Friday, October 20, 2006

The Blessings of Waiting

I have been pondering the blessings of waiting. Those around me know that I moan and groan about this waiting, but there have been many wonderful blessings as well.

One of the amazing blessings is seeing the hand of the Divine in my life. I think it's great that Heavenly Father knows who I am - me, Shelly Turpin. He knows me! He provides me with direction for my life. This simply amazes me. I love it!
He provides me peace. There have been so many times that I have gone to Him with questions and concerns and He has blessed me with peace. Those that know me well know that is what I long for the most. Peace. Complete and utter contentment. It is possible in this crazy world, but it can only come from Him. I am grateful to know it.

Another of the blessings is the effects on my children. I imagine that Joy will impact our lives in ways we cannot comprehend. I assume that in the future I will talk about her effects on all of us. Today Becca had to write a small paragraph on trials. She doesn't know I am sharing this (forgive me, Becca).

Well, to my Mom, it's a trial to adopt Joy, but we all are going through with it. We have to wait and be patient so that we can get her. We have to have faith that we will have enough money and that we can take care of a person with Down syndrome. But we do and that is the best we can do for now.

I love her faith! :)

Friday, October 13, 2006

I'm Ready!

In my back-to-school blessing, I was blessed that when we were ready, Joy would come.
I am ready!
This week I got my bassinet, car seat and stroller. My sisters have sent me beautiful baby clothes. We are prepared and waiting.

I am not the most patient person. I have been grateful to Heavenly Father. He continues to bless me with peace and contentment - then I get up from my scripture study and I want her here now! :)
My new favorite scripture is Romans 15:4.
"...that we through dpatience and comfort of the escriptures might have fhope."
My scripture and prayer times are the only things that are keeping me sane right now.