I was walking to my little raised bed with two bowls of compost- scraps from the kitchen plus a MOUNTAIN of cat hair from Purrscilla(prettiest ragdoll cat ever)- and I was praying out loud about some things, when I looked up from where I had been watching my feet,(clumsy plus two dogs who like to leave “gifts” in the pathway) and there was a man right there at our gate, like one ft away from me!!!! It was the amazon delivery guy(did I mention I was very sloppily wearing JUST a robe?!??- hey dont judge, this is my catching up on laundry strategy!) Anyway he startled me something serious and I clutched my robe together and laughed about how I had been talking to myself, when BOBO lost her MIND! I had just been feeding the dogs so I had two standing pet gates up in two locations, in a row, (For a visual, the two gates, the back door, the path and where I was standing at the raised bed are all in one straight line), when Bobo jumped over one(clumsily knocking it down because she is basically a giant Russet) then plowed through the second one and was at the gate in like .2 seconds howling at the top of her lungs at this man, I thought my ear drums would burst. She wouldnt listen and was determined to tell him off, she continued to howl her heart out even while I had her mouth clamped shut with two hands. This poor man y’all.. He just kept laughing and saying my husbands name, ” Jacob? Jacob?” which was so cute because it was in a very similar accent to how everyone always pronounces his name in African countries, including our son, although this man was Hispanic.
He was delivering my Natural Calm, which I always tell everyone about- because it is SO GREAT! I LOVE magnesium- for pain, stress, anxiety, sleep, regularity- you have to get some, I take magnesium supplements but its never enough so I take a hot Epsom Salt bath every night of my life, which is WONDERFUL. But I also drink Natural Calm, on a regular basis to get all the magnesium I can get. Basically I should do a whole post about magnesium, because this tangent is getting out of control, but here are the highlights, magnesium is great, you need it, the absolute best deal on Epsom Salt is the EPSOAK brand on Amazon, although I have bought DR TEALS at Costco and typically like their brand as well. For the Natural Calm magnesium powder drink, I love the raspberry lemon flavor, they also have gummies! Anyway to corral this long winded magnesium speech, I have bought Natural Calm at both Amazon and Thrive Market(natural and organic foods at wholesale prices delivered! They have a free trial as well! )
So to finish the story, between the cat hair, the robe, the praying, and the BEAST (and it really is a SANDLOT style situation because nobody is tall enough to see over our fence and BoBo likes to occasionally make herself known in a startling manner to people strolling by) This guy and me had quite the chuckle, and Im glad he delivered my Natural Calm because I was out, and wont be able to take my hot Epsom Salt baths every night while Im in Africa for 3 weeks… because I am going to Uganda… BECAUSE WE GOT A COURT DATE!
(You can buy this adorable lightbox in my etsy, and if this link doesnt work, its because it is temporarily shut down because we used all of our money buying PLANE TICKETS!!!!! I dont even care because 5 years later and YAYYYYY!!!!!! : )
And I am speechless…
Still processing the news, and preparing in a frenzy. We leave for Uganda in about FIVE DAYS, for our court date. We will stay there with our beloved Chocolate Drop, for 3 weeks, preparing for court, going to court, and spending time with our son and at our childrens home and school. After 5 years, its hard to even comprehend, that we will be seeing him soon, and seeing all the kids and construction at our childrens home in person. I feel like Im defrosting layer by layer, years of disappointments, frustrations, fears, doubts… and Im just praising and worshiping every day while I prepare. God came through for us, like he said he would.
Won’t He do it?
He said He would
So, I trust Him at all times!
(side note if you need a cute message board like this one I have several for sale in my etsy shop!)
The hard part is that, first, we will be leaving behind our animals and family, I am so close with Nugget, Bobo, and Purrscilla, its gonna be brutal to leave them behind. Then, at the end of 3 weeks, I don’t see how I can leave CD (Chocolate Drop) behind to come back home. For a lot of reasons, we wont be able to stay there while we wait on the final steps to be taken care of, and we arent sure how long they will take, but Im still haunted by how we all sobbed hysterically the last time we had to leave each other. : ( Pray for us yall, this is gonna be a huge transition for all of us!!!!! Our next trip we will be able to bring him home. So please pray that it will be soon! That is really all I can say for now. I haven’t really announced this news to a lot of people because after such a long time it’s hard for me to believe it is really happening. I havent even really wanted to talk about it, afraid after so many letdowns for this not to be real…. just quietly screaming THANK YOU JESUS! I have just been processing the information and preparing and packing… Im really without words.
Thank you for your prayers, encouragement, and financial support over the years, it has kept us afloat!
Please continue to pray for us, any time we get a tiny step of progress there are always attacks and obstacles and struggles popping up right and left, the financial situation is rough, and the complications never seem to cease. I cant even stress too hard though, JUST EXCITED!! I. AM. GOING. TO. UGANDA. and my son WILL. COME. HOME. NO MATTER WHAT-IN JESUS NAME!
Just got done packing some huge duffel bags filled with school supplies, small toys and gifts, art supplies, clothing, all kinds of treasures for these treasured kids we have been missing for so long!
We have our flights but are fundraising for travel expenses and our next flights, you can donate at our paypal link:
Thank you and be blessed!
42 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.
2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
3 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?
4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.
5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.
6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.
7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.
8 Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.
9 I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
10 As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?
11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.