October 19, 2011

My deepest appreciation and the Middlegate Monster

We are continuing to Walk Across the World so click here to learn more if you are new to the blog....there is an Ipad 2 giveaway associated with our walkathon so, please participate if you are able!
As always, scroll down to the bottom if you don't have much time to see our progress!
I've been praying and praying lately....wherever I am.  I actually dropped to my knees in the laundry room the other morning and hoped that my children wouldn't find me and wonder what in the world was wrong with me! 

But, I can see that Heavenly Father is answering my prayers and is reaching out to all of you, prompting feelings that are motivating you to act,  and ultimately helping and blessing our twins.  I know where it is coming from and I have been shown what happens when I trust that God will help our family and I when I realize that I am not capable of doing this on my own. 

I have heard from someone new every day, that has completely surprised me and encouraged me in some way.  It always brings tears to my eyes!  I truly hope that my words sound genuine because they absolutely come from my heart.  It may seem silly to some but I seriously feel like a miracle has happened each time someone says that they want to help and walk, each time someone wants to donate, each time someone posts on the blog or on FB that they care and are praying for our family.  It all touches me to my core. 

And, those of you that have been following the blog for awhile know that I have really struggled with failing fundraising and frustration.  I am so thankful for that experience because I can now truly appreciate the magnitude of receiving help!

I truly believe that God has great plans for the two of them and that they are so loved by Him! 

Then I realize....God loves *all* of his children and He wants all of them to be loved and nurtured by a loving mom and dad within a greater supportive family.  He also wants us to do what is asked and what we know is right.

I have to remember this when sometimes I feel like logically, we are doing the wrong thing.  International adoption is expensive and it is hurting us financially....it is stressful and I already had plenty on my plate.....it is risky and there are no guarantees about their behaviors, health, or ability to do well as an adult.  I've heard a lot of anti-adoption stories and comments.  And, since we are not new to adoption we know there are trials to be had. 

And yet, I *know* that I am doing what God desires and it feels really right and good.  And, He has my full commitment that I will do everything I know how to do and even the things I don't know how to do in order to get them home!

We are continuing to move along!  Our family did another 20 miles and though I know that there are more of you out there doing the miles...the only ones I am certain of right now is a combined 13 miles of those that have messaged me and let me know.  So 33 miles brings us to:
Approximately....Middlegate, Nevada and according to one article I read....the equivalent of being completely out in the middle of nowhere!

So, a little history lesson!  Middlegate was an overland stage station that was used by the Pony Express in the 1800s.  It is also off of Lincoln Hwy which was the first coast to coast paved highway! 

The main attraction in Middlegate is the Middlegate Station. 

The restaurant here has been featured on the show Man vs Food for their Middlegate Monster hamburger.  Here is the description:

Have you ever tackled a monster? here is your chance, this super triple decker delight includes one pound lean beef, lettuce, pickles,
sauce, onions, tomatoes, cheese all served on a sourdough boule' with fries, eat the whole thing and be rewarded with a shirt proclaiming your victory, don't forget the eyeballs!

And, there is something about pinning your money to the ceiling but I guess you will have to go there to figure that all out!

Thanks everyone!  Keep the miles coming....don't forget to email me at rcwalker@succeed.net or add a comment to let me know how many miles to add!

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