Friday, October 30, 2009

Soooo Worth Reading....

I would love for anyone that happens across this blog to visit a friend of mine . I have never met her but she is a sister in Christ and another mom who has been touch by adoption. Her little boy Luke is just turning four and the story behind his adoption from China is amazing. Nicole and her husband set out to adopt their third child and expected it to go as the first 2 adoptions had. But adopting little Luke was full of surprises. And many of them heartwrenching. Now , many many months later, God has revealed to them that had they not been willing to go and get Luke and give him the care that he desperately needed , he probably would not have reached the age of 3.

Please check out in the list of my favorite blogs.

Monday, October 26, 2009

It is great to have girlfriends!!!

Last week I took my youngest two girls and headed to the local park to meet up with friends. This photo shows my Kate and her friend Katie , also from Guatemala, adopted within 6 weeks of each other last year. They have not been together in some months ,but they really don't seem to feel the distance when they are together. What a sweet gift that God would bring these two girls so far from their homeland through adoption and then put them together again in their new homes and families. Katie's mom and brother were there too, as well as Olivia, and we all had a great time. I am so thankful that Kate and Katie will have each other to weather the challenges that adopted children sometimes face. Girlfriends I pray they will always be....

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I Heart Faces entry...Pink

This week's theme for I Heart Faces is "pink" in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. I have a friend, another mom touched by adoption, who fights this battle as I type this post. She is a dear woman, a wife, a mother of two and a friend to many. Nancy, you are in my prayers...
For more pink inspiration, go to the I Heart Faces websight and please click on Olivia's photo to see in full size.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Fair Days

It's that time again, time for the North Carolina State Fair. We took the kids yesterday and met some friends there. This was Kate's first trip and she was pretty spellbound by the lights, the crowd, the sights and sounds and smells. We had a nice, cool fall afternoon this year. Funnel cake and cotton candy were had by all. A lot of fun....

Friday, October 16, 2009

Amazing Evidence of God's Love

I went to read a post this morning by my friend in New England and wound up with tears in my eyes. I was so moved by what was written that i wanted to allow anyone who might come by my blog to access the story she told of a little girl who was lost and then found. Grab some tissue and go to and look for the post about Bill and Lynsay. I know you will be blessed:)

Monday, October 12, 2009

I Heart Faces Entry...Excited!!!

This week's theme is EXCITED! So, this is what we call Kate's "bathtub" face. The child is partly mermaid and simply lights up when we say the word...bath. For more excitement , check out the other photos at IHeartFaces.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

I Have A Good Brain....

As I was driving my 6 yr old , Olivia, to soccer practice the other day she said to me, "Mom, you have a good brain!!"
"I do, I replied. Why do you think so?"
"Because you decided to get Kate and I JUST LOVE HER!"
(Believe me was one of those moments where your heart smiles.)
So ...I guess I have a good

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Quote for the day...

"Never fear to suffer; but oh! fear to sin. If you must choose between them, prefer the greatest suffering to the smallest sin." Thomas Guthrie

Our world makes light of sin, but our God calls us to live a life of holiness, conformed to the likeness of His Son and unstained by the world.