Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Ups and Downs...








It's been another day of ups and downs. We spent most of the day on a "tourist" attraction, the equator. It was very cool for the kids to see how water goes clockwise on the northern hemisphere side, counter clockwise on the southern hemisphere side and straight down on the equator. Science lesson...check!

Meanwhile we received news that our court date has been moved to Monday. Since we have 2 cases (and not one), the judge wanted to hear them at the same time. I am struggling with issues involving trust and truth at this point. I'm not sure I understand either right now....

I am SO thankful that some of our friends are here. I had a "come apart" crying session while we were out today. So grateful that God had my friend there to walk the journey with me. Speaking of friends....I am extremely blessed by the friends God has placed in our lives. Please keep the encouragement coming.. God has used it to strengthen us daily! And, we love to see your smiling faces on Skype. If you have Skype and want to talk to us, we can set up a time!

We love you all and thank God for you. Please remember our global disciple-making pastor in your prayers. We received news yesterday that he has a tumor in his brain. Please lift him (Jonathan) and his family up before the Father who can do immeasurably more than we imagine.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Praying for all of you during this exciting but challenging time!!
Love the Bussells

Anonymous said...

Truth and trust mean something different to human courts, but they are under God's authority anyway!

You know how we moms are--we handle the actual crisis at the moment, and fall apart later. Glad your friends were there so that you did not save up ALL of the falling apart you're due till you got stateside!

So glad that our Father's arms reach us wherever we are resting. Just REST in His arms and don't try to understand or handle or unpack any of this for now. You are standing upon a mountain of blessings, even though the Enemy may try to move the mountain on top of you at times. The Enemy's yoke is a necklace of pride; the Father's is easy b/c He's carrying the load!

Hugs all around, The Baileys

Angelia Stewart said...

Hang in there sweet friend. I know your heart is on alert. He is faithful and his timing is perfect. Hold tight to his promise that he works all things together for our good. Stay in today. He cares and clothes the grass that dies and is thrown in the oven - how much more does he care for you. Praying for all of you...

Giann said...

Praying for y'all!! And my Skype name is hoosiergirl94! :)

David said...

We look forward to your blog each day! We know what to specifically pray for and LOVE the pictures! WOW! What a time to remember..... Praying you will feel the love and prayers and support you have in US!

Anonymous said...

Friend- The pictures just make my heart completely overflow. I am sorry that mixed in all the joy is not fun parts too. I wish it was just easy, but it never is... is it? Things here are good. Meagan and I are doing our best to hold down the fort. You are loved and missed. Can't wait to see all 7 of you next month. rashel :)

Anonymous said...

God never promised us a rose garden - but - He did promise to always be with us. I pray you can feel His love and His presence. It is great to read your blog every day and see the pictures - they are great!! I am sorry the court date has been changed again. But at least you have hope of a date. Tears are a way of bringing release and cleansing - I am sure you needed to have a breakdown moment - I am sure you feel better now. Please let me know when we can skype again. I have to get blood tomorrow afternoon, which will take five hours. But if you can set up a time, I will be sure to be home. I love you all so much and have you in my every thought and prayers. Lots of folks are reading your blog every day and love the pictures. What a great time for you to get to know your new children and to see so much of God's world. You are in God's hands and He will work all things out for good. God is good - all the time. I hope we can talk soon. My love, hugs and prayers - Mom/Meemaw

Angie said...

I just feel I have to say how much I love you and your family. Your honesty and transparency through this whole process is such a testament to how God is using your family's willingness to deal with the ups and downs and "messiness" to bring glory to His name.

I also love the fact that technology allows us to "cyberwalk" this journey with you and intercede for specific requests as they come up. I get goosebumps just thinking about it. Love you guys!!

Angie

Mary Beth said...

Praying for the sweetest family I know. If you need a Paula update, my skype is marybeth.parker. :)