Saturday, November 17, 2007

WOW

Yesterday we headed back to Disneyland and it was the first day of Disneyland's Holiday decorations and shows. All I can say is WOW!!! I've never seen anything like it! Of course it's the one day I say "nah, let's not bother with bringing the camera today." I searched online for photos or videos and couldn't find any that even come close to doing it all justice so I'll have to go back (you know... if I have to) and get some of my own. It was really like stepping in to another world and was the most spectacular thing I've ever seen. We were all oooooo'ing and ahhhhh'ing at everything we saw! The best part was the night was that we got to play in the snow after the fireworks! No, not real snow...even better. It looked like snow falling from the sky but was really just tons of suddsy bubbles. It was so fun to have it falling all around us and trying to catch it. I was playing in it with the kids and laughing out loud when some of the suds made their way right in to my mouth. Okay.. from now on.. closed mouth during the snow part, laughing stays inside! It was just totally a blast!!!!!!!

Other then Jim having a cold we had a great time again! Today is the first meeting of a new large adoption support group that started up at the church we used to attend. Even though we don't go there any longer (we loved it but it wasn't a good fit for Johnny) we like to join in on some of their events and follow the pastor's teachings on the radio. I've heard the group is pretty big already and made up of families adopting from here in the states and from all around the world. I know of at least two other families that have adopted or are adopting from Haiti and at least one other person who has been on two mission trips to Haiti so that is really cool. They are having their first family picnic at the park and we hope to join them. It's really something special to be around other families that know and understand all the joys and heartaches of adoption. Should be another great day! This is the start of Day 2 of Jim's vacation time and we have a heavy schedule packed with tons of fun.

1 comment:

Alexandria Henderson. said...

Hello fellow daughter of the king,

I've been catching up and reading some of your blog. My heart just breaks at some of the things you've had to go through recently. You and Johnny are in my prayers. I just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts.

I was playing online earlier and found something that might bring you encouragement during times of trial:

Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.

Psalm 32: 7

At low tide we see many hermit crabs moving among the rocks. At first observation the homes of these little critters appear bulky, awkward, cumbersome…burdensome. Heavy, hard shells with no give. They certainly don’t enhance mobility. When I’m picking one of these sweet critters up, they quickly pull back into the shell and all of a sudden one very big advantage of this home pops into my head…their body is well protected; this home is pretty much impregnable. To get to the body of the crab you would either have to break through the hard material of the shell or risk being pinched. What a perfect hiding place.

In reflection to our lives, trials often appear awkward, cumbersome…burdensome. It might appear to many that a mantle of illness, financial difficulty, or strained relationship doesn’t enhance ones mobility. Yet the outward house the Lord has given each of us today is the clothing of circumstance. And it is in this circumstance, the place the Lord has chosen for each of us that we are under the wings of His protection.

Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.

Psalm 119: 114

Abba, You have died for me; help me to live in You, resting in the place of the circumstances You have chosen for me today. Within Your chosen circumstances, Abba, pull me into the secret of Your tabernacle, hide me, and set me upon the Rock.