"We are all handmade people created by a God who is not safe or small." Rend Collective Experiment

Monday, January 19, 2009

1 Timothy 2:1-2~

Our Little Guy here hardly has his eyes opened when he comes to me each day and says, "Mama, I have a dream...." He loves to tell me about the dream he had the night before. The way he phrases it I can't help but think of Martin Luther King Jr's famous "I have a dream.." speech.

I am so thankful that today as the first black President of the United States is sworn in my little boy won't have to dream of a place where a black man could be President. He is free to dream of dinosaurs and birthday parties and going to outer space. For our children having a black President is going to be normal. Amazing! How far we have come in America!

I do not agree with some of the politics of Barak Obama but I am thankful to live in a country where equality is available to all regardless of their heritage of their skin color.

I pray and will be praying for Barak Obama and his family . May he seek wisdom from God as he leads us these next 4 years.

I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 1 Tomothy 2:1-2~

Galatians 3:28~

  • "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. "
  • "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
Martin Luther King Jr.~

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28~

Have a blessed Day!~

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Philippians 1:3~

I thank my God every time I remember you. Philippians 1:3~

AWK~ I have turned into a drive by Blogger. I have such good intentions every day of Blogging and than I get *SO* distracted.

Our Church Preschool Director reminded me that your brain cells shrink while your are pregnant.... after she informed me that I had signed myself in instead of my child.

It has given the children and Jim great amusement. Yesterday I told Sweet pea not to play with the envelopes as they were dangerous. The children thought that was so funny. All day they were warning each other to stay away from the dangerous envelopes :o). I feel like I am Dori from finding Nemo. Anyone else experience this while they are expecting? I am like this when I am expecting a child through adoption too!

We were blessed this past week with a visit from our wonderful Cousins! THE COUSINS who are parents to Eben and Joel's brother and sister and anxiously awaiting for them to come HOME from Ghana.

It was so fun! With their 7 children (and one finacee) and our 11 children our house was literally rocking with joy. A little taste of heaven on earth!

Debbie and I were even able to sit and chat for quite awhile..something that may not be happening as next time we get together we will have 3 new children between us! What an exciting time for our family! God has been so good to us!

Please keep praying for their Immigration Process to flow smoothly.

I hope you all are well, and I ***will*** be catching up on e-mails and Blogs, and Blogging!!!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Psalm 13:6~

It has been a LONG time! I did not mean to be off- line for the past month..It sure was a BUSY one!

I started out December with several infections and then Sweet Pea got the chicken pox!

It was a month full of blessings too!

~ Jim replaced all of the carpeting in our home with laminate flooring.
~ We celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary.
~ Sweet Pea turned 2!
~We had our first Christmas and New Year with Eben and Joel home.
~ My family came for Christmas and Jim's for New Year's. It was a wonderful and sweet time with many memories made.

Amazingly enough it was one year ago today that Eben and Joel came home from Ghana!

We are so incredibly blessed to have them as our sons. They are truly among the kindest and sweetest people I know. Their transition into our home and family has been such a precious time. I know it is not this way for everyone and it is NOT because we are such great parents or have any answers to older child adoption, but because they are two boys who desperately wanted someone to call Mom and Dad. They have worked so hard to adjust and they are truly the bravest little men I have ever met.

I thank the Lord every day that He has allowed me to be their Mama.

I will sing to the LORD,
for he has been good to me.

Psalm 13: 6