Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

We have had a very blessed Thanksgiving, this year there is sooo much to be thankful for.

Paul and I and the girls went to Dale's and then to Beka's we ate and visited and had a blast. We also thought about our little Ethiopian princess, Aleena, wherever she may be. Next year we hope to have a new little addition take to Thanksgiving dinner.

There is so many things to be thankful for I can't even put them all down but here are some...
  • My Lord Jesus, my best friend
  • My husband a wonderful Godly man and my best friend on earth
  • My three girls Abigayle, Anna, and our soon to be Aleena
  • The breath that I breath
  • Our health and home
  • Our family
  • Our friends and church

My God shall supply all of our needs...praise his name!!

Happy Thanksgiving 2008!!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Here are some pictures of the girlies

Saturday Night Lights, Dad's Patrol Car , Who need's a dishwasher??

Saturday, November 22, 2008

More referrals this week!!

There were more referrals this week...some 2 month old little girlies...and a couple of boys.

Not ours yet??

We have had a great week...I have been a little down, getting a little impatient...We are really getting anxious about our little Aleena. I fixed the playroom up and put down some carpet. Anna and Aleen will be sharing a room, Anna won't have it any other way. Right now I am at Paul's office typing this...he has the coolest office, and the Internet runs great!! We saw the Christmas light parade tonight...and got to ride in Paul's patrol car. Abigayle and Anna thought that was awesome!! My sister and nephew came by and had lunch with us...I will post a picture later. Westley is getting soooo big and he love his Aunty.

Okay well I think that is all. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving if I don't have any news to share this next week.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

More Referrals!! YEAH

I am happy to announce that there was twin boys referred on Monday, 2 months old to Lisa and Shawn they waited 11 months!! And this morning 4 more boys were referred...congratulations to all!! Holy Cows WE are Close!!

Please some girls now!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Seven Months and Still Waiting

Today is our seventh month since our dossier went to Ethiopia!! We are still waiting...although I heard that we are 7th and next for our age group!! So that is encouraging.

A couple of ladies and I had a prayer meeting today...had a nice lunch and a good laugh. It was truly encouraging.

So even though we didn't get a referral today...I had a bit of an encouragement with good sweet friends.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

God's Protective Shade

God's "protective shade"

The Lord himself watches over you! The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade.
Psalm 121:5 NLT

Secure with the keeper "It was dark and cold that November morning when the Livingstone family woke up to say farewell to their son David. He was leaving Scotland for the heart of Africa. Mrs. Livingstone made coffee; Mr. Livingstone dressed warmly to walk his son to Glasgow. David got the family Bible and read the comforting words of Psalm 121 with the family.A dozen years later, Dr. Livingstone was contemplating a trip deeper into the unexplored interior of Africa along with his wife and children. Just before he left, he received a letter from his mother-in-law, Mary Moffat, who was also a missionary. "My dear Livingstone," she began. "Hitherto I have kept up my spirits and have been enabled to believe that our Great Master may yet bring you out in safety." She said that she was clinging to the promises of Psalm 121 and Psalm 91.

"Unceasing prayer is made for you." Then she added, "Every petition, however fervent, must be with submission to his will."Protected? Yes.
Submissive to his will? That, too.Jesus guaranteed us that in this world we will have trouble (John 16:33).
But no matter what happens, we can never be separated from God's love or God's purposes. He promises to preserve us from evil but not to pave over every pothole in life's road.

I love Dr. Livingston he is truly an inspiration in our lives...a man of God who gave up everything to serve Jesus in Africa.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Tuesday November 4th 2008 marks a milestone...

In American history...Obama wins...even though I didn't vote for him, it is a great honor to see the first African American president in my life time. I hope that he does better in the moral, family Christian values, and gun issues then we all think he will. Missouri won McCain. And so did our county!!

Oh, by the way...2 more referrals this week!! Congrats to the blessed families.