Wednesday, December 26, 2012


I am convinced I have never been more content than this Christmas.  It was glorious.


It was not the gifts under the tree.  We are not really list makers at my house so the joy or the feeling of contentedness truly does not come from there.


No, it was looking at my little China doll and knowing this work, this amazing dream that God gave us over 3 years ago had come to fruition.  The Christmas I had dreamed of in 2011 now was living, breathing, running and laughing right in front of me.


It wasn't her happiness that brought me contendedness, although it brought me tremendous joy.  It was the deep knowledge that we had been obedient to the call.  It was an extraordinary feeling.  For the first time in many years, there was a sense of completeness to my family, a sense of moving forward to the Father's next dream.


I have no idea what the Lord has in store for any of these treasures I am blessed to call my children, but it is an incredible privilege to watch it unfold.


I thank Him for the gift of His Son and this journey we call life.  It is truly Wonderful.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Happy Referral Day!

One Year Ago... we got the call.  The call every adoptive family pines and prays for... on the other end of the line we heard..

"a little angel is in China, and we think she is yours"

Yesterday at church,  Ava was helping her dad with costumes for the upcoming Christmas pageant.  How gracious of the Father to remind me of His blessings.

A little angel lives with me now.  She makes me, her daddy and sister and brothers laugh every day!   She has FILLED our house with JOY and the Father has filled our hearts to overflowing.

Thank You Jesus!  

Happy Referral Day, my Ava Joy!