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!

Sunday, May 16, 2010


My baby girl is graduating!!!..... from kindergarten.  Most of my posts lately have been about Cameron and his broken arm... well, this one is for my Anna.  She will graduate from 5K next week.  This past Thursday she had pictures taken in her cap and gown.  Her teacher gave us a CD of Anna's pictures and here are a few.

Anna has come a LONG, LONG way in one year.  What started out as a very difficult year for her, ended on a very wonderful note.  Anna's teacher says Anna is a completely different person - night and day different.  She also said Anna's grades have dramatically improved.  I have never been real worried about Anna's grades, because I know she is a VERY smart girl.  We just had to figure out what was going on with her, and then I knew the grades would fall into place - and they did.

I am very proud of my little Anna.  I can't believe that it's been nearly six years since I first laid eyes on her, and now here she is, graduating from kindergarten.  I am truly blessed to call her my daughter!

Happy Graduation Anna Clare AiYi Roach.  We love you VERY, VERY much (with all of my heart :)

In Christ,

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