Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Emma's Hope

Emma is the daughter of Meredith, one of my online friends. She has Down syndrome and has a very serious heart condition that at this time is inoperable. The family is seeking more opinions for Emma. Emma is 5 years old and was adopted from Ukraine a few months ago. She is adorable and has really come along way since coming home. The Cornish family have 4 children, 3 of whom have Down syndrome. Please say a prayer for little Emma that she be able to get her heart fixed and live a long happy healthy life. Click on her picture to the left to visit the Cornish family's blog!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Let's go fly a kite

Jon took the kids out to fly kites today and they had a blast. They actually all did very well it looks like. I was at work or getting ready to go to work, can't remember which. We have a walker for Iris when we are outside. Since our driveway is slanted, we have a "leash" attached to the bottom so she can't make it out to the road. She walks on her tippy toes in this walker and has ruined 2 pairs of robeez already....grrrrr.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day 2008

Mother's Day has for sure become my favorite holiday. I get treated like a queen and the kids "try" to be good. Jon and the kids made a great breakfast today and cleaned up all the mess. I got to sleep in and take a long nap. This year, we started a new tradition now that the kids are getting a bit older and are starting to understand what adoption means. We bought and angel statue in honor of their birthmoms. We planted a big geranium in front of the angel in honor of me, and each of the kids picked a flower to plant around the geranium in honor of each of their birthmoms. The sun was very bright today and it was very windy so we didn't get the best pictures but they are still cute. I am humbled today as I think of what the Lord has entrusted to me. He has given me 4 beautiful children to love and raise as if they were born to me. I feel very sad on Mother's Day and each of the kids' birthdays as I think and pray for their birthmoms. I can't even imagine how hard her decision was to give up a child in hopes of a better life for them. I truely wish they could see our kids and see how happy and loved they are. To Sam's birthmom Babitta, Iris' birthmom Manuela, and Ian and Ivy's birthmoms, whose names we do not know, I Love You from the bottom of my heart! HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to everyone!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Reece's Rainbow

"There are children all over the world in need of a family, love, and basic care. Many of these children have disabilities and are placed in mental institutions at the age of 4 or 5. In these places the children rarely live past the age of 10 and most die within the first year. Will you help to spread the word to raise funds and families for orphans with disabilities? Please visit Reece's Rainbow and see how your donation- however large or small- can help a child find a family. Look a little harder and you just might find the calling for one of them to be your own.

If finances aren't a way you can help, please look across their photos and say a prayer that each one will find their forever family soon. Reece's Rainbow is an International Down Syndrome Orphan Ministry which also advocates for orphans with other disabilites across the globe. Please "grab this button" and post it with a message to your own readers as well. It starts with ONE, but then grows exponentially. You never know, your own post may be one that finds a family for one of these precious children."

Please click the "button" to the left to visit Reece's Rainbow

Thursday, May 1, 2008

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Sam is growing up!

Sam wrote his name today without help. I'm so proud of him and he's tickled to death with himself. He said he is going to write his name at preschool for his teachers today. I love this kid!!