Sunday, September 13, 2009

Okay, okay, I'm really going to try to be a Blogger

Okay, this time, I'm really going to try and be good and blog regularly. I enjoy other people's blogs and today my friend Heidi told me that someone who was reading her blog and saw pictures of my kiddos on there, wrote and said she remembered me from our trip to China (thanks beautiful girl!) and wished that I would blog again. So here's to you Kate....I will try my best. It's not the writing so much as the fact that I am technologically challenged and have a hard time adding pix and such. All of the kiddos are doing great and I will go into detail on each one in the coming week. I actually just got back from a week in Ethiopia accompanying someone who was adopting 2 little boys so I am more than a little jet-lagged. i will try to add a picture!

Friday, May 1, 2009

I'm not a good blogger

Okay, by now everyone can see that my last post was ohhhhh, say about 6 months ago. Not good. But I do have a somewhat legitimate excuse....5 Chinese daughters can really wear a woman out. LOL. My children are amazing and I have it as good as it gets for a mother with 5 children who are between the ages of 4 and 11 but boy can these kids create piles of laundry! If I did nothing else but laundry, each day would be busy. I thank God that I have a husband who is nothing short of a magnificent father. He is a true hands-on Daddy,so without him this blog would be called 2 Chinese sisters since I think we would have stopped at 2 but the Lord had different plans. He kept laying this desire on my heart to adopt again even when we least expected to be adopting again and even when we said "this is it, we're done". And of course, David never said "no". I was driving in the car the other day thinking what an amazing life I have led. I have so much to be thankful for....

On another note, if you look at my last blog entry (it's the only other one, gulp)I love this little piece but I in no way want anyone to think that we feel as though we are saving children. No, we know better....we were the ones who needed saving! And I am so thankful that this is the way that we were blessed.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Second Chances

Every call has a beginning
A quiet moment when God whispers a promise to a mother’s heart
A holy place where a father bows and faithfully accepts the journey set before him.
A miraculous morning that unexpectedly dawns…casting its first light on a chosen threshold.
A gentle knock..a closed door opens.
A sacred invitation sent by the Father..Leads to the other side of the world.
Where lonely hearts stare out orphanage windows
Praying for someone to care..
And then one morning,On an ordinary day an orphan’s life changes...
God sends them a second chance...Through you.

--author unknown