This weekend has been amazing!! We started out our Friday night with a tornado warning and sirens blaring several times throughout the night. It was a sleepless night, as I worried about the fears that may be going through all of my children's minds. I however was very concerned as my two new sons are not used to our southern United States spring thunderstorms. We here on the Kilgore farm are becoming very accustom to the sound of the sirens as a few years ago we experienced a terrible tornado and lots of damage to our home and farm. But.....as we all know God has a way of bringing a rainbow following a storm. We awoke on Saturday to a beautiful sunny day.
We spent a wonderful day together as a family. We ate lunch at a Mexican restaurant...(which was very interesting for the boys), then visited Ole McDermitt farm to pet the spring animals and then on to Newnan, Georgia for glow in the dark mini golf! It was a very special outing and the kids truly enjoyed the first full day together being brothers and sisters! We finished our day at Barnes and Noble.....our family's favorite hang out! We introduced our new members to our love of books!! I just love to walk in a bookstore and I want my boys to love the adventure of reading. I guess it is the teacher in me. I want them to soak up all that life has to offer....!! Anyway....as I was watching them walk around and look at the books...something hit me that truly almost made me double over.....I am not kidding....here....it is....God used my life to change the future of two boy's lives! I don't know why He would use me or believe that I am worthy of such an honor. One of my sweet friends here on this blog used the word radical in a comment.....this word made me smile because it truly captures the essence of what God is doing in my life. He has changed me forever and I pray that He is not finished and that our family has only seen and witnessed the tip of the iceberg. I never dreamed that I could love so openly....but I know it is God who is opening this door. I can feel His power and I know that He is in control. He knows my tomorrow and I pray that I will pass forward these blessings that have truly been given to my family.
We finished our beautiful weekend with our church service this morning. It was amazing to sit in the service and listen to the beautiful praise music and know what God has done for my children. I am so thankful that He adopted me into His family and that I am a daughter of the King!!!
I don't have pictures today....because my camera was stolen in Latvia. :(