thank you

Good morning, everyone.  I am so crazy grateful for all of the sweet notes of encouragement and love so many friends have given me.  It truly means the world to me. We are fine. Please forgive my silence here. I have just needed time to quiet my heart and retreat from the busyness of life and social media to spend quality time with my precious children. Helping my family to resettle and rebuild … [Read more...]

the hardest decision of our family’s lives

Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you. ~ Genesis 22:2 “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he [God] said. “Do not do anything to him…” ~ Genesis 22:12 “I, the Lord, do not change.” ~ Malachi 3:6 The best way Adéye and I can reconcile these three passages … [Read more...]

sixteen

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I never knew how much I would absolutely love being a mom. Until this guy was placed in my arms sixteen years ago.  What a precious gift I was given! No words can adequately express how much I love and treasure this son.  He is growing up to be a young man who walks in integrity and stays on the narrow road.  He has learned to give when it's hard, learned to love when love cannot be … [Read more...]

another big milestone

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Hasya's looking more and more like a teenager, we think. She's growing every month.  Our seventeen-year-old just hit forty-five pounds!  It look a little over two years, but Hasya has finally doubled in weight since coming home!  Glory hallelujah! According to the doctor's original growth estimates, she has officially hit her maximum growth potential.  Okay then.  We don't think … [Read more...]

it’s just…see you later

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Today heaven gained an angel.  A friend to many.  An absolute treasure in the adoption community.  Our hearts are so tender. So many of you have prayed for my friend, Dr. Elizabeth, as I have shared her battle with cancer with you all.  I am so blessed to have known this precious woman.  She journeyed with me right from the start of our adoption of Hasya...from that first text I sent her saying … [Read more...]

nine beautiful years

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I will never forget the day she entered our lives in 2006. The sweetest little three-year-old who loved to talk to anyone who would listen to her constant chatter. She loved life and lived it big and with much enthusiasm. Nine years later... And Hannah-Caire has blossomed into the most precious young lady.  She loves Jesus with all of her heart.  She loves His people passionately and … [Read more...]

WITH GREAT REJOICING…

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"Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you." ~~ Jer. 29:12 God listened as He promised and the prayers of many have been answered. Summer has a family! Faithful, faithful Jesus! Thank you for praying and for believing that ALL things are possible.  Please continue to pray that her family will be able to get to her on time and that there would be no … [Read more...]