Wow. I have been so blessed over the last few days and weeks that I have to blog about it. Let's take today for example. In the midst of the chaos and mess of our home at the moment, a friend calls and prays with me. Another friend comes over to visit and help as I attempt to make sense of the mess and disorganized state my home is in as I attempt to shuffle all the kids around making room for our newest addition. Another friend then stops by bringing us a full dinner for our evening meal, and she even threw in a chai tea and magazine (which I will be enjoying both right after this post! :) She also leaves her older son here who helped tremendously with yard work, and later helped watch the little ones as I prepared dinner. You would think that was the end of my blessings today, but another friend sent over two loaves of zucchini bread this evening, and plans on sending a meal over next week, and then one other friend called and offered to come over and do dishes or laundry!!
Yesterday I was telling a friend that I will not be able to participate in our homeschool co-ops cookie exchange this year, as I won't have time to make dozens of cookies this year. Unbelievably, a few hours later, I got a message from two other friends telling me they are going to be getting together to make tons of cookies and that they are also going to make mine for me!
I am overwhelmed by the kindness and blessings that are overflowing from friends and people all around us. We have had an outpouring of love from so many. This little guy has had a bed donated by friends, bedding, and a toddler bed was donated for Lexi who has now graduated out of her crib!! She loves her new big girl bed! We have had clothes and toys, and meals and more coming our way. I cannot express our gratitude and thankfulness enough. Another friend came over the other day bringing two meals, one to eat, and one to freeze for later, and she refused to leave until I had time to put some of the children to bed. She held and fed the baby while I got some of the others ready for bed. I do not deserve this! I am seeing Jesus in all of these friends and I am humbled and so very thankful for such beautiful, wonderful, sweet friends and I thank the Lord for all of them. You know who you are!!! Love you guys!!!
We are a christian adoptive family! God has pieced together our family in a way that is more beautiful than anything I could have imagined! We have adopted internationally, as well as through the US foster care system, but most importantly we have all been adopted by God! Ephesians 1:5 says "God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ".
We live on a small hobby farm, and homeschool our six children. Life is full!
My first miracle born in 2001. After giving birth to her, I realized that being a mother was the best job out there, and children are a miracle and precious gift from God. She is a true country girl at heart. Horses are her passion. She is an amazing big sister to her 5 little siblings!
Adopted from China in 2007.
Her sweet spirit fills our home with beauty and love. She is our little dancer, and introduced me to the world of recitals, dance practices, tutu's and ballet! Most of all, her love for Jesus shines bright, and even at her young age, she has a passion for orphan care and missions. These are subjects she talks and prays about on a daily basis! Can't wait to see where the Lord takes this girl!
Adopted from U.S. foster care, July 2013.
God's surprises never cease to amaze me. He is Laney's full sibling who came to live with us in Nov. 2011. Our son since the day he arrived. This is the sweetest boy you will ever meet.
Adopted from U.S. foster care November 2011.
Words cannot describe the joy this precious pumpkin brings to our lives! Another sweet miracle fromt the Lord. She was our first foster baby, arriving at the age of 7 weeks. We were blessed to adopt her in November of 2011. She refers to herself as a princess, and is also a lover of kittens, books, and dancing. I guess many more dance practices and recitals are in our future, lol!
Adopted from U.S. foster care, July 2013.
She was our second foster child who came home from the hospital at one week old. She livens up our days with her endless energy and strong will! It has been such a joy to see her and Austin have the chance to be together as brother and sister, and they definately have a bond that makes my heart smile!
Adopted from U.S. foster care July 2013. What a surprise it was to see that the little boy I pictured in my mind, who only the Lord would know, was actually in need of a forever family! Another miraculous gift from the Lord. He arrived at 4 mos. of age in Oct. 2011. Cute as can be with a contagious laugh and smile.