Monday, February 26, 2007
Friday, February 23, 2007
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
YIPPEE, We just got a phone call from the contractor who checked with the building commission's office. They said that we could build back 20 feet. This is good news as we desperately want more room! He is supposed to be sitting down at the computer some time this week to make floor plans and an estimated cost. If all goes the way we want, we will have a total of 5 bedrooms!!!! I am so excited. The next hurdle will be the cost factor and if the bank will allow us to add the amount we are expecting to the cost of the home. I will continue to pray and hope you will too. As soon as we hear something else, I will let all you know. Pray for low cost, (we plan to do all the painting ourselves) and for bank approval. If necessary, we will ask to see if there is anything else we can do to lower cost, for example finishing dry wall, any volunteers????
Monday, February 19, 2007
Well, we had a very nice man from Robinson construction come to look at the house today. I guess what he said was good. He is confident that he can help with the remodeling process. He said that the first obstacle would be the building commission office. They have to approve the addition. Then he said he would put together an estimate, probably around 50,000 dollars. Then it is up to the lender. Rather we will be over building for where we are. I hope this all works. I am nervous that it wont work out the way we want. When I think about that kind of money, it sort of makes me sick to my stomach. I will keep you all posted on the updates of this process. Later............
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
I just want to say how very blessed I am to have found friends I have never met. People who care enough to send an encouraging email. You see, I just found out this morning that the little boy Morelson I wanted to adopt was just taken by another family. This morning I was really upset but have since learned that a) the Lord is in control and b) I have found that not only the people I have close and know very well are praying for me and my family but people I have never even seen face to face are too praying. I really feel as if I have found the Orphanage we are supposed to adopt from. I have looked at a dozen O on-line and had never found anything to really spark interest. It was this O that made me feel good and realize that I was where I needed to be. I have come across people I have never met who really care. I want to publicly thank each and every person who has looked out for me and my feelings during this. I hope I don't sound to dramatic. I am very blessed to have so many people that care about what is going on in my life. Thank you again!!!!!!
Monday, February 12, 2007
<GREAT NEWS> In my previous post, I spoke of a friend who just found out that she has breast cancer. I just found out awesome news!!!! Her Dr. said he thought he could get it with a lumpectomy, radiation, and chemo. She as elected to go with a mastectomy and reconstruction all at once and then Chemotherapy. I am so happy that the news isn't what we all thought in the beginning. The fact is she still has cancer, but the Dr. is very confident!! God answered our prayers that this wouldn't be worst case scenario. I am so thankful that she has the wonderful family she has and that so many has prayed for healing. Our God is awesome and deserves all the glory!
Sunday, February 11, 2007
OK, So now we are thinking possibly add on to our home???? Crazy, I know. We have found a child in Haiti that we would like to adopt. This is a time consuming ordeal, not to mention expensive. I say expensive in the fact that it would cost around the same as each Audrey and Emily. With spending 20,000 in 2 1/2 years, we aren't sure how to fund another 10-12,000. We for now will continue to pray for God to send us the solution as we already think we have the answer and that is to adopt. It is something we talk about frequently and want. I know for a lot of people the fact that we already have 4 children it seems insane to want more, but we can't help what God lays on our hearts to do. We just need space and money for the adoption part. We wanted to adopt from Haiti right before we got Emily so this isn't just a quick pick of the country event. We truly want this and most importantly want Gods Blessing in this matter. I am a very organized person who generally has a plan, so for me this is hard not knowing or having a game plan. I hope I haven't rattled on and on to the point of confusion. Until later, have a wonder Blessed day. Sarah Olson
Saturday, February 10, 2007
We have some friends who are around our age and just found out she has Breast Cancer. Please pray that they will continue to seek the Lord's face through all of this. They are a great family with great values. Pray for healing. Pray the Dr's do all they can to win this battle. Pray that spiritual growth to take place. Just Pray Pray Pray!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, February 8, 2007
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
Things in Life I am most thankful for and find blessings in...
Christ dying on the cross
The gift of Love
This list is just to name a few. I sit and think at times how good I really have it and how thankful I am to just be here to share our story. I often pray for those who don't have freedom, health, a church family, or even just a hot meal. I pray that some day I may be able to make the difference in someones life. I ask the Lord to bless my family so that we may be a blessing to someone else. I thank everyone who has ever reached out to us in our days of desperation, we sincerely appreciate it! Our Love is based on the Love of each and every person we surround ourselves with.