Welcome. This is part of our story about how God is building our family through adoption and teaching us about HIS family. Going through this process is giving us more understanding about how He has adopted us. We are HIS children, still growing and maturing and developing in our relationship with Him.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Delighting over them, Delighting over us - DVD

We got a dvd of the boys last Sat. We watched it 3 times that day! Oh My....I can not begin to describe the craving it stirred in me to have them home and here in the flesh. I am so thankful my girls have similar stirrings. They humor me and join me in delighting over the boys. I wonder if that is how our Heavenly Father delights over us. Hmm. I'm just imagining God the Father getting tickled over us as we enjoy HIM and the blessings He has given us.

We saw in the dvd, E receive the news of us as his family and the gifts we gave. We saw a big smile as the shirt we sent was held up to him. He hugged and kissed the stuffed animal - a green frog. It was precious. S was just as precious. He has filled out a bit and is even more beautiful than his photos. He seems to be a happy baby with a sparkle in his eyes.

Thank You Father. We are delighted with Your blessing!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Mae!

Today is Mae's Birthday! Happy Birthday, Beautiful Girl! Yeah for Mae. She is such a blessing. Her name means Spring and also kinswoman. She is a delight and refreshing like spring...with a few showers now and then... Ha ha.  Ever since she was little, if we visited a church or a park or a wedding, she would find a girl around her age and a connection would begin. :o) This reminds me of a kinswoman. She loves people.

Lord, bless my daughter today and throughout her life to grow in wisdom, stature, favor with You and with man. Bless her to know and love you deeply and realize how much you know and love her.  Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow her all the days of her life, and she will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Thank you Lord for bringing her to our family.

Mae's favorite Bible passage is Psalms 23. May you be blessed to know the Lord as your Shepherd.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Car Seat #2

A friend gave us a very nice car seat that had been used by another adopted child. I know, if you read my last post, the cars seat I was going to use was an older used one.....but it was at least 10-12 years old. :o) ha. This is a much newer and nicer one. It has a pink/yellow cover, but someone has already offered to swap covers with me for a more gender nuetral cover. I love it when God shows off and provides just what you need. Philipians 4:19 And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Thanks Lord.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Car Seat

Got out our old child car seat. I was excited we still had it. Took it apart, washed it up. Cleaned up rather well, only to find that I probably should not use it. A few kind folks enlightened me. Evidently, car seats are only supposed to last a few years. What's that about? Why don't things last anymore?
I was bummed when our 18 year old washing machine died. 18 years! That was a relationship. We went to buy a new one and were told they don't make them to last anymore. Manufacturers actually made the decision to make them cheaper (quality wise NOT money-wise) so you'll have to buy again sooner or buy replacement parts. Wow.
Anyway, guess I will need to be in the market for a new car seat...Not that I mind. I look forward to the days I get to strap my little guy in and see his little feet hang over the edge.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Update on the Boys

We got new photos of the boys today. The first ones were pictures of E looking at the photo book we sent. He looks pretty serious, taking it all in, then came a photo with a smile. However we are betting he is smiling at the photo of Selah, our dog. We put a funny one of her in his book. Puppies are a good ice breaker. I can only imagine how his mind and heart are adjusting to all this.

We got photos of S also. He has already grown and is beginning to fill out. What a cutey.

How fun to get updates on the boys so soon. We will also be getting a new video from Sue's last visit to Ethiopia.  I feel my heart expanding.

I wish I could post pictures for you to see them, but we can't. Ethiopia is very protective of the children which is a good thing. That is also why I don't even use their names in the blog. After the adoption is complete we can post photos.