Thursday, October 21, 2010

One year ago today!

One year ago today I walked into S@nyu Babies Home in Ug@nda East Africa and have never, and will never, be the same....ever!

One year ago today my heart was shattered.

One year ago today I got to see what God sees everyday and why He says in His word for us to do something about it.  In fact He says to care for these vulnerable treasures is undefiled before Him.

One year ago today I met my son whom has taught me more in the last year than any person alive.

My heart is heavy with so many thoughts and feelings as we walk through all of these one year anniversaries.  One year since we boarded a plane, one year since meeting #5, one year since going before the high court, one year since the verbal ruling, one year since the visa was issued, one year since boarding a plane to come home, one year since stepping off the plane and into our family of 7 forever, forever. 

It is sweet, so very sweet. 

Words kind of escape me.

I am overflowing with gratitude to God.

Thank you God for taking me on this journey.  Thank you God for using me to bring you glory through this.  Thank you God for #5!  God, you have made him fearfully and wonderfully.  What an amazing blessing this child is.  Thank you for allowing me to be his mommy.  Thank you for teaching me all through out the year how to be his mommy.  I could not imagine going through this life with out him.  Thank you God for what you have taught my entire family.  Thank you God for drawing all of my children to yourself though out this year.  I praise your Holy name God.  You are worthy so very very worthy.  Amen


  1. I too have never been the same. It's amazing how the eyes and hearts can be opened up by one precious boy that God uses to teach us soooo much.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your heart. My husband and I have just started our journey to Ethiopia. I love being able to come to these blogs of those have walked this path before us.


  3. It is so hard to believe that it has already been a year. He looks so happy in your pictures!!

  4. It is so hard to believe that it has already been a year. He looks so happy in your pictures!!

  5. It is amazing to me how God has used the whole journey to change you and your family forever! I love seeing the passion He has wrought in your heart to follow Him obediently, to care for His orphans, to bring Him glory, to teach your children to do the same. Oh, Isaiah, beautiful boy, your short life has already accomplished so much for God's kingdom! I thank God for you and what He has already done through you! "To God be the glory, great things He hath done!"

  6. I, too, am grateful you got on that plane to bring Isaiah home. I love every moment of this journey. I love Isaiah, congratulations and looking forward to seeing what the Lord has instore for the future. Will you give that baby a great big smooch from A. Esh and tell him we are grateful for him too.


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