Friday, November 27, 2009


"Do I have something on my face?"

Beater Anyone?
Thank you Jesus for bringing Isaiah into our family to enjoy the wonderful taste of homemade cheesecake! :) Lily show him how it's done!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I am so thankful! God is so good! To write a list today would be endless .... so here are just a few reasons why I am so thankful this Thanksgiving Day :

From our home to yours Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Let us flood Heaven with prayer!

I am begging for all who read this blog to spread the word and pray. The Canadian government has just denied visas for a Canadian couple adopting 2 children from Uganda. They had no choice (after 7 weeks of jumping through all the hoops and completing all the proper paperwork IN Uganda) to board a plane empty handed. Heartbreaking! This is not justice at all!

What if blogland can carry a voice to the Canadian government? God can use media for His purposes too and as I started praying about this I thought what a perfect time to move the hearts of Canadians! For them to raise their voices to bring these kids home for the holidays!

This denial does not just effect one family (although - what if it was your 1 family?) - this effects those behind them. Like James and Cheremi who will be sending their paperwork to the Embassy hopefully in a few days. Not to mention those I do not personally know!

Pleeeeease pray - please ask God what to do! Please get involved - there is no justice in this - we as Christians are to fight for justice!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

So hows it going?

The main question right now is - how is it going? Honestly I have to say WAY better than I ever imagined! Our issues are so small and doable right now. #1, 2 3 & 4 have blown me away how they love on him - so gentle and sweet! I was watching Hunter juggle for Isaiah tonight and the light in Isaiah's eyes, watching him, was amazing. I told Hunter I can see how much he is going to look up to him. All of them are forming their own bond with him in their own ways and in some ways that has been my favorite part so far. Isaiah lets down any walls that the life he has led before may have formed, when he is with the kids.

I think a lot of the struggle these past few weeks have been MY struggle and frustration more than Isaiah's. I did not do well in Africa. I missed my kids at home so bad I could hardly think straight. Africa and the culture did not bother me - it was being away from my kids - I did not feel like myself at all. I just wanted to get Isaiah and get out of there back to my hubby and kids. It was hard for me to bond with him - It was hard for me to do anything, really. I had always thought I would do this and that when I was in Uganda but I did not factor in the crippling depression I would get while there. I guess I have been a stay at home mom for 10 + years, no job - ALWAYS with my kids - and then boom - "don't worry, have fun, enjoy this time" - nope, didn't work. The thing is, I love being at home. I love taking care of my kids. I love spending my time just keeping the home fires burning - I am really a hermit at heart (a very social hermit if there could be such a thing). But more than all of that I love My Jesus more. More than ALL of it, and for him I would do it again and yes, probably will. ---- Deep breath all my loved ones, not anytime soon! :)

For Jesus I would do it again. You may ask why? Why, if it was that hard and depressing? Well because we are never promised that following Christ will "feel" fabulous, comfortable or easy. Was it fabulous for the apostles to be beaten time and time again? Was it easy for Jesus to keep preaching, though at times he was trying to get away for some rest? No, but he saw the people and had compassion and then he preached and healed. Our examples in God's Word make it very clear. If you think following Christ does not include suffering I challenge you to and search the word suffering - scroll through the New Testament verses - you will get the idea really fast. It is something we share with Christ.

I have been reading a lot lately about how in our weakness He is made strong. Honestly I look at my time in Africa and think - God was I even letting your light shine through - was I SOOO weak that You could not even use me? But as I decompress from the trip I see how God was with me...

It could have ONLY been God that did all of that in less than 3 weeks - ONLY God! He moved mountains and paved ways and I take no credit for any of it - God did it. Many people have asked how we independently adopted that fast and I say ONLY GOD - He walked us through it all. From the finances here at home to the judges in Uganda - ONLY GOD!

To God be the Glory! I desire to passionately serve Him all my days! His promises never fail!

The blessings! - many times I write about what is heavy on my heart but I do want you to know about the blessings - here are some pics to give you a taste.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Blessings Abound!

Time to rejoice and sing - naturally the kids knew this!!!!!

Words really can not describe how blessed I feel today! Isaiah is a different boy - who is this kid? He smiles non-stop and seems to just know he is home. The kids LOVE him and hang on his every word - what a blessing to me!
I am so thankful - thank you for praying us home!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Leaving on a jet plane.........

Sing along! Visa in hand - God is good and paved a way to set the lonely in a family! We leave tomorrow - hang on #1, 2,3 &4 we are coming home - I may smother you in kisses and I don't plan on stopping!!! And J you have been an amazing single dad - I am so proud to be your wife! I love you!

Thank you all for praying bloggy friends - I feel so blessed and excited that God brought us to this and through this. Isaiah is a blessing and possibly the easiest 2 year old in the world. I can not wait to get him to his forever family - FOREVER! FOREVER! :)

I have so many posts in my head - I will be sharing soon .........

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Our Little Night Show!

We do a lot of waiting for time to pass but this night we had entertainment before dinner! :) Isaiah knows a lot of songs and Sofia was his back-up singer.

This was Sunday morning before church. We have been attending the Watoto Church in Central Kampala - it was great to worship with so many beautiful people.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

'lil update

All paperwork is in hand to go to the embassy Monday afternoon. Please pray for that meeting to go flawlessly - believing for it! Wednesday we have a flight booked for home. Ready to have all my babes and my awesome hubby all under one roof. Please keep hubby and kids in your prayers - #1 and #2 are sick.

Thank you all for praying - it means more than I could ever express!