Sunday, May 15, 2011

Thus far...

As I start the week, I can't help but be joyful over small things God has done in the lives of those around me.  A friend who has had multiple miscarriages and recently took a leap of faith and adopted a new baby just revealed that she is pregnant.  A situation I have prayed over for many months now regarding one of D's soccer boys and his uncertain future has had some new life breathed into it.  And last week, I was feeling a bit stressed over all that was going on with D's grandma, specifically how we would be able to be there for her while parenting two four year olds and living two hours away from her.  Even in the middle of that, we muddled through a long week.  And the message I really felt that God gave to me specifically in regards to her (show her a 1 Corinthians 13 kind of love) was reiterated not just by me but by someone else who stopped to visit with her while in ICU.  I am so thankful for a God who stoops low and mixes it up with us on an earthly scale.   There are still plenty of things I'd like God to show up and fix.  We still have bills and stuff keeps breaking.  I'm not sure how permanent that the solution for D's soccer player is.  And we have no plan for moving or selling our house, adding to our family, or working with D's grandma.  But thus far the Lord has helped us...

2 comments:

Kathy C. said...

I went back to reread your older post about the soccer boys. It sounds like a frustrating situation.

When I was 16 I went to Mexico (rural, not vaction!) with a family to help with their kids. What I didn't know was that the man was was bringing several illegals back with us. They paid him $400 each (in 1978 so that was a lot!)and we waited while they swam the river!!!!!

kayder1996 said...

Kathy-That's quite the story! I was talking about it with D's step mom the other day and she used to work at IBP, a packing plant. At the time she worked there, which was the 70's, she said that they had buildings constructed on the plant grounds for illegal workers to live in. Of course, if there was any USCIS (formerly ICE) inspections, the people who lived there would be gone but one would think the government would have had to know what those buildings were being used for. It is just crazy to me that no one can use their common sense to figure out some type of immigration reform that seals the border, makes entering under lawful ways much easier, and deals with those people who have lived here for a long time in a fair way, that gives them legal entry as a worker but not citizenship.