Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Randy , the girls and I finally got to meet Miss Nadia Ferguson last Sunday. Boy, was it just me or did it seem like a lifetime since I first lay eyes on her last December when Jim and Kristin announced their adoption?????
Anyway, it was certainly worth the wait. She was sweet and delightful and entertained us all. I will never get over watching an orphaned child become treasure in the eyes of a family. Of course, she always was precious in the eyes of God. So glad he opens our eyes to the truth of where TRUE treasure is hidden on this earth. So glad Jim and Kristin set their hearts on finding it....

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day....My Gift This Year !!!

Well, this was an interesting Father's day for me. I just have to say that I am glad my father is still with me. He almost wasn't. Almost two weeks ago my father was driving in his 89 toyota pickup (yes, that is 1989) and turned on the airconditioning. He heard a strange sound and then there was an explosion within the engine area . The next thing he knows, the truck is on fire and smoke and flames are billowing into the cab through the vents. My father was able to get out but, in grabbing his wallet and cell phone, he burned his hands. By the time the fire engines arrived, flames were shooting 15 feet into the air. The truck was a total loss.
My father did receive some burns, but I don't have to tell you how tragically this story could have ended. In my mind, I can see the door jamming closed and my father unable to get out of the fire. I easily could have been planning and  attending his funeral this week. So ...I really want to thank my Heavenly Father for allowing me to have and keep my earthly father for another day and another Father's Day.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Adoption...Modern Day Miracle

My family and I were blessed to witness a miracle today.  Today we watched as a little girl on the other side of the world lay her big blue eyes on her family for the very first time. Her name is Nadia . This adoption journey began 6 months ago and culminated this morning when Jim and Kristin were able to hold their child for the first time and wisper to her that she was loved and wanted and coming home. Nadia went from orphan to treasure in the blink of an eye. What could be more miraculous than that? !! Congratulations to the Ferguson family and all the extended relatives....miracles this big have a way of spilling over into every life they touch!  To God be the glory...great things He has done!!!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Hello Again and Hunter is 14!!! has been a while since the last post. School is over for another year.Finishing up this year was a full time effort. In the fall I am teaching 9th, 7th and 3rd grades plus keeping a preschooler happy. (I think I am tired already.) But for now, I am enjoying my first week of summer with my girls. I cannot remember anticipating another summer as much as I have this  one.  And now it has come...
I have been wanting to post my eldest daughter's, Hunter, 14th birthday party. It was actually almost a month ago now. She had her best buddies over for a cookout, homemade ice cream Sundays and some girl time. She is now 14 and I have no idea how she got that old. (Wasn't I just watching the stick turn blue and telling Randy that we were going to have a baby?) Anyway , this one is a spitfire... fiercely independent, passionate about horses , knowing exactly how the world should run, computer whiz,  adoption advocate , lover of  fore lorn animals and anything Japanese. I am grateful that Jesus is always watching over her, and I pray that she will stay by His side all of the days of her life. Happy Birthday Bootsie!!!
( In the first photo , Hunter is wearing Western chaps that she received from her Grandparents as a birthday gift. Even a horse lover can be pushed to her limit.  Note her body language as she is obliged to try them on. Hee hee!)