Monday, November 30, 2009

not me monday

a few things me and the fam DID NOT do this week...

during the thanksgiving feast at school, brooke DID NOT tell her teacher, "those pilgrims really should be careful when using shells for spoons and such. they may appear empty, but there could be hermit crabs in them. trust me, i know this."
a friends son, jeremy, DID NOT get an amazing and totally miraculous report this week from the doctor about his non-hodgkins lymphoma treatments...the tumors around heart and kidneys are no longer visible at all! we all shoud NOT totally praise god!!!

jada DID NOT fall out of the chair eating lunch a the dining room table...and then say that she didn't. she also does NOT fall out of the chair at least 5 days a week.
jada and i DID NOT make a starbucks run on wednesday morning in our jammies...and go inside.

i DID NOT add low lights to paige's hair, as she requested, to only hear her say, "wow, my hair looks really dark now." wow...that's a shock, huh? so we DID NOT have to add highlights back in that were there naturally to begin with...but she is happy now.
we DID NOT have 3 thanksgiving dinners this week...and all of them were totally different and awesome! some with friends, some with fam...and some with pizza! all great!
in one week, hubs DID NOT make it from coast to coast on business travel...from nyc to los angeles...and home again, safely! wooo hooo!

i DID NOT stand in total and utter awe at the power and majesty of the lord when seeing that he moves and provides in amazing ways...when we allow him to and when we believe with our whole hearts. this is darya...an amazing little baby girl who was waiting for a family...darya's adoptive wanna-be fam set out to raise $20k in 8 days...finishing by thanksgiving day. the lord DID NOT totally provide $20,000 by midnight thanksgiving night, but the money is still rolling in and is at over $28,000, which will just help more babies!! praise god...and if you wanna know more, please go read here. {the whole story is HERE} you WILL NOT be totally blessed and changed! i promise!

"Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24.12

9 comments:

Mrs Montoya said...

Always wonderful - your family is so precious and your faith is really beautiful. Great post for a Monday morning

Kacey R. said...

Amazing what God's grace can do. Loved this post and all of the amazing things happening around you!!!

Meaghan said...

i've missed you! you can't go that long between blogs again! brooke's hair looks gorgeous!!!! remember when she just had that little sprig on top for EVER!?!?

CC said...

What a wonderful adoption story!!!!!! I love hearing about babies finding families!

My daughter totally falls out of her chair 5x a week too. ;)

Mayhem and Moxie said...

Absolutely floored by the amount of money that Darya's adoptive family was able to raise. It truly is a testament to how wonderful and giving people can be when they work together.

Oh, and three Thanksgiving dinners? I do believe that there is nothing better.

Michelle said...

Great Not Me's! What special news about your friends son.

Carrie said...

Wait, what? Only four posts to read in a week? I can't believe I'm not 876 behind! What happened? " )

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Sounds like a great week!

Lu, Poppies Blooming said...

Thank you so much for posting about Darya's hope and Reece's Rainbow! Be blessed!