We truly are a family redefined. We are husband, wife, son, daughter, step children, biological and adopted children and most importantly, Children of God.

A friend pointed out that I needed to update my blog header. After our adoption from Ethiopia, I had updated it stating how the adoption of Sara Joy completed our family. Well... the journey continues. After much prayer, we have decided to follow what we feel is God's calling for us...we went to Ghana with the intention of adopting a four year old girl, Isabella Hope. Little did we know that she would be the catalyst to bringing home not only her, but her half brother and sister. We will now be adding not only Isabella Hope to our family, but also Mary Grace (9) and Gilbert (6) who we will transition to the name Nathaniel Timothy. The shock is wearing off and the JOY and EXCITEMENT are overwhelming. Now truly, our family is complete. The great part of journeying with God, is that it's always an adventure. He knows where we are going, and for us it is all a marvelous surprise. Looking forward to sharing our family adventures as we walk daily through life and as we venture off to Ghana to bring home Mary, Nate and Isabella! It's always an adventure redefining our family!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Football and Sara's room

Sara Joy.... Oh how I am so glad that my secret is out. I love writing her name! I love that in my mind and in my heart, she is real already! I can't wait to someday soon, bring her home.
Football - Cameron had his first football game last week as a running back for the Florence Christian School Eagles. It is "B" team football and this is his first year, so he probably won't get much play time, but it will set the foundation for JV and Varsity football. "B" team is 5th - 7th graders. You can imagine the size difference between the two. Cameron is just in 5th grade, so he is one of the smaller kids on the team and his first year, so probably won't see much play time... but he did play this past Thursday and they WON. They won big too - 20 - 6 (I think). Anyway, they won. Here are a few pictures. Cameron is #47..

Here is a picture of Anna (still in school uniform) watching her brother's game. She was having a really good time at the game. Anna starts cheerleading tomorrow and I'm sure will have a lot of fun doing that. She asked me tonight, as I was giving her a bath and we were planning our day tomorrow, if when she was at cheerleading practice if they would lift her up and throw her in the air. Ummhh... I hope not! She will have a good time though. She is cheering for Upward, which is a sports ministry program though our church. It's a great program!
And now for the unveiling of "fresh guacamole". Here it is, in Sara Joy's new room!

I am so excited about it. The color probably doesn't come through in pictures like it is standing there in the middle of the room, but it is literally, the perfect color green for a little girl's room. So fresh and "fun". I can't wait to get her furniture in there and order her bed spread. I'm going to try to con my mom into making some curtains. They are so much better hand made than the ones you can buy at the store - more personal.
Thank you for keeping us in your prayers!

In Christ,


1 comment:

Monica said...

Best wishes to you!!! I hope that the journey to get Sara Joy home is quick and easy! Praying for you & your family!!!!!