Once upon a time....

Flash back to 1999, we were a family of four. Happy in our new roomy house and comfortable in our ways. A few years later, the Lord blessed us with an additional little package, little boy #3. Now we were a family of five and sure that would be the end. As time moved on, so did we. The Lord used the time that passed to open our eyes to His will. Several years ago, Bob and I individually heard the call to adoption. It has been a long "pregnancy", but during this incubation time, the Lord has brought us to where He wants us to be. Spring 2010, we traveled to Ethiopia where two little angels were waiting for the Lord's timing - to become our children. Now we are home and can't imagine life any differently! What a blessing to be in His will.

Galatians 4:5 says "God sent Christ to buy freedom for us, who were slaves to the law, so that He could adopt us as his very own children." We are just following his model. A Perfect picture of salvation.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Yesterday we attended the Homecoming of a precious little girl.  She came from the other side of the world to her forever family here in America.  Although I am not going to share with you the details of their very sweet story, I will share with you a very similar story.

Jesus Christ came from the other side of life to make it possible for you to be in His forever family!  He came here as a baby, lived a pure life, radically changed the norm ~ the expected picture of God, and died on our behalf so that we could one day join Him in His eternal home ~ Heaven.

Witnessing their gathering made my heart sing...and my eyes leak!  The selfless love of a family (this is not their first adoption adventure) for a child who needs them is the picture of Christ.  He gave up His place next to his Father to come to a very broken world for the good of the world.  He wants to be united with you.  Won't you come?


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The First Day of School 2010

Well, we are off to a great start.  Today Alex (9th grade), Marshall (6th grade), Levi (3rd grade), Beti (2nd grade), and Nardos (Preschool) started a new year of school.  Alex was not so excited about having his picture taken - you can see.  The rest of the gang was rather cooperative with my need to record this day.  Enjoy the pictures!
Tough guy pose is all for show!

So grown up!  Marshall has the personal goal of being taller than Mom by the end of the year!

What a cute trio!