Monday, January 03, 2011

The Whole Story – an intro

Over the course of the last month I’ve shared bits and pieces of all that transpired for us in Malawi. I know you may not all be interested in hearing every last detail, and I’ll try not to let it get too lengthy. I’ll likely break it up into several posts. However, I also know that many, many of you have prayed for us through this trial without knowing many specifics. I’d like to share more as a way for you to see how those prayers were answered, and to show just how good God was to us through incredibly difficult circumstances. God repeatedly commands us in Scripture to remember, and much of the Law is designed to help His people recall the things God had accomplished for them. Psalm 105:4-6 (NASB) says:

4 Seek the LORD and His strength;
Seek His face continually.
5 Remember
His wonders which He has done,
His marvels and the judgments uttered by His mouth,
6 O seed of Abraham, His servant,
O sons of Jacob, His chosen ones!
Danny and I want to be careful not to forget all that God has taught us through this experience. Since this is a journal for me of sorts, I hope that blogging will help us accomplish that goal, to His glory. I’d love for you to follow along, but I’ll also understand if you elect to skip these posts and move on to photos of the world’s three cutest kids.


Anonymous said...

So glad you're doing this. There are many who are interested. And it will be therapeutic for others--us included!!! Plus, you really have nothing else to do!?!?!

Willis said...

Oh Laura. How I wished we lived closer to you, that I could get to know you guys and let our kids from Vietnam play together. I have read your last posts, and I sat and cried. I know your heart hurts. Jason and I embarked upon an adoption before getting Rocco and it also ended up with no baby. I still don't understand all of it, and it was 6 years ago. I'll be praying for your family. It sounds like you know what is most important though...bringing honor to Him. I've kept my eye of Vietnam to reopen for the last 2 years. They just signed the Hague..hopefully it will be soon.

Julie said...

My heart aches for your family and for the sweet boy you had to leave behind. Writing is therapy and I hope by the time you have finished telling your story it will give you some closure. I feel bad you had some negative comments. Until they have walked in your shoes it's unfair to make those comments.