Wednesday, January 27, 2010

He's always been faithful to me

I had decided that I was not going to post about the earthquake in Haiti not because I do not care but because I simply have a lack for words BUT today I just cannot help but post about it after thinking about it all day. First of all let me say that I pretty much threw a pitty party for myself today. I woke up at 5:30 exhausted and it was only a matter of time before I was crying :( I think it was just because I was tired and I haven't slept in weeks but still. So whenever I do this (throw myself a pity party) I pray and ask the Lord for strength and perspective. He usually puts in my mind all of the people who are longing for a baby so badly and would gladly give up sleep to have a precious little one but this time all I could think about was Haiti and the images that are forever engranied in my mind of the horrible tragedy and from traveling there in 1998. I thought about all the poverty and the turmoil that the country was going through and then and to think that on top of that there was an earthquake that destroyed homes and took people's mom, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and kids lives. I started thinking about all the food I had in my pantry and how I have no needs that the Lord has not met. I started thinking about the warm home I have out of the snow and I got really convicted about how I didn't really have anything to cry about at all! Now, I know it's ok to cry but I want to chose to focus on the fact that he Lord has blessed my life tremendously and I need to pour my energy into prayers and not pitty parties for myself.

I wish I had pictures on my computer of the visit I took to Haiti but it was so long ago that my mom has all the pictures at her house and they are not on a cd. It was definitely a life changing trip for me. It was the first of many mission trips and it was the trip that the Lord used to spark a great desire in my life for the world to come to know Him. Since I don't have pictures of Haiti I will include pictures from a trip Adam and I took to Honduras before we had the kiddos.


I should've known we were going to have girls bc Adam was soo good with the little girls there and they loved him!

Us with two of the girls we really bonded with

2 comments:

Heather said...

Ashley, I love that you are blogging so often as it allows me to keep up with your day-to-day, and I know how to pray for you :) You are such a great mom - those girls are beyond blessed to have you!! xoxo

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Sweet pictures! It is hard to take for granted anything when you think of Haiti.