Yes He does!!! When we first visited our little farm over 17 years ago, when we decided to purchase it, I envisioned children running around with chickens, farm animals of all kinds, and of course, a pony! Well, it only took 17 years, but the pony is finally here! What an answer to prayer!
We have been learning so much. Never owning a horse before, we didn't have a lot of experience, so jumped into this endeavor a little blind. Miranda has taken two seasons of pony classes, so she does have some experience. There is always so much to learn though, and you have to get to know your pony, as your pony gets to know you. We have been learning how to deal with the added element of the foal, which brings a lot more to the table. The other night, we learned that our cute little filly is starting to become a bit behavioral. Each evening when we go to put them in the barn stall, she usually follows her mama right in. Well, she has now decided that she is NOT going to be going in, and she walks up to the barn, but a moment before she steps in-she darts off back out into the pasture! Now, we are handling her and trying to get her used to us, however, she is still hard to catch. We have had to be very proactive in problem solving different scenarios, and for the most part our ideas have worked. One night we weren't having a lot of luck, and I realized I had not prayed. I stopped for a moment, said a little prayer, and I swear, the baby turned and walked right into the stall! Yes, God does answer pony prayers! And I am sure there will be many more prayers we will be sending up as we work with these two! We are loving them. The mare is very sweet, and Miranda is loving all she is learning as a pony owner.
We are a christian adoptive family! God has pieced together our family in a way that is more beautiful than anything I could have imagined! We have adopted internationally, as well as through the US foster care system, but most importantly we have all been adopted by God! Ephesians 1:5 says "God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ".
We live on a small hobby farm, and homeschool our six children. Life is full!
My first miracle born in 2001. After giving birth to her, I realized that being a mother was the best job out there, and children are a miracle and precious gift from God. She is a true country girl at heart. Horses are her passion. She is an amazing big sister to her 5 little siblings!
Adopted from China in 2007.
Her sweet spirit fills our home with beauty and love. She is our little dancer, and introduced me to the world of recitals, dance practices, tutu's and ballet! Most of all, her love for Jesus shines bright, and even at her young age, she has a passion for orphan care and missions. These are subjects she talks and prays about on a daily basis! Can't wait to see where the Lord takes this girl!
Adopted from U.S. foster care, July 2013.
God's surprises never cease to amaze me. He is Laney's full sibling who came to live with us in Nov. 2011. Our son since the day he arrived. This is the sweetest boy you will ever meet.
Adopted from U.S. foster care November 2011.
Words cannot describe the joy this precious pumpkin brings to our lives! Another sweet miracle fromt the Lord. She was our first foster baby, arriving at the age of 7 weeks. We were blessed to adopt her in November of 2011. She refers to herself as a princess, and is also a lover of kittens, books, and dancing. I guess many more dance practices and recitals are in our future, lol!
Adopted from U.S. foster care, July 2013.
She was our second foster child who came home from the hospital at one week old. She livens up our days with her endless energy and strong will! It has been such a joy to see her and Austin have the chance to be together as brother and sister, and they definately have a bond that makes my heart smile!
Adopted from U.S. foster care July 2013. What a surprise it was to see that the little boy I pictured in my mind, who only the Lord would know, was actually in need of a forever family! Another miraculous gift from the Lord. He arrived at 4 mos. of age in Oct. 2011. Cute as can be with a contagious laugh and smile.