Saturday, January 31, 2009

Celebration Time!! Paul is now Sergeant!!

Paul has been at the police dept. now for over 11 years...and finally he got promoted to sergeant yesterday!! I think he was corporal for about 8 years. So this was a major blessing!! And at a perfect time!! Praise the Lord!!

I am so proud of Paul...and he is so proud of his stripes!!

Great job honey!! And thank you Lord Jesus for this promotion!! Everything that we have is given to us by God...let us not forget that!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

WOW Eleven Referrals!!

Congrats to all the referrals this week!!
We are sooo Happy for you!!
May God bless the rest of your journey!!

Oh, just a side note...I have sooo many pictures I want to post of all that is going on with my family, but I have dial up and a darn slow I am sorry for no updates with the pictures!!

Maybe, eventually!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

We Got Our Court Date!!

It is amazing when you are down, the Lord lifts you up just at the right time.

We recieved our court date for April 6th
And our visa appointment will be April 30th...yeah

Pray with us that court will pass!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I Needed the Encouragement and God Gave Me This...

I AM WITH YOU AND FOR YOU. When you decide on a course of action that is in line with My will, nothing in heaven or on earth can stop you. You may encounter many obstacles as you move toward your goal, but don't be discouraged - never give up! With my help, you can overcome any obstacle. Do not expect an easy path as you journey hand in hand with Me, but do remember that I, your very-present Helper, am omnipotent.
Much, much stress results from your wanting to make things happen before their times have come. One of the main ways I assert My sovereignty is in the timing of events. If you want to stay close to Me and do things My way, ask Me to show you the path forward moment by moment. Instead of dashing headlong toward your goal, let Me set the pace. Slow down, and enjoy the journey in My Presence.
"Romans 8:31; Psalm 46:1-3

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Double Digits...

In a couple of weeks my oldest daughter Abigayle will be 10. I can't believe this!! I know people have said "they grow up so quickly," you don't believe it till it happens to you!! I am proud of Abigayle...she is smart, caring, kind, organized, and loves the Lord. We have our moments...but I still love her with all my heart.
She got a new bike 21 speed!! She is so proud of that bike. I think it is her first "new" bike...the "thrifty" person I am have always bought her bikes at garage this one is awesome!!

Anyway, I just wanted to take a moment and thank the Lord for my little girl who will be 10 February 1st!!

The moment I saw you my dear, I new you were mine...the moment I touched you my dear, I new that God had given me a little girl that is sooo special...

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Merry Christmas Ethiopia!!

Today is Christmas in Ethiopia...Merry Christmas Aleena and everyone at the HOH!!

Our Christmas tradition started this year, even though Aleena is not with us yet. We left our Nativity up in the living room (this is a very nice resin Nativity that I got at an auction over the summer). Sunday we will go to the Blue Nile Restaurant in KC. And have a Christmas celebration with other families that have adopted from Ethiopia or that have moved from Ethiopia, we are very excited. And plan on keeping this as a tradition year after year!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Prayer Request Please!!

I know that it is in all in God's timing!! But please pray for a quick court date and is now looking into April!! Kind of a bad timing for Paul and I both...end of school schedules, gardening and more!!