Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sept 30, 2009

Well another month has come and gone and Sneha is still not home! Our case is in process at the embassy, but it does not fit the protocol for the old I600 cases or the new for the I800 cases. A new person has taken over at the embassy and we need to pray without ceasing for "Paul Herman" her life is literally in his hands. Dear Lord, "I pray that Paul Herman will take notice of our case and grant us travel to pick up our dear Grace Sneha in India. We pray for the issuance of the article 5 letter and for the embassy appointment. You placed Sneha deep in hearts and thoughts and we want to follow your will and ways and bring her home. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

September 22, 2009

Elise, Elijah, Graedy
Close up of my crew


Elise after her surgery, poor baby.

My throat hurts!

My jaw hurts!

I love pb&J!

My favorite!
Dali dog

Our big dog Daisy that squeezed in the small dog kennel????

DaVinci-Just rubbing my back

No news on our Sneha- still waiting for the article 5 and a travel date!!!! We just want to bring her home!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

September 12, 2009

Even though the picture is blurry- you know that you are in small town when hay bales line one side of the soccer field!
Elise at Elijah's first soccer game.

Graedy at Elijah's first ever soccer game.

Elijah on the run.

Watching the ball.

Posing for pictures instead of listening to the coach.


So proud to be playing soccer! We didn't think he would ever be able to play sports, but his head is healing and he is running so well with his brace. The surgeon ok'd him for basket ball and soccer, he just can't be goalie because of the chance of hitting his head. He had an excellent first game.

No news on our Sneha, we are just waiting for our Article 5 letter from the embassy and our letter to confirm a consulate appointment. I just hope and pray that she will be home now before Christmas!!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Missing Montana and remembering how our journey began- Sept,08,2009

Montana is the most beautiful place with lots of fond memories, but once a time is finished that chapter of the book of our life closes for good, never to return to be the same. I have to say I loved our time in Montana, but without moving back to Colorado we wouldn't have Elijah. We would have never been pursuing our Sneha in India. I am just so ready to travel and get Sneha out of the orphanage and into a family so she can begin the life she deserves as a child of God. She needs love, attention, and place to call her own.
How do we know that adoption is right for us? Let start start at the foundation of all of our knowledge of right and wrong-The Bible. "Once our eyes are opened we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know and holds us responsible."Proverbs 24:12 Now that we have the knowledge of suffering and know that God's children wait and are waiting for us to be the hands and feet of our savior. Faith without action is ...........? I know everyone is not called to adopt, but we are all called to help ,give, and act.
How do I know that we are not done with adopting after our Sneha comes home? There is an epidemic comparable to the Holocaust happening in today's age and times. AFRICA . How can we ignore the cries of people suffering and devastated by Aids and HIV? Maybe it is the myth that they did this to themselves and they deserve it-aids is preventable? Knowledge sets us free with-out the knowledge of how the disease is spread how can they stop it and what about the orphaned children? Is it their fault that someone made a bad choice for them? What about the myth in Africa that a virgin's blood kills the aids virus? Was it the virgins fault? How can we turn our backs on those in need?Jesus went and healed, fed, and loved those in the greatest need."He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien giving him food and clothing." Deuteronomy 10:18
What will I sacrifice do to help a starving and suffering child? Do we in American sacrifice the daily latte? The price of a daily latte can save a child from starvation? Do I really deserve the new car and new clothes with every season? We are sold the lie the we in America deserve because we have worked hard to earn it. We buy the lie daily and we being the privileged need to take care of those who can't care for themselves.
This all may seems harsh, but when my time to die comes I want my life to have made a difference at least to the life of a few children. "A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling."Psalm 68:5
And so we will wait and be filled with a hope of better things to come.