention, doesn't he? :) Praying for you guys as you walk out this huge step of faith. Blessings!

HeidiD in CT said...

The tears are streaming down my face. What an amazing story to share with the kids one day. We will have you in our thoughts as you CONTINUE your walk by faith.

Andrea said...

I am SO happy for you guys!!! It will be another journey for you to travel, but as knowing now, so worth it in the end! It is absolutely amazing what you are going to be doing and we will be praying for you along your way! I really trust and believe Jambo and Kuma will be thankful for this in the years to come as well!!CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Sarah said...

congratulations on this next jump into the unknown. I cannot wait to see how this journey turns out.

Postma Family said...

This is such a blessing - a leap of faith, you have great courage. Our prayers are with your family that the road ahead may be smooth and number six may be here soon. Congratulations!

atHisrighthand said...

First, you know how I feel. I am amazed at the pretzel story.. wow.. how cool is that.. Then okay, I love love love, the jokes about the name of your blog.. lol lol lol

And finally this is so amazing. I am so excitted to be a part of this journey with you. I can't wait to see how it unfolds. Know that I am praying for you all!
Elise

Becky said...

I am amazed at the goodness of God!! Bless you as you prepare to bring this chosen one home.

Becky

Natalie Fournet said...

What a thrilling journey, though not an easy one! We will continue to pray for your family....how exciting!

Amber said...

What an amazing story you will have to tell. I am so blessed and humbnled to hear of your news! That is simply awesome news. Hey, Sanity is over-rated anyway!

Christine said...

I'm glad you're uniting everyone. I'll pray for you and your continued journey. I'm very sorry for the family's loss too of the ET Mom.

I WOULD GATHER CHILDREN said...

I have been thinking so much about you guys! Yes! So very happy for your family! God is so very, very...cool!
Smiles,
jen in mi

Jen said...

While, you may be one person who may be too busy to do this...you are so special to me that I had to tag you. If you can do it great. If you can't, I understand.
Jen

We are getting closer :)...I can hardly wait.

ruthie said...

I know this comment is late, but I just found your blog today. Anyway...PRAISE GOD. He is so good. Congratulations!!!

ruthie said...

I know this comment is late, but I just found your blog today. Anyway...PRAISE GOD. He is so good. Congratulations!!!

erika's funny farm said...

What wonderful news. I am praying for your new bigger family. God Bless.