Thursday, November 24, 2011


Sitting around the table today with family, sharing stories, laughing, talking,and eating way too much, I just wanted to give them all a huge hug! We realized again how important of a role family plays in our lives. The bond we share is truly amazing, being able to come together on Thanksgiving and all through out the year knowing that we love and support one another through the good and the bad. It's one of the things that defines family. We spoke briefly of Cherish and how we can't wait until she is with us, she is part of our family already and we missed her today. We are so blessed with family there just aren't adequate words to express, but one thing is certain, we are THANKFUL.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Dinner Prayer

Tonight as we sat down to supper I asked the boys to say a prayer. We have been encouraging them to understand that they can say learned prayers, which Ian did,"God is great, God is good, let us thank him for our food. Amen.", but that they also can talk to God just like he is a fried. Peyton took a deep breath and said, "Lord, thank you for our food, and God please help us to have the money to bring home our baby sister soon. Amen." Yes. I had to turn away because I may have been crying. He was so sincere and it sounded so innocent. It was a special moment to realize that my amazing sons are going to be awesome big brothers!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

National Adoption Awareness

Did you know November is National Adoption Awareness Month? We have learned so much since beginning the process it's amazing! There are so many things we'd heard that weren't true, and so many things we hadn't considered. If you are curious about adoption check out the website for our agency, Holt International. You can watch a short video about Holt, who was the first International Agency and find out some very inspirational info. And the work they do on the behalf of children all over the world. Join us in supporting adoption this month!