I don't know why but it still amazes me when God connects all the dots to drive a message home. Lately my Care Group has been studying about God's Will for our lives, how it is worth the wait, how we shouldn't try to but in(that is so hard), and what we should do while we wait. I have been reading about these same things in some of the blogs I read. I have heard it in advice from people who are not in my CG. It still is wonderful to know that when God wants us to know something, He will continue to bring it up until the lightbulb comes on for us.
Thank You, God for having patience with your slow witted followers.
Today was our first field trip of the year. We went to the pumpkin patch. We always have a great time and today was no exception. The weather was great. We were the only classes there and we had a great day playing outside.
As for the picture, you have to be able to get over yourself and your pride when you are a first grade teacher. How else can you get a 40 year old, out of shape woman to climb 25 ft in the air and slide down an inflatable slide while wearing a stylish tye-dyed jack-o-lantern t-shirt. Just get 15 6 year olds to chant 'Go Miss Evans, Go!!" I hope you enjoy my first photos. We definitely enjoyed making them.
If you have read my earlier posts, you know this journey started a while ago. Our Care Group lesson this week was on waiting on the Lord and His will for our life. Yes He hears our prayers, he knows our needs better than we do. But waiting on the next step can be so hard. I could see how God has worked in my life so much during this lesson.
One of the topics in this lesson was Active Waiting. The characteristics of active waiting was spending time with God through prayer and reading His word, being silent(boy that one can be sooo hard)and listen for his direction, waiting for God to strengthen you, and not comparing yourself to others(jealousy and envy). Anyone who has adopted knows that it is a "hurry up and wait" process. God has been so good to teach me so much through this process and I praise him for the lessons.
Thank you God for helping me see you working in me and through me. Help me to always stay connected to You and Your will for me. Help me learn what You want to teach me. God I praise you in the waiting!!!
As the fellow Alabamians know, we have a state obsession with college football. So when a friend from church wanted to know if I wanted to go to the Alabama game this weekend I jumped at the chance. What else was I going to do on Saturday, clean my house, grade papers?
I had a wonderful time of fellowship with Susan our hostess and my cousin Dawn. In Alabama women can fellowship during a football game.
The game was ugly. We did not play well, but one of the star players of the game I found out is a devout Christian. Glen Coffee, who literally carried the offense this week, is a very vocal Christian on the University of Alabama campus. I was so very happy to hear this, when Alabama was voted as one of the top 10 party schools not so long ago.
Thanks again Susan for the ticket!
Thanks be to God for a beautiful, fall, football day!
Ok, here I go again. I am really going to try to commit to this blogging thing. I enjoy reading them I just don't enjoy writing so much. I think it goes back to my freshman English professor who failed me. The woman had it out for me from the beginning. When I wrote an opinion paper she told me my opinion was wrong. Excuse me?!?! You can disagree with my opinion, and people do on occasion, but I don't think MY opinion can be wrong.
OK back from that tangent now. This blog is about my adoption journey. Which as with many journeys, it has been blessed with many twists and turns and side trips.
I will write more about this soon.
I have a lot of stuff in the works now and I will post about it soon.
I will also try to get some pictures up soon. I am always the one behind the camera, not in front of it.
Thanks for any comments. I need help with this whole blogging thing. I want all the great bells and whistles, like music and cool wallpaper and stuff. Somebody tell me what to do!!!!
Hi, I am Tanya (pronounced Tonya), I am single and have 2 children of my own that I adopted from Uganda. Both under the age of 2. What was I thinking?(I wasn't I was listening to God).
I am a first grade teacher.
I am very involved with my church.
I live in Alabama(ROLL TIDE!!!).