Saturday, October 23, 2010

Jesus With Skin On

That is what I am witnessing this weekend. My sis is providing respite care for two little ones in the foster care system. They are absolutely precious, 3 and 4 years old. Sister and my brother~in~love are loving these precious little ones for the weekend and will send then on their way back to their foster home tomorrow evening, maybe never seeing them again.

They are so stinkin' cute and precious. How could anybody hurt them? ugh. Their story is so sad, how can anyone hurt these precious little ones like that?

We're off to go play at the playground.

Funny, we're being told we are "too old" to parent such young ones again, what is wrong with us? Both of our youngest are seniors in high school, we should be happy to be empty nesters...yet our hearts are full of love and just waiting for little ones to share that love with.

Resting in the SON,

Friday, October 22, 2010

I'm Waiting on You, Lord

I'm waiting
I'm waiting on You, Lord
And I am hopeful
I'm waiting on You, Lord
Though it is painful
But patiently, I will wait
I will move ahead, bold and confident
Takeing every step in obedience
While I'm waiting I will serve You
While I'm waiting I will worship
While I'm waiting I will not faint
I'll be running the race
Even while I wait I'm waiting
I'm waiting on You, Lord
And I am peaceful
I'm waiting on You, Lord
Though it's not easy
But faithfully, I will wait
Yes, I will wait
I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve you while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting on You, Lord
Yes Lord, I will continue to run the race, because he is worth it.
Resting in the Son,

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Mission Trip Giveaway- CHECK IT OUT!

Hop on over to and purchase one of their adoption fundraiser tshirts and be entered to win a mission trip to Ethiopia!

Prize: Mission Trip to Ethiopia, February 17-26, 2011
Prize value: $3100
Number of winners: 1-2
Number of Tee shirts to sell: 183 + 183
Ending date of the giveaway: 10/28/10
Where it can be won: My Crazy Adoption Blog
The prize is from:
To enter this giveaway, you can: purchase a tee shirt at My Crazy Adoption Store

Resting in the SON,

Monday, October 18, 2010


Parenting is not for the faint of heart. Adoption is not for the faint of heart. It is work, day in and day out. The storms will come. It won't be fun. The storms will hurt.

As a parent, we need to strap on the armor of God daily, and pray for our kiddos. Many storms come our way, with our biological children, adopted children, during the pregnancy, be it as the child grows in your womb or grows in your heart thru the paper pregnancy. Satan wants our kids. He comes to lie, steal, cheat, and kill. he'd love nothing better than to get his clutches into our little ones. He's love nothing better than for the adoption process to stall, for things to go wrong, papers to be lost, etc. Anything to keep these little people from coming home to their forever families.

But take heart, GREATER IS HE WHO IS IN ME, THAN he who is in the world.

Acts 16:25-26 - But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone's chains were loosed.

We must praise him through the storms. We must KNOW that Jesus has the victory. He is breaking those chains that the devil has tried to use to keep our children captive.

Be encouraged and CONTINUE to pray and praise Jesus through ALL of these circumstances. HE IS FAITHFUL!


Resting in the SON,

Toone Family Fundraiser

Stop on over at the Lee and Kylie's blog and check out these cool grocery bags they are selling to help bring their little one home from Africa. They hope to get their paperwork in by Christmas.

Kylie wrote the message on the bag to tell the story of adoption.
Resting in the SON,