"He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing." Deu 10:18
You might have noticed the new link on the blog! This campaign is the result of an adoptive mom and some of her friends' passion for the orphan child and finding a way to end poverty and disease that destroys millions of lives around the world. Our family has this same passion!
"Much is requiredfrom those to whom much is given" Luke 12:48.
Did you know... If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head, and a place to sleep... That you are richer than 75% of this world!
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish somewhere...You are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy!
Please take a look at this organization. There are so many ways to make a difference. You can pray, sponsor, advocate, donate, visit and/or adopt.
"Pure and lasting religion in sight of God our Father means that we must care for orphans and widows in their troubles, and refuse to let the world corrupt us." James 1:27
Our family has been blessed beyond measure through birth and adoption. We believe that each one of our children was meant to be ours from the beginning of time! If you feel a tug at your heart to adopt - I urge you to at least consider it. At first, it seemed a little scary, we had many doubts, it was financially straining, but.... we learned a lot, we learned to budget, we learned to trust God, and we received 2 (soon to be 3) of the most amazing gifts in the world!!!!!!!!
It has been quite some time since I last blogged. Everyone is doing great, and we are sure looking forward to summer. We are planning a vacation just not quite sure where!!
Here is a little update:
Ethan (5th grade) is now in Boy Scouts and was the first one to receive Tenderfoot. He is playing the trumpet in school and is pretty darn good. He is still doing great in school and loves to play on the computer or video games.
Devin (1st grade) is in Cub Scouts and his dad is the scout leader. He took first in the Raingutter Regatta. He is doing good in school and becoming a good reader. He recently had his ear tubes out, but he might have to get them again. Bummer.
Heidi (5) is about to graduate from preschool and will start Kindergarten in the fall. I can't hardly believe it!! She likes to watch tv and play with her sister. She is a great big sister!! She loves wearing dresses and playing dress-up, too.
Isabelle (2) is one busy little girl! Seriously, she is handful but she makes us laugh all the time. She talks all the time and is in more things than even Devin thought about.
We are also in the process of adding one more to the family. Cooper is 9 months old and living in Korea. We hope that he will be home in August!
I am blessed to have a wonderful husband and to be called mom by my 8 amazing children.
I am passionate about my faith, family and adoption.
Here is a little look into our lives!
I want to share about our experience with the miracle of adoption, and to advocate for the 143 million orphan and waiting children in the world who need food,shelter and families.
Please pray for these children!