Monday, January 30, 2012


Restored is how I would describe how I feel after my weekend at Created 4 Care.

I have to admit that the last few weeks (and months) have been hard. I have been discouraged at times. I have felt so broken. And I am tired. 

And then just at the very perfect time. God took me to a place with no distractions. A place of encouragement and love. A place where there were other moms who have know the pain of this wait. 

If you have not been, this is an absolute must for any momma who loves adoption. 

There's something about being in a place with 400+ other adoptive mommas that's good for the soul. 

We worshipped. We prayed. We learned. We laughed. We cried. 

But most of all we were restored in the Lord. 

It's like getting the high octane. The REALLY good stuff. You can do well all year long on the regular but then you go and get that extra boost that makes you feel so renewed. 

For me, this boost came at the opportune time. 

We are leaving for Africa in 8 days. 

8 DAYS!!!!

In 10 short days we will be meeting the children that we have prayed and longed for. 

We don't know if the needed paperwork will be done. We don't know if we will get to go to court. We don't know if we will come home with the twins. 

But we will serve the ones who care for them. We will love on them. We will worship in Africa. 

And we will see what God has in store for us.


Kristy N. said...

Aw...Audrey! I loved rooming with you this weekend and getting to know you all better. Even though, really, it feels like I've known you're a kindred spirit!! :) I am praying for you daily and I just wrote your departure date on our family calendar..."Browns leave to see their BABIES!!". :) :) Praying that mountains will be moved!!! Praying for you and Tim...for peace. Praying you feel God's strength. Praying also for your girls while you're gone. Also, know that if you do have to come home without the twins (just for now), I will be praying! I know exactly how that feels!! Love you and know I am PRAYING DAILY!!!! Can't wait to see you on your journey...I'm so excited for you!

Nicole said...

PRAYING for your sweet family. I don't know what God has in store for you...but I know that HE knows. He fiercely loves you and those precious babies.....and HE is always good. He already has all the details worked out for anything you may face in the next weeks.....NOTHING will catch Him off guard! Isn't that awesome to know??! Lean into Him, trust HIS heart and go LOVE on those babies!!!! Love you sweet friend and I am SO proud of you for being strong and not giving up and fighting for your kids!