Sep 29, 2009

How could it be.....

                                Our first glimpse

                                 His fear is so painful

                                Home just one month. April 30

                                     Loving the outside.  May 30th

                                                Our little red raider. June 30

                                The best summer gift.  July

                                Having a sweet snack.  August 30

                                       One happy healthy boy.

That this sweet spirit came to live with us 6 months ago?

That he continues to amaze us with his love and bravery?

That he is so happy EVERYDAY? Just not all day.

That he was so wonderfully made for THIS family?

That he is so sympathtic when you cry?

That he could have such a sense of humor?

That he could love baby doll like a pro?

That he can take new challenges on with a smile?

That he can let us love him so openly?

Sep 15, 2009

This girl....

She came into our arms 3 yrs ago. We have never been the same. She is full of love and wonder. She is so gracious and compasssionate. She loves her family and KNOWS how much she is loved. She is so smart and FUNNY, who would've thought a child with this history would have a sense of humor. We feel so blessed to have her in our lives. How wonderful is our God to let us have her? She has taken to the role of big sister with grace and patience.....most of the time. She had a hard time stepping out of the limelight, but now shares it with him readily. She still adores her big sister and all things having to do with the princesses.

She has 9 other Anhui sisters that share our joy in this day. We will always be connected to them, as they helped each other through those early yrs. We often look at our travel pictures and she will say, "I miss my China friends". She was our first taste of the wonderful world of adoption. We will always be grateful to China for letting us have this precious gift. We will treasure her and assist her in being anything she wants to be.

Happy Family Day sweet Claire. We are so proud to be called your family.

Sep 8, 2009

Our new favorite version of a classic.

Once she loses is on to another tune. Sorry about the moving so much....she is a passionate singer. Too dark too, it was really spur of the moment.

Sep 7, 2009

Are you kidding me??

If these kids continue to get cuter everyday, I don't know what I am going to do. I could truly eat them with a spoon. Oh how I wish Hannah would let me take a picture of her...she has dyed her hair a dark brown and it is wonderful. She is growing into such a wonderful young woman, how did we get so blessed??

The sibling rivalry is getting better. We seem to have a couple of good days followed by several bad days, I am willing to take what I can get at this point. We have learned a few tricks that seem to work for OUR children. As much as they fight, they CAN NOT stand to be away from each other.....get the jist??

Enjoy the pics.

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..
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We are a family now, a whole,of which you are a part,and you are just as much our child as any in our heart. We do not love you differently,nor would we give up less of all that life has given us to bring you happiness.There is no limit to our love,no boundary you might cross,no price you may be asked to pay,no need to fear its loss. We are now one, the five of us,windows of one home. As long as we have life and breath,You’ll never be alone.~Nicholas Gordon

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