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Cardinals, World Series Champs!!

We could not be happier that our favorite baseball team won!!  Congratulations to Albert and the crew!  I am just a little bummed to hear that Tony LaRussa is going to retire, but good grief, talk about going out on a high note!!  Great job Cardinals!  We are proud to be your fans!! 

Again, Albert, please stay!!  🙂

Day 47………

St. Louis Cardinals, yeah Baby!!!

Had to show a little love today to our beloved St. Louis Cardinals!!  We are more than thrilled with last nights win!!  Of course, we are dead tired!  We stayed up till well after 1 a.m.!! 

Great job David Freese!!  You made your hometown very proud!!!

 We are still die-hard Albert fans!  Please stay!   

Day 44……………..


Day 43……………..

November 6, 2011 is National Orphan Sunday!  Every church believer should take part in this great ministry.

Kisses from Katie

I am so excited to share with you my new favorite book!  It is Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis. 

This is what the book jacket has to say…… 

What would cause an eighteen-year-old old senior class president and homecoming queen from Nashville, Tennessee, to disappoint her parents by forgoing college, break her little brother’s heart, lose all but a handful of her friends (because the rest of them think she has gone off the deep end), and break up with the love of her life, all so she could move to Uganda, where she knew only one person but didn’t know any of the language? A passion to make a difference. Katie Davis left over Christmas break her senior year for a short mission trip to Uganda and her life was turned completely inside out. She found herself so moved by the people and children of Uganda that she knew her calling was to return and care for them. She has given up a relatively comfortable life—at a young age—to care for the less fortunate of this world. She was so moved by the need she witnessed, she’s centered her life around meeting that need. Katie, a charismatic and articulate young woman, is in the process of adoptingthirteen children in Uganda, and she completely trusts God for daily provision for her and her family.

Despite the rough conditions in which Katie lives, she has found a life of service to God to be one of great joy. Katie’s children bring constant delight and help her help others by welcoming whoever comes to their door. As the challenges grow, so does Katie’s faith and her certainty that what she’s doing in Uganda, one person at a time, will have far-reaching rewards. It isn’t the life she planned, but it is the life she loves.

To further her reach into the needs of Ugandans, Katie established Amazima Ministries. The ministry matches orphaned children with sponors worldwide. Each sponsor’s $300/year provides schooling, school supplies, three hot meals a day, minor medical care, and spiritual encouragement. Katie expected to have forty children in the program; she had signed up 150 by January 2008; today it sponsors over 400. Another aspect of the ministry is a feeding program created for the displaced Karamojong people—Uganda’s poorest citizens. The program feeds lunch to over 1,200 children Monday-Friday and sends them home with a plate of food; it also offers basic medical care, Bible study, and general health training.

Katie Davis is more than fascinating, she’s inspiring, as she has wholeheartedly answered the call to serve.

This is where my magazine necklaces that I sell to help fund-raise for our adoption, are made.  It is such an inspiring story and such a wonderful cause.  Please, I encourage you to purchase this book, you’ll be so glad you did!!

Day 40……..

2011 Forest UMC Women’s Conference

First, isn’t this just the greatest picture…….NOT!!!  I asked my lovely daughter to take some pictures for me so I could post on our blog.  She LOVED this one!  So I told her I would add it along with a couple of others.  Wouldn’t you know it, the couple of other pictures got deleted before they were added!!  So I decided I could laugh at myself and add this!!  Enjoy!!  🙂

Now, on to the more serious stuff…….

I had the privilege of being one of the speaker’s today at the Forest United Methodist Church.  The pastor’s wife called me a few weeks ago and asked if I would come and share about how my faith led to action, or adoption.  What a joy it was to share with these ladies my heart for adoption.  Not just for China, but adoption in general!  What a great day! 

Day 38…….


Break My Heart….

I heard this song on Moody Radio this morning and tears came to my eyes as I was listening.  I realize that not everyone will be comfortable with my family and me adopting, and you know what, I’m ok with that.  This is something we know we’ve been called to do and when God tells you to do something, you do it. 

The thing is, I love Mollie.  I don’t know her, I’ve never even seen her picture, but she is loved.  Completely.  Unconditionally.  Right now I feel as though my family is incomplete, like we are missing the final piece to the puzzle.  I know she has been born and that she is prayed for daily.  I know that she has a Mommy, Daddy, Big Brother, and Big Sister who cannot wait to see her face and bring her home. 

Break My Heart (click on this link to hear this beautiful song)

Day 37………

Psalms 68:5-6

Father to the fatherless, defender of widows — this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families. 

Psalms 68:5-6

Day 36 of our wait……..

Crazy busy and sick, ugh……. :(

I hate being sick!!  On top of that, I hate being busy and sick!!  Jeremy and I have been at Minister’s Conference this week in Indianapolis.  The services were wonderful!  The speaker was challenging!  What a great time to get away and spend with my hubby! 

If only, I felt better!!! 

Oh well, there is always next year….but wait, we should have a new little one with us next year!!  How exciting to think about!!

Day 35 of our wait for 1800a approval!

Happy Birthday Taylor!!

A huge Happy Birthday to my oldest child, Taylor!!  He turns the big 14!!  It is also his “Golden” Birthday!  He turns 14 on the 14th!  This truly is a special day!  We love you and pray God’s  blessings on you this day and for the years to come!! 

Day 30 of our wait for I800a!!