Thursday, August 30, 2012

Pray Believing

Mark 11:24  Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you, and you will (get it).

  This morning, what is the main thing you pray for the desire that you most hope to receive?
  It may seem far away and impossible. However, when you pray with faith, you acknowledge that God can solve any dilemma and that you fully trust him to help you.
  As he answers, you follow his instructions with a humble spirit of hope. If your request is God's will, he will provide it. If it is not, he will change your desires to something better.
  So pray expectantly, knowing that God loves to answer you His response may not happen immediately, but be certain that he is moving mountains for you.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Happy Birthday Isaiah

Don't you love his smile. He  even had dirt dessert for his dessert

Here are the kids sitting at the b-day table

and here are the little ones

Judah and Mady are enjoying their dessert

Today Isaiah turned 6 years old. He had a Spider Man party. We all had a good day. I am so thankful that God brought Isaiah in to my family. I can't wait to spend many b-day's to come. Happy Birthday Isaiah and I love you.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Lila

Lila's special tableShe had cupcakes for her dessert

Here are the girls and Isaiah

Our happy girl Lila

She is so proud to be 4

silly face Lila

and of course Judah wanted a picture

Happy Birthday to my little sister Lila. Today she turned 4 years old. I am just so blessed to have her in my life. She has made me smile so much I just love it. Happy Birthday and I love you

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Andrew is playing b-ball :)

I love his smile

Andrew has been so good and happy. Here he is playing basket ball with Leah last night. He enjoyed it so much. I am so happy and thankful that Andrew is able to do that. Thank you Jesus

Thursday, August 16, 2012

His Work Is Wonderful

Psalm 139:13-14      You knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

   You are God's special creation.When he formed you, he was delighted to give you all the qualities that make you unique-your traits and talents. Yet even the things you consider flaws and weaknesses were all part of his perfecting you-his wonderful one.
  He made no mistakes in constructing you. In fact, those aspects you feel are errors are actually his mark on your life what he used in a powerful way to make himself know to you.
  Today rejoice that you have been excellently formed by your wonderful maker, and fulfill that precious part of his great plan that has been specially created for you.

I am so thankful that God created me the way I am. I am thankful that he gave me a family that I have never knew I would have one. There is really alot to be thankful for but first I am thankful that you are my GOD. That I can worship you whenever I want to. Thank you for all you have done and I will always give you the glory.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Andrew Loves Swimming

Andrew is getting so big now. He always was used to a ring swim. Now he can swim with no ring :) You can even see he loves being in the pool. I am so proud of you Andrew.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Andrew loved his package :)

My friend Mary sent this two packages of  suction cups ducks for Andrew. She bought them and thought that Andrew could use them. We tried them in the fridge and they worked prefect. You can see that we put them up and he is trying to peel them of. Mary these pictures are for you to see that he will defiantly use them. Thank you so much for thinking of him. I just love your heart for Andrew and rest of my siblings. I love you

Monday, August 6, 2012

Happy Birthday Judah and Jesse

Their b-day cake

opening their presents

Look at Jesse's face. Don't you love his smile?

and of course Judah has a smile to

Today we are celebrating Judah's and Jesse's 1 birthday in America. They turned 2 years old. I can't believe it. Where does the time goes. They had a great day. I loved watching them opening their presents and just smiling away.I love you Jesse and Judah and Happy Birthday.

Friday, August 3, 2012

We have our own Olympic team :)

Look at Sari's face she is so funny :)

As you can see we have been watching Olympics. When the kids went swimming couple of days ego they wanted to make two teams and race like in the Olympics. They are so funny.I just love their personality and hearts.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

A True Blog Post

Some ramblings from an aching heart.....

Here is Gracie and Andrew in Bulgaria...they suffered so much pain, abuse and neglect the early part of their lives.

Here they are this week with us- healthy and loved and understood.

Some people just don't understand our children ... They say they have no idea how to handle them, or what they can or can not do....They say that they need to be taught what they can or can not do...but what they are really saying to me is, " Can you teach us how to control her" , so that she does not cause a distraction for the kids who really are the discipline problem. I am trying really trying not to be offended , not to over react, not to get so emotional about this but I can't . I am hurt deeply by this and it has been a rough day for me. I know that our family is different. We built our family that way on purpose by following the Lord's will .....We have many children not just these 2 ( Gracie and Andrew) who I am sure make people uncomfortable, and they are not sure how to react to them. I even have a daughter who has never taken the time to get to know her siblings...I suspect much of it is because she and her husband are uncomfortable with the children that are her siblings because of some of their needs.

I am tired of "christians" who speak words but don't walk a pure walk of love. They express many words of love but when it comes time to actually do something and spend time with or take time out of their busy lives to get to know these children it never happens. I know the heart of the Lord for these children whom many would rather not even see because it reminds them of what could happen to them or theirs....

I am also tired of the words of hate that come out of so many people who profess Christ and then can speak filled with so much hatred for a lifestyle they disagree with or a position they feel they need to throw words toward. I am tired of words....If you feel you need to profess your opinion than do it with your walk....Show love don't speak about it...Don't just post about it on fb, Don't just pull the lever when you vote and walk away thinking even that you voted "Prolife"...because in my opinion you are not unless you do something...unless you act ....unless you take time out of your busy lives to get to know my children so that you can better meet their needs in your setting...unless you choose to make an effort to love them and not have mtgs. about the children in your care you really will not get to know them ...but if you did you would be overcome with a huge amount of love, and respect for them for what they have been able to acomplish in their lives inspite of adults who have chosen to see them in a different way.

I have read so much about Chik fil a and all the support they were given for their stand about same sex marriage, I have no problems with this at all . I just wish that more of these "easy supporters" would also get equally involved in the life of an orphan. It is easy to "eat" out in support of your position on this but to me that is just like pulling the choice in the voting booth for the canidate you feel is "prolife" and thinking I have done all I need to do and I am "prolife". Get involved in the life of an orphan, a widow, or a homeless person or a special needs person ( child or adult) something that is radical- get out of your comfort level and spend time doing something to encourage and love the people the Lord places in your heart...If you don't have a love for someone other than yourself...than get on your knees .
This blog post was from my Mom's blog. I agree with every word she said. Mom I love your heart and the way you love and stand up for you kids. I hope someday I will do the same thing.