Friday, May 20, 2011

Do It Anyway

All day today I have had this song running through my mind.  It is called "Do It Anyway" by Martina McBride.  In light of all the things in our life that are up in the air right now it is so comforting to me.  Life is not always going to be perfect but God is alive and working through us.  He has plans for us that we are not aware of yet and we can have faith that He has our best interest at heart.  Hope these lyrics encourage you like they encouraged me.

"You can spend your whole life buildin'
Something from nothin
One storm can come and blow it all away
Build it anyway

You can chase a dream
That seems so out of reach
And you know it might not ever come your way
Dream it anyway

God is great but sometimes life aint good
And when I pray
It doesn't always turn out like I think it should
But I do it anyway
I do it anyway

This worlds gone crazy
And it's hard to believe
That tomorrow will be better than today
Believe it anyway

You can love someone with all YOUR heart
For all the right reasons
And in a moment they can choose to walk away
love em anyway

God is great but sometimes life aint good
And when I pray
It doesn't always turn out like I think it should
But I do it anyway
Yeah I do it anyway, yeah,

You can pour your soul out singin'
A song you believe in
That tomorrow they'll forget you ever sang
Sing it anyway
Yeah sing it anyway, yeah, yeah

I sing
I dream
I love anyway, yeah."

Sunday, May 1, 2011

A May Day

I feel like I have been waiting for May for a while now.  I've been wanting to say "Next Month."  Next month we will be moving and next month we will find out what is going to happen with our foster son, whether it be adoption or reunification.  Next month will bring answers! Finally!!  I love the little guy to death but the waiting is the hardest part of all of this.  I just want to know so that we can have an idea of what our future holds.  If it is "with" him I will shout Hip Hip Hooray! and do a happy dance and sing praises.  If it is "without him" then I will prepare my mind and heart for a different journey.  It will just mean God has some other awesome kid or kids for us to fall in love with. 

My husband lost his job two weeks ago and has an interview with a great company this Tuesday at 9 a.m.  The job is perfectly suited to all of his skills and abilities and we are PRAYING hard that it will lead to a job offer that day!  It's good to hope right?  So we will hope and pray.  We know God has something for him, we are hoping this is it! 

As for the move, we *think* we are moving into the house next door.  It has been the plan since last October and we've been looking forward to it.  But of course we didn't anticipate this job issue.  We have until May 15th for my husband to find a job for us to be able to move into this house.  The owners are friends of ours and we want to give them adequate notice to find another renter if need be.  If we can't rent the house we will be looking at renting a condo or a month to month house.  It would be a challenge but I know we'd get through it. 

This is such a time of uncertainty, we should feel overwhelmed (and did at first) but God is so good and He has given us both a pretty strong peace.  God has not forgotten us, He loves us, and he promises to be with us always.  God never promised a 3 bedroom/2 bath with a yard but He did say that He would never leave us nor fosake us.  We are trusting in His Word.  We can't wait to share all that He is going to do in the next few months and see how all of these uncertainties become blessed realities!!