The Lord himself will go before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forget you. Deutoronomy 31:8
I have been thinking a lo about friends and friendship. I have some really good friends. the kind you can call at 4a.m. and you know that they will be there. The one thing that has surprised me the most about the adoption has been some of the friends that I have made through blogging and emailing. There are some people I feel an instant connection to. Some that I feel I could learn so much from about faith and the bible, about being a great parent, about charity, about strength, about love. My new friends have been so kind, patient, and amazing sounding boards through this amazing process. I have always thought of my friends as gifts from God to me. To remind me that I am not alone. To remind me that He is there to help me (at all hours of the day and night). This life altering process of adoption has opened my eyes and my heart. It has made me a better parent to my three biological children. It has brought me new friends. It has brought me closer to J. It has made me look at some of the things we spend money on in a new way. This process has changed my life and I have yet to hold and love our child/ children. It is what I refer to as a techno-color moment. That moment when you realize you have been watching life in black and white and not color and you will never be able to go back.
So today, I thank God for my new friends, my old friends, and for his gentle reminders that He will always be there.
So today, I thank God for my little nieces and nephews that are coming for "Cousins Camp." I am praying for patience, joy, and the ability to be present in the moment. I would like them to leave my home planning and dreaming about what we want to do next year. I will update the blog with pictures.