Friday, August 27, 2010

Is our judgement clouded by our own wants and desires?  I know that some days I just can't see beyond my self and what ever situation the day holds.  We are called to look outside  of ourselves and die to self.  We are to give ourselves to others and to the wants and desires of our Lord.    I am so thankful that I can say that at least two times I thought of others and felt the cries of the orphan.  I am so glad that Elijah and Sneha have a hope for the future.  A hope to make an impact on others.  Oh, Lord hear our prayer to be near to you!

Friday, August 13, 2010

August 13, 2010

Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.                           James 1:12

My heart is burdened by the plight of the orphan.  I just cannot forget them even though my hands are so full and overflowing.  Everyone asks and it is certainly OK, how much does "it" (adoption) cost????   Does any one ever question the thought and purchase of a new car.  If everyone in the US held on to their older car the money to buy a car could save a child's life.  Think of all the orphans  that would have families.  Let us put our greed aside and look to the true future.  On our last day I do not want to regret any thing that I did not do.  I know that we are forgiven, but with truth and forgiveness comes great responsibility.

Our spoiled babySneha (once an orphan now loved) adopted at 8yrsElise(brith child)Graedy(birth child)Our spoiled one as a tiny babyElijah (once an orphan) adopted at 6yrs

I often think that pets in America are more loved  and pampered than the 147 million orphans world wide:(

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

August 11, 2010

GraedySnehaElijahElise & Sneha at CCAICCAILily founder of CCAICCAI reunion 2010www.chineseschildren.orgDragon fruitTasty treat!!!!

What a different summer this has been.  One job has ended and another has began.  My hope is that this job will be a better fit for our family.  Working full time from 5am until 1:45 was very hard on out family.  Some days the  babysitters just wouldn't come, luckily with the new job I will not have to worry about this.  School starts here on August 25.  I am one mama that is happy for the normal routine to begin again.  Graedy is going into 7th grade,  Elise is going into 5th, Elijah is going into 3rd, and Sneha will be in 2nd grade.

We had a great time this summer at CCAI(chinese children adoption international) reunion picnic.  What a great sight to see all the children saved and placed with families.  CCAI has brought home over 8,000 children  into  loving families.  If every Christian family adopted just one child there would be no more orphans in the world.  The faces of the orphan are the same cute children that sit next to us in church or we see at the fair.  The big difference is the orphaned child does not have a future, no parental love, no guidance, and no one to turn to when they leave the orphanage released to the streets.