Monday, December 31, 2007
Posted by Angel at 6:39 PM
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Daddy- Kaitlyn you are just getting too big I think. You aren't going to grow up on me are you?
Kaitlyn- OH YES I AM DADDY! I am going to GROW up. So you better just WATCH OUT!
I believe her. Don't you?
Kaitlyn- Mommy is there a sealand?
Me- What baby?
Kaitlyn- Is there a SEA LAND??? ( getting annoyed)
Me- Baby I don't know what a sealand IS.
Kaitlyn- You KNOW MOMMY!!! (Huge Sigh) It's a little place. Cause they have Disney WORLD and Disney LAND. Do they have Sea World and Sea LAND?
How smart is that little booger? She has her own way of thinking but it SURE is fun and interesting. ;0)
Kaitlyn- What are the clouds made of?
Daddy- What do you think they are made of?
Kaitlyn- Hmmmm.... I think something REALLY squishy.
Kaitlyn's meal time prayer....
God...... Thank you for this food.... it is good food and this food is yummy food. Please help people to go potty ON the potty.... and help mommies and daddies NOT have a hard adoption. Amen
Children are such a blessing. Every moment with my children is a treasure. I pray that I soak in each moment and be so careful not to take it for granted. It seems that every time I blink my sweet babies are growing older and more wonderful. It is my deep desire to treasure the best gifts God gives. It does not matter how he brings them to us. Whether they were planned or a surprise... wanted for years or rejected.... whether they came from our womb or the womb of a mother across an ocean... they are gifts, rewards, as valuable as arrows for a warrior in battle. Why does our society often view more children as a burden? It seems God views them very differently.Psalm 127
Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth.
How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them;
They will not be ashamed
When they speak with their enemies in the gate.
I want to remember to see my children bounding into the room as a pleasure and not an interruption. I want to hear their stuttering, stalling sentences as adorable and not frustrating. I want their squishing into my bed when they heard a noise to be precious and not intrusive. Most often my irritation comes from my own failure to grow. Most often the things that my children struggle in are bad habits they learned from me. I want to see my children through God's eyes.
And they took to him little children, so that he might put his hands on them: and the disciples said sharp words to them. And when Jesus saw it, he was angry, and said to them, Let the little children come to me, and do not keep them away; for of such is the kingdom of God. Truly I say to you, Whoever does not put himself under the kingdom of God like a little child, will not come into it at all. And he took them in his arms, and gave them a blessing, putting his hands on them. Mark 10
When I see my children's hearts I see God's heart. When I see the way they love- whole heartedly and without reservation- I see God's love. I have so much to learn from my treasures. So much about forgiveness and trust and unconditional love. Love your babies tonight. Take time to treasure who they are. We are so honored to have them. I am honored that God will send me more of these priceless treasures.
It is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.
-- Author:Charles Dickens
Posted by Angel at 10:52 PM
Thursday, December 27, 2007
No we are not adopting another sweetie pie. Not YET anyway! ;0) We are now sponsors to this beautiful little girl named Milcka from Guatemala!! I am so thrilled to have her as a part of our extended family. I will call her DD cause Droopy Dog is my little nick name for her. Look at those awesome cheeks! Aren't they crazy adorable? Here is the deal... I met/fell in love with "DD" when I was in Guatemala on our mission trip to Eagle's Nest. She lives at the orphanage where we visited. Of course I was immediately wrapped around her chubby little fingers. :0) I mean look at her! I truly have adored her since the moment I met her. I hated ever having to put her down. These are the pics I took while I was there.
There are more children who need sponsors. Even if you can give a few dollars it will help Eagle's Nest continue to be able to care for these children. They have helped so many of these little jewels find homes. Let's help them continue to be able to take children in and find them loving homes.
Here they are praying for us and our journey home. I was basically bawling my eyes out by the time they were done. They are precious. It was so hard to leave them behind.
Thanks so much for your time. I will continue to keep you updated on sweet little DD and the other kiddos at Eagle's Nest. Love, Angel
PS For more information on Eagle's Nest Orphanage and my mission trip to Guatemala please look at the side bar to the right under my archives section called mission trips. You will find LOTS of great pictures and videos.
Posted by Angel at 11:10 PM
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
I love these sweet girls. Check them out opening their presents and the presents Santa brought for Kaiya. They are such cool kids. Next year, Lord willing, their will be three sweet girls opening presents around the tree. I am saying extra prayers tonight for the little ones in this world with no home...no Santa... no cozy bed. There are far too many. It's hard knowing Kaiya is one of them tonight but I know she isn't abandoned. Soon she will come home. Soon... I pray this is her last Christmas alone.
Lord, take care of my sweet little Kaiya tonight. Please let somebody hug her and tuck her in. Please let her feel that she is loved and safe. Bring her home to us in your perfect timing.
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