Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!!!!!!

Happy New Year!!!! 2010

“This is what the LORD says— he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”- Isaiah 43:16, 18-19

It is hard to believe almost another year gone. This year has definitely been a year of change, Brent was laid off from the dream job of a life time working at a non profit. He misses the atmosphere in which Christ was present daily at work. With the lay off we had to move again...........I wasn't able to post until Sneha was home. We have moved our family across the country about every 3-4 years and it is harder each time. We are in rural northern Colorado, not such a long ways, but starting over with friends and life. He took a job quickly so as not to upset the adoption with Sneha. We are thankful for the job, but a hole is in our hearts to be able to do work for our Savior. Maybe this is the plan in rural America, but it feels like we are standing still just spinning our wheels. Our dream is no longer the American dream, our dream for the new year is to do something for impact and make a difference. We want our children to feel stable and make good friends to last for life. We are thankful for Graedy, Elise, Elijah, and Sneha! We are so glad that our family is finally home. With a new year comes new opportunities, new friends, and new hope!!

Ephesians 1:12in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

More pictures of India--a little late

Remembering the view out of the orphanage in Dehli.

Sneha's bed where she slept for many years.
Babies that I hope someday will be adopted.

Sneha's friends that she misses.

More of the friends Sneha had for years.

Saying goodbye to special caregivers.

Sneha's home for 5 1/2 years. Not like the home we grew up in.

The iron gate helping to guard and protect the children.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

India Gate

Went to audiologist yesterday and Sneha has moderate hearing loss at this point and needs to have her perforated eardrums repaired. Have to see what the surgeon says, but hopefully she will be able to hear much better after surgery in Jan or Feb. This is a piece of the puzzle for the lack of speech and deaf sounding screeching. Over all she is adjusting very well.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Dec 8, 2009 A few more pictures from India

President's Estate in India

India's famous gate at the president's estate
View of life in India out of our hotel

View off hotel balcony

Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Few Pictures from India December 3, 2009-First Day

Brent & Sneha's first meeting at the Welfare Home for Children
Good first impressions!

So glad to finally be here.

I finally have a family forever