Wednesday, February 1, 2012


We are in the midst of some very painful anniversaries for our little T.

As expected, there have been set backs

T. is struggling with staying in the present and not slipping back to her difficult days of Ethiopia.

Those past "difficulties" have crept into our everyday lives :(

We are working to NOT let the pain define her...

But to remember what & who she loves in Ethiopia.

 That each of us could use our hurts to grow.

be better.


For T to become the beautiful strong little girl God created her to be!

And trust in our God's sovereign & faithful purpose in our lives!

"The LORD will fulfill his purpose, for me; your love O LORD, endures forever"
Psalm 138:8

What I did NOT expect...

Is my response in this time of grief :(

There's an inward sadness.

I'm tired.

less patient.

stuck in a rutt.

It's so frustrating... to want to see things through His eyes only to be bogged down by my weaknesses.


But I am trusting in the truth of His words.

Resting in His faithful love & perfect timing!

One foot in front of the other,

This is what the LORD says:
"Stand at the crossroads and look... ask where the good way is and walk in it,
and you will find rest for your souls." Jeremiah 6:16


The dB family said...

Hang in there, my friend! I can identify. Bella has been putting us through the ringer these days and I don't always react in the most godly way.

Praying for you!


Becky said...

Thank you Deborah!!! Your prayers are appreciated more than words can say :D
And know, you are not alone when it comes to a not-so-gracious response to a chid's behavior, look, and/or talk. Ugh! But our God is faithful ... He guides & strengthens us to start again...For His glory!

Also praying for you & yours!

In Christ,

Jen V. said...

I can identify with you too, Becky. I struggle not to be so critical of Aubree's behavior, and try to remember where it stems from. It is so hard to remain patient some days. Praying for T, and the rest of you! <3

Becky said...

Thank you Jen! And happy day to you as you celebrate Aubree's first "Gotcha Day" :) I was just looking at your Ethiopia pics on fb ... so love that beautiful country - makes me miss it more!

In my prayers,