Tuesday, April 29, 2008

If I could turn back time......

I would have wore a glove.

Sorry, I couldn't resist posting my most recent adventure. Turns out Exact-O knives are quite sharp. Excellent for slicing fingers and severing nerves. : )

Monday, April 28, 2008


Thanks Angela!

i am:
first a child of God, second a wife, third a mother, and fourth a missions committee leader.
i think: I am so blessed with an amazing husband and six wonderful children!
i know: in whom I have belief!
i want: my children home.
i have: more than I could need.
i wish: there were more hours in the day, and that I lived in a warmer climate.
i hate: poverty, sickness, strife, sin,.......
i miss: Mia, Noah & Hope
i fear: nothing but the Lord (Psalm 34)
i feel: at peace.
i hear: Camden and Ali playing with Daisy.
i smell: coffee, wonderful coffee.
i crave: sweets, and did I mention coffee.
i search: for ways to run a better house, though seem to fail miserably.
i wonder: when I will grow up.
i regret: many things from my life BC, but don't dwell there.
i love: my Lord, my family, my friends, my church, my country, my home away from home
i ache: to hold all of my children at the same time and I think that is why God gave me such big thighs, so they will all fit. Oh wait, maybe that was the sweets and not God that made them so big. Shootamaroo!
i care: deeply for the children and staff of Three Angels!
i always: cry when I leave Haiti.
i am not: as disciplined as I should be.
i believe: I will see Mia, Noah and Hope in our home soon!
i dance: well....
i sing: always.
i cry: when I think about how good God has been to me.
i don't always: keep my priorities in line.
i fight: the urge to do things my way, not God's.
i write: when I need to.
i never: skydive.
i listen: to praise and worship music all the time.
i need: to lose some weight.
i am happy about: the life God has given me.

I'm not going to pass this on to anyone specifically, because I haven't kept up with who has already done it. So, I guess I'll leave it with.....if you haven't done this yet, now it's your turn.

Thursday, April 17, 2008


I hope my recent post doesn't have everyone thinking we are struggling. I really wanted to post the video in celebration of the strength that has come in waiting on the Lord. We are encouraged, strengthened and at perfect peace! Our Lord is so faithful and we are not wrapped up in all the details, but know without a doubt that the Lord can handle it. : ) He started this journey and He can and will complete it. Of course we still anticipate everyday "the call" that we are out of MOI, but it doesn't haunt us, it's just an excited anticipation of what God is going to do! We have truly cast our care over on the Lord and trust His plan, His timing, and His perfect will! I determined that whether the kids come home next week or next month, I will rejoice, so I might as well enjoy the journey. Being sad, worried, anxious, stressed, etc.....doesn't change even one aspect of this process, so I might as well be happy, trusting, peaceful, and carefree. That is, in fact, what the Word tells us to do anyway, right? "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God, and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding with guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7 This scripture sums up what has happened in my heart.

Do I still miss them? Of course. Do I still long for the day they will join us? Without a doubt. Can you be happy in the midst of these two things? I found out, that absolutely you can. You can enjoy the joy of the Lord in every circumstance! Praise God!!

So, if you haven't yet, scroll down and watch the video, but do NOT do it without a smile on your face and joy in your heart. Please celebrate with us that strength has risen as we wait on the Lord!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Spring Break was WONDERFUL!!

So, I realize it has been a while since I posted. First, on the adoption front, no news as of this morning, but I wait expectantly!

Second, we had a great time during Spring Break! We started it with a wonderful time of celebrating our risen Lord with our church family! Following our service, we headed to my mom's for her Resurrection Egg Scavenger Hunt and Easter Egg Hunt. The scavenger hunt is awesome. Each egg holds a piece of the story of Jesus death, burial and resurrection. The kids run all over the yard finding the eggs and reading the story. It always ends at the cross where my mom has a "treasure" box filled with goodies for all the kids. It is so awesome each year to hear the kids tell what the items represent.

And, yes, you guessed it. This year it was in the snow! You just have to LOVE Indiana weather. Once our Easter celebrations were over we officially started "Camp Meemaw's". We started this five years ago, when my sister and I called mom and said, "This year can we come to Meemaw's bed, breakfast, lunch and dinner for spring break." She agreed and the tradition of "Camp Meemaw's" began. We have so much fun each year and the kids adore this time with Meemaw. Here are a few pictures to showcase our week.

We made butter!

The kids painted sun catchers!

No camp is complete with out the campfire!

The talent show was a huge success!

We even line danced every evening out in the garage! This picture is from the talent show, when Meemaw and Papaw Doug had all the campers come out to showcase our new dance.

Last, but not least, it warmed up enough to fish! Yep, we went from snow on Sunday to 67 on Wednesday. So we fished all morning.

Ali had the first catch of the day!

Jordyn managed to get one too!

Camden caught one but we didn't get a picture because he caught a cat fish and it was so big it broke the line before we got a picture! So, here's a picture of him so he doesn't feel left out. : )

Thanks Meemaw and Papaw Doug for a wonderful "Camp Meemaw's 2008!" We had a WONDERFUL time!

Oh, one more thing, Jeremy came up on the last night and spent the night with us. You will see below the activity Papaw Doug had in store for him. I'm not sure, but he might not want to
come to camp next year.