Jenny Hintze

"We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams." – Willy Wonka

A new blog for a new story December 11, 2010

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When we found out about these little girls, I started working on a new blog. Not that there’s anything at all wrong with this blog. From this point on our lives will be different, our stories will be different, and our photos will have more little faces in them. Because…we have said “yes” to something sort of crazy and I would like to introduce you to our new blog…


Our Crazy Daydream

 

Change December 3, 2010

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If we get these two girls, I can’t quite grasp yet how much our lives are going to change. I also can’t quite grasp yet how much I’m going to have to change. I know it will take me some time for me to become the mom I’ll have to be. Moms of two kids can get away with doing things quite differently than moms of four. And I know I won’t automatically become a mom of four overnight. It will be a transformation that will take place over many months….years?


Part of me believes I will rise to the occasion. Is that confidence? Arrogance? Stupidity? But part of me believes there is no way we can do this. I can’t possibly handle all that I’ll have to handle if we adopt two more kids. I’m not organized enough. I’m not patient enough. Can we financially support four kids? Is our marriage strong enough? How will I keep my business going? What about homeschooling? All these fears and questions run through my mind daily.


But…this is the thing that I know. If we are meant to adopt these kids, God will change us. He will make us who we need to be. He will transform us. I have no doubt about that. Will it happen overnight? No way. I believe that God has already seen the family we will become. He sees our whole lives. He sees the future of these girls. He knows the people they will become. He knows it all. And right now, that’s about all that I know. But that’s enough.


Romans 12:2
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.


Philippians 1:6
being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.


Ephesians 2:10
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

 

Blog neglect December 1, 2010

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So long about August, September, and even part of October I was worried about business,or the the lack of it. And then, WHAM! I’m drowning in too many sessions to keep my head above water. Okay, that’s not really true. I am keeping my head above water and keeping up with things fairly well, but this blog is just not a priority right now at all. I think in about a week I’ll be past the holiday craziness. Then I’ll get back to posting photos and other stuff about what our family has been up to. But for now I’m surviving on too much coffee and too little sleep. So check back later. In the meantime, you can fill me in on your holiday craziness.

 

Just in case you’re wondering… November 25, 2010

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…so are we. We don’t know anything new yet about our possible new additions. I’m hoping we’ll know something new next week, but it might be the week after that. In the meantime we wait and hope and pray and think that maybe having just two kids isn’t as crazy as we thought. Because very soon it might be getting just a whole lot crazier.

 

This week we’ve been thinkin’ pink. November 19, 2010

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There’s so much I want to say about this past week, but there’s a limited amount of it that I feel at liberty to talk about openly, especially on this blog. This has been one of the craziest weeks we’ve maybe ever had.


Really all I feel comfortable saying at this time is that there are two little girls, 2 1/2 and 11 months old, who are very likely going to become our kiddos. Shocking, right?! Yeah, you’re telling me.


I can’t get into details online, so please don’t ask. But I’m calling on all of you who believe in the power of prayer to please lift up these girls. They need the forever family that we can provide. They need the wonderful extended family that we have. And they need the support of all of you, our friends. We know this is right. We are scared to death. As you can imagine, there are many uncertainties right now. But eight days ago we knew nothing of them and now, they’re all I can think about. I wanted to wait until things were more set in stone before I brought it up on this blog, but we aren’t really sure when that will be. Please just pray. Thanks.


Two girls… I still can’t wrap my mind around it.


 

Excerpt November 12, 2010

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He makes all things good
He makes all things good
There’s a time to live and a time to die
A time for wonder and to wonder why
‘Cause there is a reason
There is a reason


For the child afraid to close their eyes
The prayers that seem unanswered
There is a reason
There is a reason


Caedmon’s Call “There is a Reason” from their Overdressed CD.

 

Had a dream about a boat November 11, 2010

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The night before last I had a dream that Phillip and I sold our house and bought a boat. We decided we’d live on a boat, debt free. We don’t know anything about boats or water or boating or fishing or any of that stuff. And Phillip thought I was crazy for wanting to live on a boat, but he went along with it anyway. It was crowded.

 

 
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