Saturday, April 2, 2011

Stunned by His Grace But Still Needing Prayer

Mrs. Beaver:



Adding an additional three children to our family in late November...


...and having our oldest daughter, Tessa, marry two weeks ago...
(I took this photo as Tessa picked out her dress)


...and having that daughter to whom we've all been incredibly close
 (each in our own special way) move 15 hours away...


...has seemed, well, a bit overwhelming this past week.
 (Although this photo was taken as Tessa was leaving the night of the wedding.)

We would be grateful for your prayers. Many tears have been shed as the reality of Tessa's move sinks in now that the two of them have come and gone following their honeymoon.

We'd love if you'd pray for each of us to love God wholeheartedly and out of that love to support and encourage each other. We could also use prayers that we would forgive each other readily and fully. We're finding it harder to love one another. We're a tired, worn adoptive family, and some of our "sunshine" now resides in Cincinnati.

Thank you for praying for us. By lifting us up and thereby helping to strengthen and protect our recent adoption, you are participating in orphan care, something God commands all Christians to do.

Again, thank you, friends!

13 comments:

Natalie said...

We will definitely be praying for you all!!!

Our Family said...

Thanks, Natalie! You are a true friend! May God's grace wash over the four of you and refresh you on your Sabbath in that land so very far away!

We love you!
Denise

wordgirl-momathome said...

Consider yourselves prayed for!

Johanna Marie said...

Praying for you!

MacMeister said...

Praying for you all!

Pete said...

I have been, and will continue to pray for you all in this time of happy, and yet so hard transition.

Pete

S'mores said...

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel. For God is my witness, how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
Philippians 1:3-11 (emphasis added)
With love, Tara and all

Spencer said...

I will definitely be praying for you all. I know it must be hard. Thank you all for being such a wonderful example of Christ and leaving such a great impression on those who were privileged to stay with you. Love you all!!!

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the johnson crew said...

I am praying for you. Praying for God's strength, rest, and peace to overwhelm you.

The Nordstroms said...

Praying always for you guys. God is enough!

705779a2-5e6d-11e0-85f1-000bcdca4d7a said...

I pray for you all every day--I have loved seeing your obedience to God's call to go where He would have you go and do what He would have you do--no matter how difficult. You're family is beautiful--thanks for allowing us the privilege of being part of it by praying and uplifting you to our Father.

With love in Him, Jana

Sophie said...

Praying for you all! That would be so hard!