Our Fall-themed blog hop continues with a DIY Wheat Bundle by Lucy over at Craftberry Bush today:
It’s a fun and easy project, and adds such a soft and simple touch of Fall. Now if only she could teach me how to make that flower arrangement, too! 😀
(Photo by: Hello Baby)
I haven’t had much time for crafting this month, but while I was looking back at previous projects I shared, I came across that photo of Kevin and I from the Fall of 2010. We were just about to go to Peru and meet the little girl we sponsored through Compassion. I remember feeling *so* anxious during that season. About health issues I was having (turns out they were a result of the anxiousness!), about the flight (I hadn’t flown in 10 years at that point because of a really scary experience I had had at 20,000 feet), about the trip (I had never traveled Internationally before), and about meeting a little girl whose childhood was so different than mine. (In good and (mostly) not-so-good ways.)
The whole thing was waaay outside my comfort zone, but the trip went well, and it taught me a lot about love, and service, and trusting God as I step through the doors He opens.
A few years later, there was a lot of anxiousness throughout our journey to Steevenson too. More health issues, more flights, more trips, more babe’s whose childhood had unfolded a lot differently than mine.
There were a lot more doors to step through in that adventure, but, of course, that little boy was worth the effort & time it took to pass through every one. He is funny and magnetic and sweet. Extroverted to the max. He gets energized and recharges by hanging out *with* people. Completely the opposite of me and Kevin, who require alone time to re-boot after social interactions. He keeps us on our toes, and God has already used him in such mighty ways in his short little life.
The three of us have been chatting a lot (with each other and God) about if and how our family might expand in the future. (Or is it God whose “chatting” with/through us?) On a whim (or was it?), I texted my friend Joy to see when the next round of foster care classes might be starting (they only have them every few months here) and wouldn’t you know she replied, “tonight“.
So here’s to another open door…and the One who continues to shape the story that’s revealed on the other side.
To be continued…