Many many thanks to those that baked goodies and to those that purchased. Each time someone chose their treat and put a donation in the box I nearly teared up. I also had the opportunity to talk with many people about the foster care system and adoption. I had a wonderful chat with an older lady who was adopted herself. It was very touching. The whole day was a great treat for me.
Tonight I got to talk to a dear friend that is expecting her first child any day. I reminisced with her about my own anticipation of having my first and the anxiety and worry over becoming a mother and not knowing when it was going to happen. Trusting the Lord and waiting patiently, or not so patiently, was so hard! It was hard every time. And it's hard this time too. I'm doing every thing I can to prepare, but there's no labor for me this time. It's just waiting. And I don't know what's coming at the end of my wait.
Today at church we had a guest speaker for the Sunday school hour. Pastor Richard from the Glory Gang, and ministry to inner city kids, came to share with us about the work Glory Gang does. Several people from our church have gotten involved in this ministry recently and I loved hearing about their work. His stories brought tears to my eyes several times. He told us about his own father referring to the kids he was working with as "throw away kids" and how that really bothered him at first. Then he realized that we were ALL "throw away kids" without Christ. We were worthless. But in Christ, God adopted us and we became worth something!
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. I John 3:1a
And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. I Cor. 6:11