I'm up late (cause that's what you do when your sleeping clock has gotten totally reversed), and I just read a comment about me on somebody else's blog that basically said that it is Satan who is putting me (and my girls) through this experience.
I want to say again ('cause I've already basically said it Here and Here, and because I think I probably can't say it enough): It is God Who is "putting" us through this journey.
How do I know this? Two reasons:
1) "This" journey is the answer to Tricia's Prayer, and knowing what I know about God and Satan, God answers the prayers that are prayed to Him, and Satan can't do a tiny thing about it.
2) "This" journey has been extremely painful at times for both Tricia and I (and it's only just begun), but the joy has pushed the pain so far away that I'm still surprised when it tries to resurface, and from what I know about God, He ultimately likes to bring His children a lot more joy than pain...so I must assume that this is God's doing.
Just because you cry a lot and experience lots of pain and empathy for us and our story (which we do appreciate, I think) doesn't mean that we always share those feelings with you. I can promise you that both of us see the miracles God all throughout this journey, and, even if this story were to end tonight, I'd hate to think that we ever gave Satan any credit for anything that has taken place. Yes, God has something great in store for us in the future, but that great thing is only an extension of what He is doing for us right now.
I'm not mad or upset...just amazed that people are seeing this story as anything but what it truly is... You are free to think what you'd like about this whole thing, but for me and my house...