Thursday, August 27, 2009

Hard Work and Precious Conversation

This four year old sweetie never stops blessing my heart.
She wanted to help take the husks off the corn. So I explained
and showed her what to do.
She very seriously got to work.
Oops! Daddy get your hand out of the picture!
This precious girl was on a mission.
Chattering away as she was seriously working.
Several times she said,"Mommy I love you and I love helping you."
"Do you want to know why?" So I asked,"Why sweetie?"
She said,"It is because God put a lot of love in me."
This little girl just blesses my heart!
Jaden worked very hard even cleaning the stringy things off each cob.
When we stopped to have dinner she had done 34 ears of corn!!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Down on the farm

Jaden enjoying the ride out to the u pick fields.
She loves hats and since I didn't bring one
for her I never did get mine back. : )

Three years ago today we received the long awaited phone call
we had a referral of a little Asian princess named Shu Qin.
We have been blessed beyond measure!
As soon as I can get the pics off of the old computer
I will post them. We LOVE you Jaden Faith!

You want MORE green beans?
Jaden had so much fun picking fresh vegetables.
She is an amazing little helper!
Is this big enough?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Treasured Video

We were sent this video of our precious
daughter a year ago. She is saying her
name Hong, Haoyun and that she wishes
to have a family.
Oh my sweet baby girl, you do have a family!!!
We are coming soon!

There is one who loves you even more.
Who heard your cries. He knows your
heart of sadness and desire for a home.
My prayer has been you would feel His
loving presence as He gathers you in
His loving arms and carries you close
to His heart.

When Love Takes You In

I know you've heard the stories
But they all sound too good to be true
You've heard about a place called home
But there doesn't seem to be one for you
So one more night you cry yourself to sleep
And drift off to a distant dream

Where love takes you in and everything
A miracle starts with the beat of a heart
When love takes you home and says you
belong here
The loneliness ends and a new life begins
When love takes you in

And some where while your sleeping
Someone else is dreaming too
Counting down the days until
They hold you close and say I love you
And like rain that falls into the sea
In a moment what has been is lost in
What will be

When love takes you in everything changes
A miracle starts with the beat of a heart
And this love will never let you go
There is nothing that could ever cause
This love to lose its hold

When love takes you in everything changes
A miracle starts with a beat of a heart
When love takes you home and says you
Belong here the loneliness ends
And a new life begins when love takes you in
It takes you in for good
When love takes you in

Steven Curtis Chapman

Sunday, August 2, 2009

More pics of Piper!!!

Another family had adopted from Piper's orphanage
and I discovered these pictures on her blog and she
blessed me with them.
She looks so precious in this picture.

For He will command His angels
concerning you, to guard you in
all your ways.
Psalm 91:11
We were told we should be leaving
the beginning of October!!!!!!!!
We will have two Gotcha Day Celebrations in October!
Jaden's was October 30, 2006!!!

Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you;
He rises to show you compassion.
For the Lord is a God of justice.
Blessed are all who wait for Him!
Isaiah 30:18