Friday, December 9, 2011

Lessons from A to Z ~ Buckled Up & Ready To Go

Buckled up and ready for a fun journey!
        Just recently, we have become a one-car family.  Which on the plus side means we get to spend more time together as a family!  One of the things we find ourselves doing more together is running errands or picking up Chad from work.
       Often times, Abby and Zoe don’t know exactly where we’re going, what we’re doing, or how long it will take.  I just say, “OK, get your coats and get buckled up, so we can go!”  They are so good at doing their job, sometimes I’m the last one out to the car.  What a sweet sight to see them strapped in and ready to go!

       Do you ever feel like you’re on a ride with God?  I do!  He’s in the driver’s seat (which is where I like Him!), but I have NO IDEA where we’re going.  I want to ask God things like, “Where are you taking us?” “What am I supposed to do?” “Why can’t I just stay where I am?” or “How long will this take?”  As His child, He has things he wants me to do and places He wants me to go. But He doesn’t always give me any more information than, “Let’s go.” 

       Our journey in pursuing Foster-Adoption is very much like this.  We know God has some things He wants us to do—sharing our hearts, home, and space in our family with a little one (or two!).  I don’t know how long this will take, or where we’ll end up.  But I don’t need to know.  God has just asked me to get ready, buckle up and prepare for a ride!

       So I take an example from my daughters:  Be quick to do my part, get ready and strap in for the ride.  God’s got some business to do and I’m going to do my best to enjoy the journey.
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?
Since you cannot do this very little thing,
why do you worry about the rest?

Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning... 

Luke 12: 26, 32


  1. It looked so natural for you to be sitting at village with a little one on your lap....and he looked so happy there. I'm excited for your journey. I'm looking forward to seeing where God takes you as well!

  2. Just saw these posts and we are excited for you in this journey of foster adoption. We were certified in PA andare about to begin the certification process again for Arizona. Great analogy with the car ride. Love to your family!