Sunday, June 12, 2011

For I know the plans I have for you.....

Noah after playing in the river

Miss Priss at Nana's pool

Our "Mini Vacation" for our 10 year Anniversary!!

The Firedancers were our favorite

(Below)- The beautiful Hot Air Balloon that came over

our house and terrified my children... they said it sounded

like a bear. Go figure.

My goodness we are definately in the heat of summer. The only problem is that summer isn't even officially here yet. So much going on I don't even know where to begin. I won't lie, last week was a really tough week. I'll give you a snapshot of the week by just showing you what Wed. looked like.......... 8:15am- Laurel's Apt. at UNC- She needs tube surgery again ;(

10:am- Mike to get a biopsy of possible skin cancer on arm

2:00pm- Noah loses a filling and has to get a crown

7:30pm- Noah hits head on railing outside and requires 4 staples at Urgent Care

That was just one day!! As I was reflecting on it the Lord brought His perspective to me.

8:15am- Was able to share Laurel's story with Audiologist & Dr. Dr. had many questions

about why we chose to adopt and was able to share our story and the Lord's work in her.

2:00pm- Noah was able to quote his "when I am afraid I will trust in God" Bible verse

to the Dentist & his technicians. He also told them God was with him. It made

the technician cry (they aren't believers)

7:30pm- The receptionist at the Urgent Care was interested in hearing Laurel's story.

She too was adopted and wanting to adopt herself. She wants a special needs child

and very interested in adopting a Down's Syndrome Child...... Ahemm..


None of these encounters were by mistake. They were appointed meetings by God and had these things never happened we would have missed the opportunity to share Christ. What a lesson for me that was!!

Oh and in AWESOME news **** The little girl Olivia that I posted about previously is getting a Mommy & Daddy. She is being adopted outside of RR but Praise God she gets a chance at a family!! ***

Make the most of the Opportunities that God has put in your path this week. Use them to glorify the Maker of Heaven and Earth and show people the Hope that we have within us.

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." Jeremiah 29:11

Saturday, June 4, 2011



Girl, born May 2008
One of Olivia's parents is of Asian ancestry — isn't she stunning?
This beautiful girl has a terribly sad social story. She suffered abuse as a baby and has had many surgical procedures because of it. She is officially an orphan, and doesn't have access to the further medical care she needs.

We will share her story only with families who are seriously considering her adoption.

She is described as a lovely child with a quiet personality, very smart girl, very kind and friendly to everyone. There are no physical or psychological developmental deviations for her age group. Plastic surgery is needed in the future.
She is in high percentile of her age group for weight and height, easy to communicate with and has a smile ready. For all intents and purposes it appears that Olivia doesn't recall the tragic events that befell her in the past.

$36.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Isn't she beautiful?? She deserves so much more!! Oh I wish, I wish, I wish.......

This little girl doesn't deserve to suffer any more. She needs a family!

Go to, Other Angels, Girls 0-5 page for more info.