Sunday, September 28, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
"Isaiah is freakin awesome."
"Before he fell asleep he started calling me papa and laughing hysterically."
"This trip is very laid back."
"We are now getting ready to go to bed."
"This boy is trippin if he thinks that I am going to hold him all the time."
"We are getting along great."
"We are getting some very good father son bonding time."
"Isaiah is about as tall as Emily, but as heavy as Audrey."
"When he got up from his nap he didn't want Jeutan, he wanted me."
I am thrilled with how well things are going!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I can feel it with my every being...Just today, I mailed our final payment to the Orphanage. This is the payment that is due when your child exit's IBESR, and even though we haven't exited yet, I couldn't continue to look at that check everyday laying there on my dresser. You see, I have had that check laying there for the past 2 1/2 months. I decided today, to mail it, and pray that by the time the person it is going to gets it, we will have been approved and released from that stage in the process. Please join me in this prayer, that by the time our check arrives, we will have our approval and release. Our focus not will be trying to raise the money to bring our little fella home. We are anticipating $3000. This will only be for one of us (ME) to travel there and travel back with him. I can see this event in my dreams! We are trying so hard to not have any more debt than we already are. We Tim and I have been talking lately of how to eliminate more of our debt, and for now, we are agreeing that we will once again forgo a vacation, and take our tax money to pay our debt!!! It feels so good to have a plan of action. I am so excited to see what is about to happen.
Please bless us in our efforts to pay our debtors, and to save enough money to bring our son home. Thank you for all you do for us, and the great way you have blessed our family! May your name be glorified!
Saturday, September 20, 2008
This is a very sweet note, that my 8 year old wrote to her daddy today, who is going to Haiti to visit our son....
I wish I could come
but, I would be blistering
hot and it would be too
much money. I love you!
How sweet was that?
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low, and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he struck it out.
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit,
It’s when things seem worse,
that you must not quit.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The Parable of the Persistent Widow
1 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
2 He said: "In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men.
3 And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, 'Grant me justice against my adversary.'
4 "For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or care about men,
5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won't eventually wear me out with her coming!' "
6 And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says.
7 And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?
8 I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?"