“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

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


......and we THANK YOU.

When it is still.
When it is quiet.
When the chaos calms.
When we look around.
When we see with our hearts.
When we breath deeply.

......We thank you.

It seems as though we have not really had a deep breath since our adoptions....
of Sophia
Then Joseph
And Ella
..and now we have been home for four months with Victoria.

We have had a steep learning curve.

Unexpected diagnosis.

Moebius Syndrome
Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome
Institutional Autism.

Diagnosis were familiar with but with the added "bonus" of little medical care and little to no early childhood stimulation....
All of a sudden these familiar diagnosis/medical issues become a whole new ball game:

Down Syndrome
Failure to Thrive
Cleft Palate 
Tetralogy of Fallot
Limb Difference.

And through it all. When we have a chance to breath.
We Thank You.

Adoption is a long, difficult journey.
The expense of adoption is overwhelming.
Parenting all children is a constant test of wisdom, patience and faith.
Parenting children from hard places takes that to a whole new level.

And through it all. When the chaos calms.
We Thank you.

Every prayer.
Every unexpected gift.
Every donation.
Every kind word.
Every smile.
Every time you give Grace when we have failed.
Every moment you rejoice with us in the small victories.


Do you know?
Do you understand?
We truly could not have done this without you.

Please know that.
Many of you we have never met, will never know...yet you have literally changed our lives.

Look at these photos....and take a moment of PRIDE, because without YOU there would be no "THEM"

Sunday, April 10, 2016

A Treasure Discovered

I just can't get enough of Little Miss's adorableness.  

I thought I'd share some with you, too.

Who wouldn't love to have a treasure like this!  

I mean, REALLY! Who can resist that face? 

And this....she's got it all!  Looks, personality and charm!  

If you feel a call to add a child to your family, pray for leading, then go visit Reece's Rainbow. There are hundreds of children longing for a family to come and cherish them!  Many are hidden away, like Victoria was, drawing closer to death every day from neglect. Many others are doing ok, but an orphanage is never a replacement for a loving family. 

James 1:27
Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.