Monday, March 2, 2009

Things I Ponder: 3-1-09

Today I discovered that the little one I found through Reece's Rainbow's name means "God's Oath". I have been trying to convince Rickydoodle since before Christmas that we should adopt her. I even hung her ornament on our Christmas tree in a prominent spot and then took a picture of it for posterity. I am so praying that he will gain the faith to believe that if God wants us to be her family He will make a way. Rick struggles in this area. Maybe it's a man thing, but it's hard for him to look past what we see in the natural to what God can make happen.

So, you say, what's that got to do with her name. Well, the name of this blog is Journey to a PROMISE because God promised me a child almost four years ago. Oath and promise mean essentially the same thing.

These definitions were taken from Wikipedia.
"An oath (from Anglo-Saxon āð, also called plight) is either a promise or a statement of fact calling upon something or someone that the oath maker considers sacred, usually God, as a witness to the binding nature of the promise or the truth of the statement of fact. To swear is to take an oath."
"A promise is a transaction between two persons whereby the first person undertakes in the future to render some service or gift to the second person or devotes something valuable now and here to his use."
"Both an oath and an affirmation can be a promise. One special kind of promise is the vow."

I know that "Liza" is most likely not her real name but an alias they've given to her. That doesn't really matter to me because I only know her as Liza and I don't think it's coincidence that she has been so heavy on my heart for these past couple months and that the only name I know her by means "God's Oath", which is the very thing I have been clinging to for about four years. Just something I'm pondering these days.


Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Ohhh we'll be praying that he comes around! I LOVE Liza! She is so precious!!! Please keep us posted!

Amanda said...

Liza is such a beautiful little girl! Those bright blue eyes are georgous! I'm praying for your family and that God's Will be done!

Amanda-Adopting Ean and Mila

Tami and Bobby Sisemore Family said...

I completely understand what you mean! Praying for you and for God to open the doors of hubby's heart! I too am waiting. Waiting on a financial miracle so we may begin our next adoption. There is so much in our hearts to give, so much room in our homes, our families, our lives, God knows that in both your case and mine! Praying in hope with you!
Noah's mama

blessedmomto7 said...

I read your comment on Tracies blog. I SO RELATE TO YOU with the hubby issue. I know for a LONG TIME God has placed it on me to adopt 2 children from Ethiopia-hubby not actually on board-I will fervently pray for you. I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL. I feel God is commanding me to do this and I just dont understand why hubs doesn't feel the same way. Praying hard for both of them!

Kelly said...

So adorable!! We have that same ornament! It was on my kid's Christmas Tree. Bless Liza's sweet heart. We are her prayer Warriors from RR. If you read my blog, you will see that my Dh is not ready to commit to another adoption, either. Keep Praying!!!

Brigitte said...

I have that same ornament on my tree!! Liza is so special in my heart. I just love her..she is in the same orphanage as our Jacob!!!