“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9

Friday, June 26, 2015

Weighty Matters

A bag of sugar

A puppy

A dumbbell 

A seven year old girl.

"You plead my cause, You right my wrongs
You break my chains, You overcome.
You gave Your life to give me mine
You say that I am free
How can it be, how can it be?"
Lauren Daigle

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

From Three To Ten

Click for Part One and Part Two of our story.

Three incredible, healthy, amazing birth kids......we felt almost "unfairly" blessed.  So many children waiting. 

"Ok lets see what it takes".....a home study, time and more time, paperwork and more paperwork, money and more money......we can do that.


Four children....the perfect family.

And then...“We learned that orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes.” – Radical by David Platt.

And so.....

Four, Five



NiNe, TeN! 

Our whole world has changed. We now press into Christ weekly, daily, hourly...each moment as we can not do this alone.  The challenges seem insurmountable. The joy more than we could have imagined. 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The OG Hortons

They call themselves the OG Hortons.....Organically Grown!  I love it.

We learned to parent with these amazing kids.....and by the Grace of God they are incredible, hard working, compassionate, wonderful people raising the next generation......our grand babies! So proud and so blessed.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Journey to Hope

Thank you for joining us on this "Journey to Hope"

So Happy to have you along has we follow the path God has set for us.

Though we are expediting this adoption, realistically we will be together on this journey for nine months, so .......Let me tell you a little bit about "us".

34 years....say WHAT?!  
...and they said it would never last. :)
So thankful that God sees the beginning and the end and that in His infinite wisdom and grace He gave each of us our soul-mate. 


everything we dreamed of
the source of great joy
Our biggest blessing.

the most difficult  thing we've ever done
the cause of many sleepless nights 
and tear filled days

Ten children
Ten VeRy unique personalities
Three testosterone filled males
Seven Hormone driven Females
Three that caused mama to gain weight  as they grew in her belly
Seven that caused her to gain weight during the paper-pregnancy.
Hmmmmm....or maybe it was the chocolate peanut butter ice cream?!

Thank you for coming along as we get to know # Eleven 

Excited to share more about her, and to walk with you on this Path of Life.