Today 2 years ago a judge decreed that Baby Girl Roe would be forever Tess Elizabeth, a part of our family, a legal member of our "tribe"! What a day! So today we rejoice!!!
The celebrating of Tess' "final" day was made even more special because of my husband's prayer list. You see he has this prayer list, I wish I could show it to you, it is a sheet of paper, torn & tattered, requests crossed off, new ones written in. It's not pretty to the eye but it is beautiful.
*Please understand that I am in any way proclaiming a "name it ~ claim it" type of theology ~ God does at times grant His children's requests for material things ~other times He does not. Our joy, fulfillment & satisfaction is in HIM, not in the gifts!!*One particular request has been on there for awhile ~ a new camera for my wife. Photography is my hobby ~ my "if I could be anything in the world...(outside of wife and mom of course) it would be a photographer" type of hobby! Maybe one day it will be an extra source of income for our family. Maybe. (remember I said this was a hobby, I still have a lot to learn & and I'm no pro)
So my husband prayed ~ yes he prayed that one day he would have the resources needed to buy his bride a nice camera. The Lord saw fit to answer that request about a week ago and I now have a nice digital SLR camera. Aren't you thankful for a God that answers prayers that give us simple joy, like a camera? It's not about the camera really...it's about our trust and confidence in THE ONE who provided the money for the camera. It's about our Heavenly Father listening to a simple request from a man who desired a nice gift for his bride. HE hears.
I'm also so thankful for a Godly husband that knows God does hears and petitions Him daily ~ from everything to our daily bread, to a little extra money for a camera ~ He knows everything comes from the Father's hands!
So when I woke up today I was already planning my first "photo shoot" to celebrate this special day with my beautiful daughter! I had such fun & Tess thought it was cool that I let her go barefoot in public.
**I began to write this post during T’s nap-time and since then we received another gift from our good God by way of some family ~ a check for some of our adoption expenses!!!!
Thank you Father for the gifts you give us!