Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Words of a Wise Woman~

Please allow me to share, I have been doing a Beth Moore study now for 10 weeks, and it comes to an end tonight! :( I have learned so much by Beth Moore ~ we have been studying the Fruit of the Spirit! I have really learned what love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control really are! I have learned how to apply them ~ through God filling me, not be doing something myself! The few that I was worried about didn't even mean what I thought they did! Oh and Patience ~ learned the most about that one! It has been a wonderful time of learning and hanging with ladies every Thursday night! I know that I only will have the Fruit of the Spirit by emptying myself and allowing God to fill me, so I must be with Him daily, praise Him through out the day, pray to Him every morning and through out the day, share with Him, and love Him as He loves me!

The Company I Keep

Let me be known by the company I keep

By the One who determines each day that I greet

From the moment I wake til He rocks me to sleep

Let me be known by the company I keep!

Let me be known by the company I keep

When the valleys are low and the mountains of steep

by the One who holds fast when swift waters are deep

Let me be known by the company I keep!

Let me be known by the company I keep

By the One who implores me to sit at His feet

And quickens my soul to discern what is deep

Let me be known by the company I keep!

Let me be known by the company I keep

Eclipsed by the your presence that I may decrease

Til all You have chosen this traveler to meet

No longer see me but the Company I keep.

~Beth Moore

But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. Against such things there is no law

Galatians 5:22~23

Monday, November 23, 2009

Good Morning to All

Hear my prayer oh God, listen to the words of my mouth
Psalm 54:2

What a wonderful weekend we had! I hope it was wonderful for all of you as well. It started off on Friday when we got the call from our agency saying that our provisional approval was a Yes. Then more good news to follow. But before that I would like to share with you something that has been very close to David and I heart. We have thought about this from the beginning of this journey. David and I would like to take our girls with us to China, and as we have progressed, we are realizing that so many things have to happen in order for the desire to come true. The first thing we must do is give it to the Lord, we are trying to do so many things in our timing, in our own strength, and in our own resources. We know that we must let God do all of this and just let Him have it. But I would like to ask all of you that is willing to join, to join us in prayer. We know that if God wants our girls to go, they will go! So we are praying boldly and continually that He will allow them to travel with us and meet Emily the first time we do!!!!!!! Now~more good news, we felt we had missed the deadline for traveling with our girls. Our agency told us that we are about 4 to 5 weeks out from TA ~ travel approval. This means it is still very possible for us to travel around December 25th ~ Woo Hoo! We need TA between Dec 18th and Dec 23 to make this possible. With this timeline they would only miss 6 days of school, which is wonderful for both of them, because Ashley will stress over homework and test that she missed. So with this good news, we are still hopeful (patience with circumstances) that we will travel by the end of this year. :)
Our family at the shower ~ minus one!

Now for the rest of the wonderful weekend. Our wonderful church and some fantastic ladies gave us a shower on Sunday. I was so excited for it, that I woke up on Sunday morning earlier than usual and could not go back to sleep. One of the hostess's asked what would you like at the shower, and I said "Cake and her", my wish was granted. she was there and we had the best cake in town ~ tasted wonderful! We were showered with gifts, to name a few ~ lots of pink clothes, pj's, shoes, blankets, bows, diaper bag, diapers, toys, bottles, practical tools to make life easier, and the last but not least..... A crib that has a built in changing table, and will also turn into a full size bed in the future!!!! God is so very good. Thank you so much to the ladies that hosted the shower for us, what a blessing to someone who is literally starting over. To everyone who gave such wonderful gifts, thank you, they all are precious to us and we are so blessed to have such wonderful family, and friends! From the bottom of our hearts we love you all!
Me and the hostess's ~ some of them could not be there but I thank you all!
The Yummy Cake
The wonderful gifts ~ thanks to all!
One of the many cute outfits that we got, I think this might be one of Kaylee's favorite, check out her thumb!
Our crib ~ now I cant wait to revamp Kaylee's room for our new arrival!!
Some of our guests
Some more of our guests!

What a blessing, I cant say thank you enough to show how grateful we are! So many emotions to mention, but we are feeling love, excitement, and joy and are looking forward to what is to come!!!!! Thank you again, we love you!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


We are currently waiting for our LOA to be shipped to China. First we must go through the paperwork approval at NBC in Chicago. We are about to the end of that wait, and then our paperwork will be cabled to China and begin the work for Article 5. We are currently in the 1 1/2 week of our 6 to 8 week wait. We know that it will be worth it, but still very hard some days. I am so amazed at our journey of Faith to our sweet precious little girl ~ Emily. God has done some incredible things and changed some point of views in all our family. I thank God for the blessings that He has given all of us, and I thank Him for what is to come for the Mueller family! God you are such an amazing God, faithful and just, loving and forgiving, full of mercy and compassion!!!! Thanks for checking in with us and your comments! We love you all!