Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

Monday, March 24, 2008

Single moms and moms of Twins,

I wish you could have a glimpse into my heart right now...I am overflowing with gratitude and complete humbleness. I am truly without words as I try to explain the way God has ministered to me through you. Your prayers and your words of encouragement left in the 'comments' section have left me overwhelmed. I had huge tears streaming down my face as I read every comment left on the previous post--'Little Katie-Big Appetite.' God has created us to have fellowship with other believers...and there is nothing like it. It is a sweet fragrance to my soul, a comfort, and a reminder to stay steadfast. I treasure you. With this said, I want everyone to read the comments left on the previous post. Just scroll to the bottom of 'Little Katie-Big Appetite' and click on 'comments.'

I am hanging in there. Last night was a tough but memorable night. I decided to bring Christopher and Katie to my hotel room for another slumber party. I really want to focus on getting Katie well, but I cant leave Christopher out. Every time I go to Amani, Christopher is obsessed with the window, pointing and saying 'GO!" He delights in our special outings. So with each child on a hip, and wearing a big backpack, I set out for the hotel. We did shower time--again, not a favorite!- got jammies on and then went to bed. They did really well, until Katie woke up about 3:30 am screaming at the top of her lungs. I could not figure out the problem but continued to cuddle, pray, and sing to her. I got her medicine, a drink of water, changed her diaper...still an ear piercing scream. I felt so helpless as well as concerned for the hotel guests on either side of me. So I called Todd...I think the first line I said was, "Help, I am at the end of my rope!" He comforted and encouraged me and then had Lacey call. It definitely helped get me through that moment and eventually Katie fell asleep on my legs and stomach. Then I woke up at 7am to a soaked bed. Katie had leaked through her diaper, and it wasn't just pee! Auugghhh! So as I lay awake this morning, I decided that I was going to do an honorable mention to all those out there who are single parents and to those who have twins. It is hard work and I have a better understanding of the kind of strength and love that is required of you on a daily basis.

I did receive some hopeful news today that there is a good chance that we will get our written ruling at the time of our verbal ruling! This is what I've been asking God to provide! The written ruling is usually at least a few of days later. We are scheduled for our verbal ruling tomorrow (Tuesday). I have been encouraged to take C & K to Kampala for the ruling (which has not traditionally been required) because we must be present for the written ruling if it comes. Pray hard with me that both rulings will come tomorrow. The written is needed to finalize passports, visas, etc.. Knowing that God is in the business of doing big things, we will continue to trust Him for big things.

Thank you for all your prayers. Let's continue to unite in one accord and petition to our Father in Heaven for a positive written ruling soon, for continued health and protection over Christopher and Katie, and for us to be reunited as a complete family soon. God's timing is always perfect and beautiful--so let His will be done.

I apologize if this is all difficult to follow. Last night has left me somewhat emotionally and physically drained. On top of that, I am pressed for time. Mamma Susan has invited me to her house today!


Amy and Bethany's Ugandan Adventures! said...

Hi Jenny! I can defintely relate to katie's little accident! I'm pretty sure i've cleaned up more than just her pee of myself too:)

Be encouraged that people all over are praying for you.

"how good is the God we adore, our faithful, unchangeable Friend. Whose love is as great as his power, and knows neither measure nor end! tis Jesus, the first and the last, whose spirit shall guide us safe home. We'll praise him for all this is past, and trust him for all thats to come. --Hart.

love amy!

The Carr Clan said...

Jenny- I am so glad we live in the era of "blogs" and we can know what you are doing and need half way around the world. I am encouraged by your strength, and we are praying for you, C&K.
F.Y.I. Your 2 boys(ok, 3 since Todd got a haircut) looked very handsome at church yesterday and Sage was a princess, as always! love ya....nikki

r.glassing said...

Oh Jenny - my heart went out to you as I read thru today's blog (thank goodness for these blog's).

For the past several weeks, my faith and trust in our Lord has grown so much thru you because of your strength and amazing faith. You are such an inspiration. In that, however, the break neck speed and incredible stress that you have been dealing with, day in and day out, cannot help but take their toll. I am so comforted and encouraged knowing that our Lord is carrying you all the time.

I continue to pray for all of you and, most especially, for a written ruling tomorrow.

Blessings Jenny,
Rhona Glassing

Stacy said...

Hi Jenny,

I just wanted to let you know that I was able to catch up on your blog today and have kept you in my thoughts and prayers. I had hoped that I would be able to hug you goodbye, but missed you at the baby home last Wednesday. I hope you do not think it is for lack of caring.

My heart is very disappointed that it will not be ME accompanying you to the courthouse tomorrow, but please know that I am praying expectantly for a quick ruling. I pray that the Lord wraps you in His arms and makes His presence known to you in a clear way. You are not alone. I will anxiously be reading tomorrow to find out about the ruling.

God bless you,

Anonymous said...

I just wanted you to know that it has been my joy and priveledge to care for ALL the medical and health needs of Christapher and Katie. They have gotten the absolute best medical care that is possible for Uganda. I love them and have always had their best interest at heart. I pray as you start this new chapter in your life that the advances in medical care stateside will have Katie shipshape and doing better than ever. She has been doing quite well here since that one episode of "crisis". When she is not playing up the attention getter she actually acts very happy. Blessings on your family for taking two children from Uganda and calling them your own.I am praying that things continue to move as swiftly as they have for you. Siouxanne