Monday, February 14, 2011

Sweet Love and scattered thoughts!

Last night, I got up to get a drink and found this waiting outside my door.....
Homemade presents from Chandler! filled with candy, sweet notes and redeemable coupons! It was precious! She is a generous giver and loves that love language!

As I think about (seriously) getting to go back to Africa, I think about all the things I would do differently. The main things being I would just try to hug them all the time and never sleep!! Since I know that no sleep is not possible and hugging them constantly would probably get on their nerves after a while, I think maybe I'd do it all over again the exact same way! Oh I want to go back!! And just LOVE!

This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
   1 John 4:10

This morning I was completely overwhelmed with everything that needed to be done, and needed-to-be-done-but-wouldn't-get-done things.  Tonight, as I look back over our pictures, I just want to soak in what is important and all the many ways He has shown me love just in the last couple of months!
This is love.....
Parker and Peter

 Not that we have loved...
Jeanvier and Patton
 But that He loved us...

Chandler and Jado        
My precious Yves

Patton and Jeanvier
I hope I am reminded of the amazing gift EACH and every day!! His love! And I hope I can remember that it is NOT about ME!! Even if I never get to go back- that's ok! I have these memories and these boys in my heart forever! And I can do things for them while I am HERE!! And I'll leave you with a new favorite quote from Rick Atchley: Just because I have little to give does not excuse me from giving nothing!!

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