Santa Sessions and the morning after...

September 29, 2014  •  1 Comment

We have had the most overwhelming response to the Santa session fundraiser for Beau and Wendy. I wish you could see all of the pieces and how they oh-so beautifully came together- like a piece of artwork. So many grateful tears have been shed by so many people. I am in awe.

I woke up this morning completely unworthy of grace- and yet it has been freely given to me.  I am so undeserving and yet He still chooses to use me.  ALL PARTS of this teeny tiny business have one goal- to glorify God. Every time I capture an image, He is speaking through my heart. I continue to fall short on a minute by minute basis, but His grace is enough. It's Him. It's not me- because I can't.

I am also grateful to have the best friend and coworker with the same heart. We were NOT AT ALL prepared for the 70ish responses we received. Jada answered every single email (some more than once) from her iPhone, because she and her family went to the beach this weekend and she doesn't have a computer there. That's her gift, y'all. She has a servant's heart- she organized and kept the schedule on paper and with no complaint. She's tireless. And her obedience to Christ makes me weepy.  Thank you, Jada, for your servant's heart and for sharing it with me on a daily basis. You point me to Christ.

Also- if you don't know the Dials, I want you to know that they are some of the kindest and gentlest people I've ever met. They have a beautiful garden at their farm (which I've been lucky enough to share in) and Beau was talking about it the other morning. "That's why I have a garden. That's why I grow vegetables. I can't eat all of those!! I have a garden so I can give it away."  I totally get it. I get it. "I have a garden so I can give it away." Thank you, Beau and Wendy, for your willingness to listen to God and for saying yes to adoption. Y'all point me to Christ.

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. John 15:12-13

 
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If you haven't already, please email info@deidreruth.com and get on the waiting list.  We aren't finished yet, and are working very hard to accommodate every single one of you.  Also, if you'd rather just make a donation to the family's adoption fund, we can help you with that too.

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1.Sue Pontius(non-registered)
They are such dear souls, I shouldn't be surprised at this step in their lives . I live in TX now , but wish to contribute monetarily to their fundraising efforts . What is their goal , their need , are y'all considering double challenges . Please let me know how I can best assist them .
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