We are so excited to share our Ethiopian adoption adventure, and our CRAZY lives with all of you! Our hope is that it will encourage you to step out in faith to do what God has called you to do! There are FIELDS of fatherless children waiting for someone to care for them, to love them, to tell them of JESUS' love for them...will YOU be the one??

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


No, that's not a typo! I was challenged by a friend recently to LIVE a life full of thanks to God...hence, THANKSLIVING!! Here goes..

First and foremost I'm thankful for Jesus Christ..who came into the world, lived a sinless life, and chose to die a horrible death on a cross so that I(YOU) could have life abundant now and eternal life with Him in heaven one day..YES, He loves us that much!!

I'm thankful for my husband, who is the exact and total OPPOSITE of me!! God knows who we need in our lives to balance us out..to grow us...to challenge us..to love us in spite of ourselves!

I'm thankful for my five beautiful kids...they are truly blessings from God...yes, even in the tough times!! They make life FULL and never dull!!

I'm thankful for good health...praying for friends today struggling with cancer...

I'm thankful for those in the armed forces who will spend Thanksgiving in dangerous places so that I can be with family...Praying for all of you!

I'm thankful for Christian friends who lift me up in prayer and listen to me babble on about totally useless things!(Love you Tracy, Laura, and Judy!!)

And I'm thankful for the gift of a precious little girl, who I hope today is healthy and happy as she waits for her Mommy to come get her.

There is so much more...but there is cooking to be done!! Enjoy! And let your life be marked by THANKSLIVING!


  1. So true, I am married to my opposite too! Happy Thanksgiving, can't wait until Ava is home with you! Blessings

  2. You simply MUST visit my blog Renee!!!!!