Saturday, July 30, 2011

Lila and her hair :)

Lila's hair has ground so much. Sometimes she brushes her hair to. This is Rachel setting down. Lila wanted to do her hair. It was cute seeing her doing it.

p.s if you know or have done something with hair like Lila's. Please leave a comment. Her hair is getting long and we need to do something with it :)  Thank you

Thursday, July 28, 2011

My walking team

I have been taking this kiddos on the walk. I don't know what is it but they all love going. I do love taking them with me. When we see flowers they would ask me if they can pick some. And of course I would say yes.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


We are watching Fireproof movie tonight. It's a really good movie. I encourage you to watch it if you haven't watched it.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Lila and her big brother Andrew

Lila has been so good with everyone even Andrew. She wanted to push him around the house. She loves this stroller and likes stroling someone. She also likes playing with baby dolls.
 She is doing well with this big crazy family :)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Andrew has learned something new :)

Yesterday we tried feeding Andrew with out his thumb in his mouth. He did not do well. We did not know what will help him not to suck his thumb. Well this morning we tried something new and it worked :) We put a winter glove on and it worked. He ate all day with out his thumb in his mouth. What a blessing it was to see him like that. I can't wait till something new will happen.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Please read this

I encourage you to read this. This is about a little boy who needs a family.  He is from Ukraine. Can you consider him in to your family? He really needs a Mommy and Daddy.

Jodi thank you for posting this. I hope and pray that he will have a family soon.

This story breaks my heart....and I was going to tell it today, but then I saw that my friend Julia did...and well, I can't tell a story anywhere near the way she can....Six years ago, a Mama across the ocean gave birth to a little boy. His little body was twisted and contorted, and the doctors and nurses whispered in her ears, urging her to give him up: "He will never walk." "He will be a burden." "You cannot afford to keep him." "He will be better off hidden away." "He should not have been born." She was in an unforgiving world where broken children are tossed aside on a regular basis.

Despite all of this, her mother's heart would not allow her to let him go. Against the advice of all of those worldly-wise whisperers, she decided to keep him. She carried her beloved little boy with the contorted body home, where she cared for him and loved on him. She tenderly worked his arms and his legs. She nursed him and washed him. It was hard. We don't know if she had support. We know that finding work while maintaining a disabled child at home in that world is next to impossible. Somehow, though, mother and son survived together in this way for six years.

Back in January 2011, financial strain and her own health problems forced this Mama to take her son to live in a baby house orphanage. She chose the best one she could find, one where the staff was willing to work with special needs kids like her son. She wanted to find a job and a home nearby so that she could visit her precious treasure. Evey time she walked through the door, his face lit up: his Mama was back. Her love carried him through the loneliness of the baby house and kept him going. He loved his Mama and she loved him.

A few months later, though, Mama suddenly stopped coming. Her little boy longed for her and waited for her; but no matter how hard he wished for her, she no longer appeared.

Her absence wasn't by choice. Unknown to the little boy, his Mama had died of cancer in March.

Now he is all alone in the orphanage, with no one to visit him, for the first time in his six years of life. He refuses to believe the caretakers who tell him that she is never coming back. Each day, he continues to look for her. He scans the face of everyone who walks into the building, looking for a Mama who can never return to him.

A little boy who was tenderly loved for 6 years, suddenly orphaned.

He needs a Mama.

He desperately needs a Mama.

He will not be allowed to stay at his good baby house orphanage. Because he is wheelchair bound, he will be transferred to an institution for older children with special needs, just as Aaron was transferred.

I can't bear the thought.

His Reece's Rainbow name is Patrick and he needs a Mama.

He needs to grieve in the arms of a Mama who will help him overcome his great loss. He needs a family who can restore for him the joy of being loved and held and cherished.

I would get him if I could. I would cross that ocean and bring him home if the road was clear for us. But it is not. And so I am crying out for someone else to go get him. He needs a family.

My heart grieves deep within me for this one little boy.

Please please please post on your blogs about this little guy. Please, someone go get him.

Little boys are not supposed to have to say goodbye to their Mamas when they are only six years old.



