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Friday, November 12, 2010

Thirty-One

Today marks one month, or 31 days, that we have had Levi in our lives. 

There are so many things I want to say.  I want to talk about the irony of all kinds of wonderful things happening on the 12th of the month.  I want to say how the whole time, I always kind of thought we'd end up with a boy.  I want to brag about how smart, handsome, and awesome my son is.  I want to upload 1050 pictures.

But for today, I'll keep it simply at this: God answers prayer. 

If Levi was not in our lives, God still would be answering our prayers, just in a different way.  However, if I've learned nothing else, I believe that it all works out.  Yes, there were times I wondered what God was doing.  I tried to surrender my desires, asking him to show me his will for our lives and our future family.  The way this worked out is certainly not how I would have planned it, but I don't want it any other way now.  I couldn't even see these possibilities.

From this HUGE desire fulfilled (the third major one in my life, too!!), I take away trust.  If God can make a mediocre musician who dreams of touching lives a music teacher, turn a lonely and insecure girl into a wonderfully delighted wife, and grant an infertile couple with the child of their dreams, why can't I trust him with every.single.part of my life?  The answer is I can.  I will.  I choose to!

I leave you with this, an updated version of our original adoption slide show.  I hope it inspires a little hope in your life, too.



If the video doesn't work, watch the movie on Vimeo here .

6 comments:

  1. love love love love love this! :)

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  2. OK,I know I'm a wuss and cry easily, but this made my heart so happy that it's overflowing! Love you!!

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  3. Great video- congratulations!

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  4. I LOVE this! LOVE it! God is awesome... especially love "the Suereth family"... so neat to see that in print!

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  5. Cried watching this, just remembering all of the joys and sorrows and then more joys during the past year. Can't wait to meet the little man!

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  6. Beautiful!! Gave me goose bumps! Congrats!!

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