Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Words cannot express how happy I am this Christmas season. Since our journey to Ukraine, Mike and I both see things so differently than we ever have before. We see others needs and our excess. We see that life isn't about things but about people. We see that our lives are so short, and we only have a short time to make an impact for Christ. We see that little things DO NOT MATTER!! ONLY what we do for Christ will last. We don't sweat the small stuff anymore (or at least much anymore) :)

We are so blessed to have this little life entrusted to us this year. Last year when I made my New Year's Resolution I wanted this to be the year. I prayed that God would allow me to see my little girl by Christmas in 2009. PRAISE BE TO GOD, He granted my request. Laurel is such a joy in our life. Challenging sometimes? Yes, but anything worth having is. She is like a little sponge. She soaks up every word, action, motion and song. How wonderful that we have been allowed the privaledge to teach her about our Lord Jesus. Who would have thought just 3 short months ago she was in an orphanage, never having heard about Jesus, never having hope of a Mama or Daddy and never having had a Christmas. Well my friends I can say happily that ALL of that has changed! PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW.


  1. Was it only three months ago? goodness! Seems like forever ago Mike was bringing her home and we were heading home for ten day wait. I am so glad she is such a joy to you. My Sophie and Benjamin are the light of my life. They really brighten my world and not a day goes by they dont make me laugh! When you bring these kids home and they blossom, its hard to think that someone threw these kids aside. Gosh what they missed out on! I am so thankful that I get to be the one that that raises them and loves them.

  2. What a beautiful post! I'm so excited to follow in your footsteps in this journey!