Thursday, July 21, 2011

Update on Gracie

A little update on our Gracie.She changed allot. She weights 63 pounds. She still doesn't talk. She does makes new sounds. I believe that she will talk some day. I gues the time has not come. But I know it will. And as you can tell she loves pooh bear. She fell a sleep like that. 

We got a hot wave

Today we got a hot wave. It was 102 degrees outside. We were inside for a little while, then we went to swim around 11am and were out until 2:30. Our pool was 90 degrees. I tell you it was really hot! I do thank you God for the air conditioner. We did not let Andrew be outside for a long time. So this is how we played with him. He liked it too!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Our God

There is no one like our God. Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6


Monday, July 18, 2011

He is doing good :)

Andrew has been doing well. We have had hot weather so Andrew has not been taking naps. He has been swimming during his nap. By the end of the day he has been falling  asleep. I took this picture today at 6:30pm right after he ate. Tonight we have weighed him and he weights 40 pounds. It has been so amazing seeing God working in his life.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Two Happy Kiddos

Lila and Andrew are enjoying  there new swing. Mom got it at the sale. It fits two people. Andrew has enjoyed swinging.

Friday, July 15, 2011

God Promises Protection

I will never leave you nor forsake you.   Hebrews 13:5

  Never doubt that you are in the midst of a battle a spiritual battle with Satan, who will do everything he can to discourage and defeat you. Never underestimate his determination or misunderstand his intentions.
  God wants to teach us how to defend ourselves against sin and Satan. Satan, the ultimate bully, attacks us at our weakest point and wants to defeat us so that we will not be affective for God.
  God offers spiritual "training" to build us up inside in much the same way that physical exercise can build us up on the outside. He has also provided all the resources we need to defend ourselves and keep Satan at bay. These include the Bible, prayer, faith, righteous living, and the Holy Spirit within us.
  But, like physical training, we must be diligent in their application. God has not promised to shield us from trouble, but He has promised to protect us in the midst of trouble. Most of all, never forget that because of Christ's death and resurrection, Satan is already a defeated foe-and someday the war will be over.

We went to NC

This is Eli

and Ella

and Ezra

Mom, Joseph, Mary Kate and I went down to N.C. We left on Wednesday and came home Thursday. They had a big sale and my Mom has been going there every year. I stayed home and watched my niece and nephews. We had lots of fun. I love spending time with them. I don't get to alot just because they live so far away.  I watched this three and my sister's friend's baby . She did so well. She is in  the second picture. You can see her little head sticks out. She just loved watching her friends being crazy.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Happy 3 weeks

It is snack time

Lila can write 2

Having fun with family and friends

This is how they carry baby's in Ghana

I just love Lila's Joy smile

Isaiah is having fun in the pool
They have been here 3 weeks today.Wow time goes by fast. They have changed so much in these short 3 weeks. They have been eating well and sleeping. I am so thankful that they are home now with us. Thank you Jesus.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Look what happened while we were eating dinner. We had alot of rain and wind. You could not even see the outside. Next thing we knew two of our trees lost their branches our trampoline moved and some of our tables and chairs. It was something. It happened so fast.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Stella's special gift

Just look what Stella can do. And we can't. She is good at balancing things. In Ghana this is how they would carry stuff around. It is so cool.

p.s sorry for the bad picture 

Thursday, July 7, 2011

John 5:24-25
    "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live.

God of This City

This is one of my favorite songs.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Our garden is doing good

Our garden has done really good. We have so much of squash and zucchini. Our God has provided through staff like that. Thank you Jesus.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth of July

Happy fourth of July. God has blessed America so much. Thank you God.Thank you for all the people who has served and serving our country. I am proud to be an American.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Praise the Lord

He has been doing so well. He has not been throwing up for 3 days. It is so good. He has been more happy :) I hope and pray that it would stay this way. Thank you for your prayers.

Friday, July 1, 2011

They are doing well

They have been home a week and 3 days. They have changed so much in these week and 3 days. We have discovered that they all love to swim. Annabel is the curdles person I ever met. She is so adorable. Stephen likes everything. We took him to Wall-Mart he just didn't know what to pick. He is the biggest eater from this three. Stella loved going to Wall-Mart to. She likes to play outside and go on the trampoline.  They have been so good. Thank you Jesus.