“But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.” Isaiah 64:8
We wear a lot of hats in our day-to-day lives but none as precious as these. I am a wife to my amazing husband of 7 years, a mother to a beautiful 6 year old and a wonderfully creative 16 year old, a daughter to two loving sets of parents, and a sister to 4 incredible siblings. Most importantly I am a chosen child of the King, God the Father. In my 31 years of life I have experienced life at it’s best and worst times. I’ve cried tears of joy and tears of pain sometimes simultaneously. I wish I had known sooner in life that there was divine purpose in all of it, but I know now more than ever that God has been shaping my life and my heart all along. The brilliant and unique quality of clay is called plasticity. It means having the ability to stretch and be molded, and then being able to retain the change in shape even when pressed and squeezed and twisted. I am clay in my Father’s hand. Everday when I wake up and choose to submit to Him he takes me and molds me into a reflection of His own image. Sometimes the world around me gets heavy and weighs in on me, but I’m supported by the Holy Spirit living in my heart, shoring up my sides when I feel like folding in and giving up. Much like the potter leaning over his pottery wheel God adds to me when I’m dry and lacking and losing direction. He has etched His name on my heart and called me His own. I am the Potter’s daughter.
Man what a difference six months can make! Where has the time gone?!? Our lives have completely evolved in such a short period of time. We have gone from being a family of four to a family of six!! This year in May we welcomed a 7 month old baby boy, who is still with us in foster care. We also welcomed a beautiful 3 year old little girl in July. Things have definitely been a bit chaotic, but wonderful nonetheless. Our first daughter is now a whopping 7 years old and she is growing faster than I can keep up with her. She is brilliantly creative and she has a heart of gold. I see qualities in her everyday that inspire me, and remind me how blessed I am to be her mother. We are extremely proud to announce that we will adopt our second daughter in November. I can’t wait until all is final so that I can share all about her, and her unique personality. She is bursting with energy, and 100% outgoing and charismatic! That’s a whole new world for us, because my oldest daughter and I are more reserved and quiet. We are coming up on some very crucial court dates on our baby boy, and praying with all our hearts that we will be able to adopt him and complete our family. Our oldest son is now a senior in high school!!! I have no clue how that happened, but apparently my husband and I are aging faster than we realize it. We are really proud of the progress that he has made, and the obstacles that he has overcome in the last year. We’re even more excited to see all the great things he is going to do with his life. Hubby and I are rocking along, living and loving, and trying to keep up with this zoo of a household. We are thankful, and blessed, and utterly exhausted at times :). Can’t wait to share more with you as our story develops! Peace and blessings to all!!