Current Child Count

  • HOGAR DE AMOR I: 11 babies
  • HOGAR DE AMOR II: 6 boys
  • HOGAR DE AMOR III: 8 girls

Sunday, January 10, 2010

2009 Word-of-the-Year Wrap Up

Last year I took up the Octamom challenge to chose a word-of-the-year as a focal point and personal challenge. My word, "rest", came right to mind and was continually just right for my year.

~Not once but twice I got away from the homes for long weekends, to just read and eat and relax and do something different.

~Could've had something to do with being too busy to think about it and experiencing a tragedy the same week, but I trusted and rested in God even as I turned 27 in 2009...still single.

~I took my first "furlough" after over 5 years living in Bolivia! It was probably very well my last because after two months I was bored to tears, but anyway, I planned to do it and I did it! {Now please no one mention another to me. At least not for 5 years!}

~In the first half of the year, two of our babies entered enternal rest with their Heavenly Father.

~I was very blessed by the insight in the book "Rest of God" by Mark Buchanan.

Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him. Psalm 37:7

Even though the challenges of 2009 are nothing I desire to recall, I want to continue growing in the lesson of taking appropriate REST.

The word for 2010 is coming up!


Gallo Pinto2 said...

I'm glad you took those weekends to rest...and I'm glad you took your furlough even though I know how hard it was for you to be away...

I'm NOT glad that we both turned 27 and are still quite single...I'm hoping and praying God has something planned for BOTH of us in 2010!

Mama in Uganda said...

Thanks so much for sharing. Your post spoke to my heart. I too, will take time at the feet of my Father seeking His Word for me in 2010. Blessings in your ministry.

P.S. We have not had a furlough in 2+ much as I want to see family, it is hard leaving my husband and 2/3 of our children behind (we can not legally travel with all of our children and therefore one of us needs to stay behind).

Jennifer T. said...

Denise: Thanks for understanding. :)

Mama in Uganda: I know of families in the same position in Bolivia, unable to travel with their whole hard! May God refresh us in the moments when we desperately need it but our ministries/families need us more.