Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Another Gift

We have received more donations in the last few weeks from friends that are just as excited about our son as we are.  I am so touched by the overwhelming response in support of bringing Jedidiah home.  Thank you will never be enough to express how grateful we are that you have given so generously!  You are all a gift.  A gift that will never be forgotten because every time I look into our sons eyes I will be forever reminded of the precious people that helped bring him home.

Praising God for you!

Here is a picture of our three precious girls!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Charm For Jed

I have always wanted a charm necklace.  More specifically a necklace with a charm for each one of my children.  This may sound silly but I also wanted it to be a gift from someone.  Well, last Mother's Day a friend gave me a necklace with a white pearl and three heart charms on it.  Each charm had the initial of one of my daughters.  It is so beautiful to me!  Since the adoption process has begun I have thought many times about the fact that I will need another charm.  A charm for a little boy with the initial j on it.  I didn't know if I should buy one now or wait until he came home.  It didn't take me long to decide that I wanted the charm now and so I ordered one.  When I wear my necklace, now with four charms and a pearl, I think about the son we will soon have home with us, Jedidiah, my other child with the initial j.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


It was Julia's turn to pray on our drive to school today and as usual she prayed for Jedidiah, that he would be healthy and safe but she decided to add peaceful to her prayer request.  She verbally noted that she added peaceful to her prayer,-(we have been encouraging the girls to pray with meaning and not repeat the same thing over and over again)-, anyway, and then asked what that actually meant.  I began to explain peaceful by describing what it is not: when you don't worry, when you trust etc.  Then it hit me, the best way to describe peaceful is when you trust God completely.  It's a very good definition and Julia was content with that answer.  I love moments like this, when God opens the door to share His truth with our girls because with each one of these conversations they draw of deeper understanding of what it means to follow Christ.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Moving Along...

I wish I could say that our home study has been scheduled but I can't.  Instead I received an e-mail with a few more things we need to send the adoption agency.  So we move forward trusting that God is in control and His timing is perfect.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Born of The Heart

"For a child does not have to be born of the womb to be born of your heart."-Rob Mitchell

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Another Great Quote

The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.By Abigail Van Buren