It's been hard. Unbelievably hard - and those of you who know us know some of the details of the situation we have found ourselves in. We have had people tell us to just give up - being in school is hard enough without the work and responsibilities we have chosen. But we held on to Jesus. We have had to remind ourselves often through the past 8 months that this world is not about us - and in sacrificing what we want for what is best there are great rewards. The relationships we have been given, the learning, the constantly working hard to put our selfishness to death have all been worth it.
So as I type this my sweet Farmer Boy is completing his final final exam of year 2!!!!!! Granted he will be taking a few summer classes but in only 1 year we will be done with school!!! We are gonna make it - we've past the middle year and we're on the other side. Our dream of adopting is getting closer, and I couldn't be more excited. The difficult times in life are not times we should run from. Some of the most precious blessings come through times of giving up what our selfish nature wants and being open to what God wants for and through us.
We are so happy to be reaping the deep blessings of staying where we are even when all we wanted to do a few months ago was run. I wouldn't give up what we have learned and the joy we have been given for anything.
And tonight. Tonight we party!!!