Monday, September 24, 2012

Cheetos, school, friends, connections, and miracles!

 OK so cheetos....I know I know - I have posted on FB constantly about our little man, but I can't help it.  THIS IS SOOO HUGE! 
 That is why I am posting 5 pictures of him eating cheetos, and will probably again post more! 
 Because I am THAT in awe of God and the work He has done in Michael's life! look no hands ;)
 Are you really taking that many pictures of me mom?  :)  Yes son because I want it to be known the miracles God is doing!  And if it takes a million pictures than that is what I will post :)
 Hello this is cute little me doing "school". 
 I am practicing sitting up with no back to my chair.  I have my "boots" on (AFO to those who use the correct term).  And I am playing because playing is serious business! 
 OK enough....I have to get back to work now ;)
 So last week we had to privilege to have a family come over.  They were working on the adoption of this little guy.  The Malcolm family was connected to this adoption by the same consultant we used for our Joanna and Michael :). 
 We offered for them to use our home while we were gone on vacation knowing that they would have a hard time finding a place to stay during the Republican National Convention here in Tampa area. 
 They actually found a place near to extended family which was great! 
 It was so amazing to personally connect with this beautiful family.  Our girls as you can see in the many pictures had a blast playing together! 
 We found out that they often come down this way- so we are praying we will get to meet up again!  What a huge blessing to have God connections!  I mean how else do you explain things like that?  It is only by God's grace that we get the pleasure of meeting such wonderful families. 
 Yes, it's me again.......showing off my pulling up amazing abilities.  I like using mommy's leg as my jungle gym. 
 (he he he....this totally made me laugh- Joanna taking pictures.  Where does she get that from?)  ;)
 It was great to share our stories with them, and in turn hear more about their story. 
 Looking at birth family pictures- Yes, we do need a bigger frame now!  Working on it.....slowly obviously :)
 Oh dear......Jason may be getting baby fever people- watch out!  he he he he.......go ahead honey hold the baby.  ;)
 There is just something so special about sharing stories of God's gifts in our lives.  Whether it is through adoption or any other special way God works in our lives. 
 The kids were in the pool for the longest time splashing away and having fun, but then the party started coming inside and they laughed and giggled as we were talking.  It was so much fun. 
 You know they said they were surprised that someone would offer up their house to complete strangers.  I laughed and said- well first we don't really have a lot of value in the house itself anyway (not that we don't own some nice things, but there is no "value" it is just stuff), but more importantly......God makes us all family. 
 In Him alone we are family.  The body of Christ is family! 
 There have been so many people- way too many to name that have been so gracious to us that I would not even dream of not offering all we have to anyone else who needs it.  Because it is all for God's Glory. 
 We have experienced others giving us money, place to stay for our adoptions, paying for things for us, giving things to us, offering us their child- LOVE our birth moms and first healing mom, and well when you have seen the grace behind all that it grows in you! 
 You don't think about it as a big deal anymore.  That really is such a blessing that it is hard to describe. 
 Oh and the connections you build in the family of God.  Those are even more amazing. 
 This past week a facebook friend messaged me. 
 She stated how she was so thrilled that myself and 2 other women had gotten involved in their "story" of adoption. 
 There was one lady she knew that had talked to her about adoption. 
 Then another fb friend who we know- all because they invited our family of 10 at the time to stay with them!  For a couple of nights on a family vacation! 
 Because of that connection - they told this other family to become fb friends, and well knowing I post situations of children needing homes all the time! 
 Guess what?
 One of those times became their they are waiting for her to be born!  YEA!!!!!
See........the connections and blessings are just so crazy- so God filled.  Most people don't believe me when I tell them.  That is because it is all about God! 

His love for you and I, the whole family of God, and even those who haven't accepted His love yet is so very crazy you can't even believe it until you see it for yourself first hand. 

I invite you to know that crazy love for you!  I pray you remember that love today if you have already accepted Christ.  I pray that if you don't know about this crazy love that you will ask.  Email me, or go to your pastor, or a Christian friend.  God wants to know you.  To be with you on this journey through life.  I pray you will take that step today. 



  1. Always love to see your pics and hear your miracle stories. :)

    I would LOVE your input on my post tonight:

    :) :) :)

  2. Love to hear how God is working! It is so awesome!!

    I can't believe how much Joanna has grown! She is such a cutie!!

    Well- they ALL are!!

  3. Go Michael!!! What great progress! Babies are amazing too!
    p.s. I can't comment from my mobile with the word verification.