Monday, November 19, 2012


Joy home from Ghana in March 2012

Gives birth children a look at compassion

Sneha home from India in Nov 2009

The five

Elijah home from China in Feb 2008

The Fab Five

Travel to Ghana changed the heart of Elise
I shudder to think where our family would be without the gift of adoption.  We would be on the road to consumerism and "The American Dream". Did adoption shatter our old dreams, ABSOLUTELY!  Adoption opened our eyes to how the rest of the world lives.  Before we could only imagine, one has to see to be transformed.  Knowing isn't enough for most people, at least it wasn't enough for me.  I needed the images racing through my mind and dreams to change me.  I have seen what early neglect and trauma does to a child.  We can't repair all the damage done,but we can be their for them in their time of need.  That is what orphans need, someone to supply theire needs and be there for them when no one else is. Little things we take for granted brushing our teeth, going to the doctor when we are sick, and having a place to call home with people that will love us forever.   Orphans don't know forever, they have hurt , disappointment , and abandonment. 

Psalm 68:6
God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Halloween 10/31/2012
Joy -princess

Elijah-Karate Master


Elise's 13th birthday with cousins

Happy 13th Birthday,Elise!!!!