Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Homecoming 2009!

Trevor with all his siblings...Rachel, Morgan, Trev, Bryson an Linzhi Lu (she thinks Bryson is her "boyfriend") My handsome boy with the beautiful Miss Vicki.

Aren't they cute???

My handsome boy, I mean young man. =)

Saturday past was homecoming and since Trevor is home schooled, he couldn't officially go however...He was asked to go as a date! I was thrilled for him because he misses this part of going to school. They had a great time! I am so proud of him and the friends he chooses to hang with because all of them pledge not to drink, smoke, drugs or have pre-marital relations. God has blessed us with a wonderful young man that respects women and treats them as God expects. He will make an awesome husband one day... LOVE you Trevor!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Be still my heart...

Our sweet Madelyn turned 8 years old on Friday the 25th. We sent her a cake and her care package should get there very soon. I can't believe how much older she is starting to look in just a few short months. I can't wait to have her in my arms. We were really praying to be DTC by now but unfortunately we are not.

I am struggling. I can't go into details at this time however, we are needing prayers. I promise to post about this when we are finally DTC but until then if you think of us, please pray. I will keep you posted.

God gave us several signs today reminding us HE's in control and His will will be done. I'm trying to be positive and I don't want to let him down because I promised him five months ago that if we received our PA that I would not question or lose faith no matter what! Believe me, I'm trying...I'm really trying.

It was such a sweet blessing to get these photos of our precious daughter. Her smile always brings tears to my eyes because I yearn for her to be home with her family. We're smitten!


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Ever thought of adopting from India?

Hello friends...

A fellow adoptive mama contacted me to help her advocate for a sweet little girl in India that has arthrogryposis and desperately needs a forever family. I have to say, she is just precious! Below is a little bio about her. If you are interested or know someone that may, please contact Lisa Henderson for more information @ 509-522-5405 bhenderson@q.com

This little cutie was born on 7/2005. She is very observant. She likes to play with the other children in the group and is very active and normal for her age. She has arthrogryposis, and she scoots around using her upper arm strength She can sit without support and stand and walk with support. She can hold objects in her hands and is able to eat on her own. She is receiving regular therapy. She waits for a warm, loving family that has the resources to help her with her needs. India generally prefers families with no more than 3 children in the home, however exceptions are often made for waiting children/children with special needs. Also, a family with experience with arthrogryposis would be great!.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Please help bring Ava home.

I have to say, I love this family. They're on adoption #5 and my goodness are they filled with the love for Christ. If you find it in your heart to give, please click this button. They are close to travel so this is crunch time!!

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You can read their story here. http://thebakerssweets.blogspot.com

Thank you and God bless!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I'm still alive!!

I've been gone for too long! It's been a whirlwind the last 10 days, I wish I could explain why but I feel I need to keep my lips sealed until further notice. All is well and it looks like everything will be OK! It does involve the adoption so if you think about us, please include us in your prayers. We're not out of the woods just yet.

Our exchange student will not be coming until January, which I'm a little bummed about but I know there's a reason for the delay.

Rachel and Linzhi are doing just fantastic in school, in fact, the other day Rachel belts out "I LOVE school"! It make my heart dance because I've been secretly waiting for her to say those exact words. Miss Linz is hot stuff at school, I hear from her teachers all the kids LOVE Linzhi!!! She is now one of the older kids so all the little ones adore her. I am just thrilled to see her blossoming!!

I am so proud of my Trevor. He has lost a total of 31 lbs!!!! He is at the gym 4-5 days per week, no soda, no garbage food, etc... He has done a great job and I can tell he is so much more confident and over all happier which makes his mama VERY happy too!

CJ leaves for his mission trip to China on Oct. 15th. He'll be gone 9-10 days total. I plan on blogging his adventure with pictures and text so stay tuned!! It also looks like he will be able to meet our sweet Mady!!! We've got a few hurdles to jump but God willing he'll be meeting her in about a month!

Thank you for your comments and emails asking if I'm ok. I love all my blog friends and thank you so much for loving me back.

God bless!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Oh the life...

Here's our big boy Russ!