And it IS the sweetest name I've ever heard. He says it so many times in a day that I can't count. If I had to guess conservatively it would be 300 times or so. Just for fun, as I laid with him in bed tonight I decided to count for five minutes how many … Continue reading He calls me “Ma”
Ever remember learning how fear may compel us to do one of these three things : fight, flight, or freeze? A friend that has recently adopted was sharing with me how her little one had a "flight" response in the weeks/months following his arrival with his forever family. And this caused me to … Continue reading Fight, Flight, or Freeze
My friend Carrie came over our first weekend home dropping off a blessing of food and she walked out to the garden with us. The garden came into fruition while we were away in China! She was graciously admiring our new fence that Blake put in for me this spring and asked if it was able … Continue reading Mr. McGregor’s Garden Has Some Competition…
...I said, "I do." 💛 When the news of your engagement was official, all of Jackson let out a collective, 'Yes!'... Blake, God has molded you into a Godly man, ready to lead his family, God has prepared Catherine for you. Love this woman as Christ loved the church." … Continue reading 17 YEARS ago today…
We had a birthday this week with our 5th born turning 5! The kids each enjoy breakfast in bed on their birthdays with us all piled around them along with opening gifts. Blake and I were barely able to make this one happen after another long night of being up - thankfully, the birthday boy … Continue reading Birthday Boy…
Our first week home has been filled with blessings. It has had a few challenges as well like LACK of sleep, but thankful that God is using those challenges to mature me. At least I keep asking God to use it in this way. 😉 Perseverance must finish it's work so that you may be … Continue reading We ADORE, Theodore!
Theodore (it looks we have decided after originally thinking we'd call him Theo, to give it a go with his full name of Theodore 😉) was asleep before we hit the front steps of our country home. I gingerly laid him down and before long we were both asleep- I barely even remember walking into … Continue reading Our First Night Home
So if the son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened by a yoke of slavery. … Continue reading The Drive Home
Our guide, Grace, took such good care of us! And she speaks Cantonese - so Theodore sure liked her! I have the "goods", so let's jet home!! (If it 's possible to "jet" in 30+ hours 😊)
Being in China has been a little bit like stepping back into time for America- maybe the 50's, 60's. We have had our hotel ring a few times over the week with news from our guide about certain things. Lastnight, Theodore went to sleep early. What a gift that he is a good sleeper! About … Continue reading Our last night- Blake’s Friends….